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By McLean Dental Care
March 03, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

If you are considering a denture, you might be wondering about the different options to choose from. What will work best for you? Which one should you choose? These are all great questions that Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA, want to help you with. 

You might need a new denture if you have missing or damaged teeth, or if you’ve worn a denture for a long time. Modern denture materials can provide a denture that looks natural and helps you enjoy the foods you love. The right new denture can restore your self-esteem and confidence too.

A full denture is a great choice if you want to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. If you need a full denture, you can choose from:

  • An immediate denture, which is delivered immediately after your teeth are removed; this type of denture has the advantage of you leaving the office with a full set of teeth. After the area has healed completely, a second permanent denture will be made.
  • A conventional denture, which is created and placed over healed tissue after 6 to 8 weeks; conventional dentures are great because you only have to become accustomed to one denture.
  • An overdenture, which uses dental implants or retained root tips to provide support and conserve the bone in your jaws; the overdenture is simply snapped in place over the implants or root tips.

A partial denture is the choice to make if you only want to replace a few teeth and not an entire arch. If you need a partial denture, you can choose from:

  • A transitional partial denture, a great choice if you want to move on to dental implants and don’t want to live without teeth; transitional partial dentures are a temporary choice and are often less expensive.
  • A removable partial denture, the perfect choice if you don’t want implants later; removable partial dentures are made of strong, sturdy materials that will last.

You deserve a denture that enhances your appearance and your life. For more information about tooth replacement options call Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA, today! To reach our office, call 703-734-0100.

By McLean Dental Care
November 12, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures   Implants  

Millions of people need dentures to replace their missing teeth. Unfortunately, conventional dentures aren't always effective. Many people don't wear their dentures as often as they should because they fear their teeth will fall out at any time, which can be humiliating.

If you need dentures and want them to stay in place, Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello of McLean Dental Care can help with stabilized dentures in McLean, VA.

What Are Stabilized Dentures?

Stabilized dentures use dental implants in McLean, VA, as holding pegs. Your dentist will modify the dentures, so they snap into the implant peg. The implant will hold the dentures in without needing adhesive, and you won't need to worry about your dentures falling out.

What Are the Benefits Of Stabilized Dentures?

The main benefit of stabilized dentures is that you won't need to worry about them falling out. These dentures will stay in when you eat, speak, and perform other daily activities. Knowing your dentures will stay in will make you feel more confident when communicating with others or dining out with friends. This peace of mind can change your life because you will have peace of mind that your dentures will always remain in place.

Also, with stabilized dentures, you won't need to use an adhesive that can irritate the gums.

If you already have dentures, they can be modified to fit the pegs, eliminating the extra cost of new dentures.

Am I a Good Candidate For Stabilized Dentures?

If you are missing multiple teeth and your jawbone hasn't been affected by decay, you would be a good candidate for stabilized dentures. The pegs that hold the dentures will be drilled directly into your jawbone; therefore, there needs to be enough bone to hold the pegs.

If you don't have adequate bone structure, your dentist can perform a bone graft to build up the jawbone to hold the implant.

What To Expect

During the first phase of the procedure, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth which will help them determine where the implants need to be placed.

When your dentist places the implants, you will need to wait several months for your gums and bone to heal. You will also need time for the implant to fuse with the jawbone.

If you already have dentures, your dentist can modify them to snap into the plugs to hold them in place. If you don't already have dentures, they will create a set with openings for the pegs.

If you need dentures but are worried about how well they will stay in your mouth, contact Dr. Gyllenhoff and Dr. Cappiello of McLean Dental Care. They can examine your mouth to determine whether your jawbone is strong enough to hold the implant or if a bone graft will be necessary. When the procedure is complete, you can wear your dentures with confidence, knowing they won't fall out at the worst time possible. To schedule an appointment in McLean, VA, call (703) 734-0100.

By McLean Dental Care
September 27, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Dentures from your dentists in McLean, VA, can give you back your smile

Dentures are a long-term investment in your smile and in yourself. The truth is, your smile is one of your most important assets. Your smile says a lot about who you are. Dentures give you back your smile, providing decades of dependable smiles. It’s important to know how to care for your dentures, so they last and continue to look beautiful.

Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA, provide a wide range of dental services, including dentures to give you back your smile.

There are a few important things to remember when taking care of your dentures. For example:

  • Be sure to handle your dentures carefully because they can break if you drop them. You should also never try to bend the clasps or the plastic.
  • After eating, take your dentures out and rinse them off. Food debris can irritate your soft tissue and rinsing helps remove traces of food.
  • After rinsing, gently wipe your tissue with a soft toothbrush or a piece of gauze. This will help keep bacteria levels lower.
  • Clean your dentures with a denture cleanser at least once each day to thoroughly remove plaque, debris, and denture adhesive.
  • Soak your dentures overnight in a soaking solution to keep them moist and comfortable. Be sure to thoroughly rinse them free of soaking solution before you wear them.
  • Never sleep with your dentures in. This will help limit bacteria, which can irritate and inflame your soft tissue.
  • Don’t ever use harsh chemicals, abrasive agents, products containing bleach, or sharp tools on your denture. Don’t use hot water when you clean your denture because it can change the fit and shape of your denture.

Dentures are meant to last, but you need to take care of them to get the most from your investment. To learn more about how to take care of your dentures, call Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello of McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA, at (703) 734-0100. Call today!

By McLean Dental Care
November 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dentures  

Do you want to know whether dentures are right for you?

Missing most or all of your teeth? So are millions of Americans. Even though you’re dealing with tooth loss, the good news is that it’s now easier than ever before to replace missing teeth and to help people regain beautiful, functional smiles again. If you’re interested in getting dentures, our McLean, VA, dentists Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello can help you restore your smile with dentures.


Here are some reasons people choose to get dentures,


They provide you with a full set of functional teeth again

If you are missing several or all of your teeth then time is of the essence when it comes to getting a full smile back. Here at our McLean, VA, dental practice, we understand that dentures are often advantageous for people who are just looking for a convenient and easy way to get a full set of teeth again. Whether you need to get complete or partial dentures, we can create a custom set of teeth that work for you.


The treatment process is fast and simple

Another reason people choose to get dentures is that they don’t have to wait a long time to restore their smiles. Usually, in just two visits we can create and fit your permanent dentures. This means that you’ll have a set of custom-made, high-quality teeth in a matter of weeks. If you don’t want to undergo surgery or more invasive procedures to get new teeth then dentures are a great option.


You are on a tight budget

Dentures are also one of the least expensive ways to replace missing teeth. This is another benefit of choosing this tooth-replacement option. Anyone can be a great candidate for dentures, even those with financial restrictions. If you are concerned about finances know that dentures can be an affordable treatment option. We would be happy to discuss your budgetary concerns during your consultation to help put your mind at ease.


You are looking to protect your oral health

We know how upsetting it can be to deal with tooth loss, but the good news is that by treating the problem and replacing your missing teeth you can actually improve your oral health. If you still have natural teeth remaining, placing dentures can prevent your natural teeth from shifting around.


Additionally, dentures can also provide support to the facial muscles to improve your appearance and to prevent sunken cheeks and other physical changes that occur with untreated tooth loss. Wearing dentures could take years off your face.


If you are interested in getting dentures from qualified dental professionals here in McLean, VA, then the next step is to schedule a consultation with us. Call McLean Dental Care at (703) 734-0100.


By McLean Dental Care
November 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Tooth loss affects a person's self-image, ability to speak eloquently, and chewing/biting functionality. Additionally, if tooth loss goes Dentureuntreated, 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.


Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call

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.