Complete Dentures in Virginia

We provide complete dentures in Virginia. A denture, or a complete denture, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Dentures Are Beneficial in Multiple Ways:

Complete Dentures in Virginia

Process of Complete Dentures in Virginia

A conventional denture occurs after all teeth extraction and tissues (gums) have healed. Basically, the denture fabricated and inserted immediately after teeth extraction and the tissues heal under the denture.

Comparatively, an upper denture is acrylic and usually flesh colored that covers the palate (roof of the mouth) and a lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue (i.e., the maxillary [upper] or mandibular [lower] arch). Generally, the teeth made from plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both. Additionally, complete denture attachment to dental implants allows for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures Supported by Implants

An upper denture is relatively straightforward to manufacture so it is stable without slippage. The lower full denture is typically more complex. Because there is no “suction” holding it in a place like the upper denture. For this reason, there is a general consensus that supporting a lower full denture is done by two to four implants placed in the lower jaw.

Further, a lower denture supported by implants is a far more secure placement than one without implants. Because without implants, the denture is only held in place with weak lower mouth muscles. Undoubtedly, with a lower denture secured with implants, the patients should be able to chew better. Evidently, without implants, it will be difficult or impossible to do so.

Obviously, over a normal course of time, dentures will wear off and need replacement or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. Specifically, the alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the loss of bone.

Finally, regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so the oral tissues are checked for disease or change.