Konikoff Dental Associates Cedar Road
1419 Cedar Rd., Suite 100, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Are you missing multiple teeth and considering dentures? You should know that dentures have changed drastically since your grandparents wore ill-fitting ones that hurt and clacked when they spoke. Today, you have flexible, permanent and implant-supported options.
A denture is a dental appliance, typically removable, that replaces missing teeth. No one likes to smile and show that they have missing teeth. A denture is an affordable option that can replace a few teeth or an entire row.
We offer all of the latest options; our dentist would be happy to help you select an option that suits you.
A full denture replaces an entire arch of upper or lower teeth. You may have any existing unhealthy teeth removed in order to have a full, instead of a partial, denture. If you do need any extractions, we will ensure that they are quick and painless.
A removable partial denture replaces several, but not all, of a row of upper or lower teeth. The dentures have metal clasps that attach to healthy teeth to hold it securely in place.
Our dentist will recommend a flexible partial denture to our patients who find rigid dentures too heavy and uncomfortable. We encourage our patients who need a partial denture to consider a flexible option.
An implant-supported denture can be either removable or permanent. In both cases, the dentures rest on the implants, which provide support instead of the gums. Both types solve the problem of sliding dentures, as well as jawbone degradation.
The technique uses four implants per jaw to hold a permanent set of artificial teeth. Two of the implants are angled to provide superior strength and full mouth functionality. If you would like a new smile that could conceivably last for the rest of your life, ask our dentist about this technique.
The number of steps will depend on the type of dentures you have chosen. First, our dentist will extract any teeth that need to come out and then he or she will place implants, if you’ve chosen an implant-supported denture. Your gums may have to heal before our dentist makes an impression for your custom denture. Once our dentist gets your denture back from the dental lab, he or she will fit it for you and then adjust it as needed.
With all the variables, it is impossible for our dentist to provide a quote without examining your teeth and gums first, and then helping you choose from the suitable options. If you have dental insurance, please inform us when you arrive for your first appointment. Call our office to schedule your appointment and then you will receive an estimate of your dentures cost.
Many denture wearers find that a soft denture reline makes their hard acrylic dentures fit better. The pliable material molds to the shape of your gums, so your dentures won’t cause sore spots anymore. You can expect a soft reline to last for about two years.
If you would like to learn more about the different types of dentures in Chesapeake,
contact us to speak with a dentist who can recommend several of the types above, based on your unique needs.