Konikoff Dental Associates Shore Drive
2829 Shore Drive, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
When you are missing more than one or two teeth, a full or partial denture could be the long-term solution to your problem you need. Keep reading to learn more about the newest choices for today’s denture wearer.
A denture is a dental appliance worn to replace multiple missing teeth. Modern dentures look like natural teeth, and you have the option of having a permanent fixed denture as well as a removable denture.
Today, you have more options than ever before; our dentist at Konikoff Dental Associates Shore Drive will help you compare your options and select the dentures that are best for you.
A full denture is a full arch of either upper or lower teeth. Our patients may have one or two teeth removed, which are no longer functional, in order to get a full denture, instead of a partial denture. A complete denture can rest on the gums or implants can anchor the fixed or removable denture.
When you are missing several top or bottom teeth, smiling is embarrassing. With an affordable partial denture, the gaps are filled in and you will appear to have a full set of teeth once again.
As the name suggests, it is a partial denture that is soft and flexible. A flexible partial denture bends with your mouth, instead of being rigid like a traditional partial denture. A flexible denture is also thin and lightweight, which many people find makes it more comfortable to wear.
An implant-supported denture rests on the implant abutment as opposed to your gums. The implant provides stability and strength for both the fixed and removable versions of implant-supported dentures.
It is a system using four implants, with two of them angled, to hold an upper or lower denture. The advantages of an All-on-4 denture include faster healing time and the fact that the titanium implants fuse with your jawbone to provide the biting strength of natural teeth.
The process will take several visits, including extractions and impressions to ensure you will have a denture that fits well. Our dentist will let you know when your extraction sites and/or implant placements have healed sufficiently to have your custom denture fitted. Whichever type of denture you select, our dentist will explain how many visits it takes, and what happens during each visit, until you have your denture.
Your cost will depend on the denture type, whether you select upgraded materials and if you need any preparatory work, such as an extraction. If you have dental insurance, your plan may pay a portion of the cost. Call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, who will provide you with an estimate of your total cost for dentures in Virginia Beach.
Over time, our gums change, making once well fitting dentures uncomfortable. The reline is a pliable material applied to the plate of a denture, which provides a proper fit once again. The reline will last for several years, providing the denture wearer with a denture that is once again comfortable to wear all day.
If you’re ready to discuss your denture options, we’re here to assist you. Contact our office in Virginia Beach to schedule a denture consultation and learn more about the affordable quality dentures we provide.