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Are you missing teeth? With our affordable denture solutions, you don’t have to hide your smile any longer. We would be glad to help you find a denture that is right for you.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a removable dental prosthetic that can replace a full arch of teeth or one or more missing teeth. People choose to wear a denture both for aesthetic reasons and to be able to chew food and speak clearly once again. As an affordable alternative to missing teeth, dentures are popular. In fact, they are more popular than many people realize, since it is often impossible to tell when a person is wearing quality dentures.
What Denture Choices Do I Have?
There are several types of affordable quality dentures available today. After an examination, one of our experienced denture dentists will explain your options.
What Are Full Dentures?
A full denture will have a full arch of either upper or lower replacement teeth. The denture may rest on your gum; however, implant-supported dentures, which never slip, are an option as well. The implant-supported dentures are either fixed or removable, where you would snap them in back into place in the morning.
What is a Partial Denture?
If you still have healthy, functioning teeth in your upper or lower jaw, a partial denture will replace only the teeth you are missing. We can match your tooth color, and it won’t be possible for anyone to tell which of your teeth are natural and which are artificial.
What is a Flexible Partial Denture?
A flexible partial denture is similar to a traditional partial denture, except that the base is flexible, not rigid, and the plate is thinner. Many people who wear a flexible partial denture remark on the increased comfort and lightweight feel of these dentures.
What is an Implant-Supported Denture?
There are fixed and removable implant-supported dentures. The removable ones are stable because of the implants, yet you still take them out at night. A permanent denture is one supported by implants, and it stays in your mouth all the time just like your natural teeth. Call us for an appointment to learn more about implant-supported dentures in Chesapeake.
How are All-on-4® Dentures Different?
This appliance uses four implants, with two placed at an angle. The implants hold a fixed denture that has more biting power than a traditional implant-supported denture, where all of the implants are straight.
How Does a Person Get a Denture?
First, our dentist will determine if you need any teeth extracted before he or she takes an impression of your arch. Dentures are custom made, which takes time, so you may receive a temporary set of dentures to wear in the meantime. If you have selected an implant-supported denture, you’ll have the implants placed after your impression. When your denture comes back from the dental lab, your smile will be back as well.
How Much Are Dentures?
Since there are numerous denture types, our patient’s dentures cost is contingent on which type they select. Additionally, many patients have at least one extraction, so we cannot quote a price until our dentist performs an examination and talks to you about your options. Schedule a consultation to learn how affordable quality dentures can be at our office.
What Does a Soft Denture Reline Do?
As its name suggests, the soft reline coats your denture where it rests on your gum, making the denture’s surface pliable, so it does not cause sore spots. The soft reline will give you about three years of comfort before it needs replacing.
Schedule an Informative Denture Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about the various types of dentures mentioned above, call our Chesapeake office to schedule a consultation today. We would love to see you get your smile back.