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When you are missing teeth, it is difficult to smile broadly or laugh wholeheartedly without feeling embarrassed. A full or partial denture solution can get you back to being your smiling self once again. Call us to schedule an appointment to learn more about your options and discover which one is right for you.
What Are Dentures from a Dentist?
A denture is a prosthetic device that consists of a base and either a full set or a partial set of life like artificial teeth. While people have been wearing dentures for centuries, there are now many more choices for people who want to replace missing teeth.
Are There Many Different Denture Types?
We offer several types of affordable quality dentures. One of our dentists will explain the differences between your options for replacement teeth.
Are a Complete Denture and a Full Denture the Same Thing?
Yes, both are names for a denture that replaces a full set of upper or lower teeth. Sometimes, a full denture wearer will have one or two remaining teeth removed to get a full denture, especially if the teeth were unhealthy and not functioning anymore.
What is a Partial Denture Appliance?
It is a denture that replaces several missing teeth, allowing the wearer to keep healthy teeth and still appear to have a full set of upper or lower teeth. To stay in place, the partial denture has clasps that clip on to adjacent natural teeth.
What Are Flexible Dentures?
A flexible partial denture is a lightweight partial denture with nearly invisible clasps, so no one will know that you are wearing a denture. It is also more comfortable that a rigid denture.
Can an Implant-Supported Denture Slip?
If the denture is permanently affixed to the implants it never slips, nor does it ever come out of your mouth. Removable implant-supported dentures do not slip either. Both types are ideal for people who have been embarrassed by moving dentures while they were speaking to others.
What Are All-on-4® Dentures with Implants?
The process utilizes two straight and two angled titanium implants per jaw to securely hold a set of permanent prosthetic teeth.
What Are the Steps Involved in Getting Dentures?
With traditional full or partial dentures, our dentist will extract any decayed teeth and then make an impression of your gums to send to the dental lab. You may have a choice of teeth materials and shades. When the dentures come back, our dentist will ensure that they fit properly. Flexible partial dentures may require more fittings than rigid dentures.
What Do Affordable Quality Dentures Cost?
There are too many variables that would affect your dentures cost for any dentist to publish prices. The cost hinges on whether you choose rigid or flexible partial dentures, a fixed or removable full denture and whether you need any extractions. Call our office to arrange a consultation. Our dentist will go over your options for dentures in Chesapeake, examine your teeth, and then he or she can give you an estimate of your total costs.
Does a Soft Denture Reline Make Dentures More Comfortable?
Yes, the hard acrylic of dentures can start causing sore spots, even with dentures that fit perfectly in the past. As gums change, people used to have to get all new dentures, which was expensive. With a soft reline, the denture will fit perfectly once again and be more comfortable to wear.
Schedule Your Denture Consultation Today to Learn How We Can Help You Realize Your Smile Goals
When you feel ready to take the plunge and replace your missing teeth, call us to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Chesapeake. We will help you find the affordable denture option that is right for you.