Tooth loss affects a person's self-image, ability to speak eloquently, and chewing/biting functionality. Additionally, if tooth loss goes untreated, serious problems may arise, including developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders. Fortunately, here at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA, Drs. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Samuel Cappiello offer their patients full and partial dentures to counter tooth loss.
To craft these restorations, your dentist takes oral impressions to make a mold in a dental laboratory. There, a lab technician constructs dentures that are almost identical in size and shape to the rest of your natural teeth in order to craft a new and improved smile.
Here are a few different types of full and partial dentures:
Immediate Dentures: These temporary dentures help patients transition to permanent dentures. Immediate dentures also prevent natural gum shrinkage, give you time to adjust to wearing dentures, and allow you to go about your regular daily activities.
Conventional Full Dentures: These custom-made dental appliances look like your own natural teeth and help you carry out normal functions, such as speaking and chewing.
Implant-Supported Overdentures: This variety provides lower or upper dentures with much-needed support by securely anchoring the appliances to two or more dental implants.
Transitional Partial Dentures: These plastic removable dentures are temporary tooth replacements/space maintainers that your Mclean dentist uses after performing a tooth extraction. Once the surgical area is completely healed, an implant is inserted to complete the process.
Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs): These are metal-based removable partial dentures that can be used instead of implants.
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Dentures should provide patients with an attractive smile, improved speech, and proper eating function. If you would like to learn more about dentures, the types of dentures available in the McLean, VA, area and which denture type is best for you, then call Drs. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Samuel Cappiello of McLean Dental Care today! Our number is (703) 734-0100.