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Dentures – Oakton, VA

Replacing Missing Teeth with Lifelike Prosthetics

Are you missing a few of your teeth? If so, you aren’t the only one. With many people struggling with tooth loss, our team understands the need for restoring a person’s complete smile . That’s why we’re proud to offer personalized and natural-looking dentures in Oakton! These prosthetics are designed to blend right in with the rest of your mouth, and you’ll be free to enjoy eating and talking like normal again. Keep reading to learn more or reach out to our office to schedule your consultation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Those who are missing one, some, or all of their pearly whites may be candidates for dentures in Oakton. As long as your oral health is in good condition and your jawbone density is sufficient, you should be eligible for these prosthetics. You’ll also need to be committed to taking care of the dentures every day to ensure they last as long as possible. If our team detects any underlying issues in your mouth, such as gum disease or infection, we’ll need to fix the problem before moving forward with your treatment process.

Types of Dentures

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Dentures can come in many forms—each with its unique purposes. During your consultation, our team will assess your situation and determine which option would be ideal for renewing your smile. Our options typically include the following:

Partial Dentures

3D digital illustration of partial dentures

Patients who still have some or even most of their teeth may benefit from partial dentures. These prosthetics have a gum-colored base and metal clasps that are designed to loop around nearby teeth. This allows them to remain supported while completing your grin and improving your bite.

Full Dentures

a model example of full dentures in Oakton

These prosthetics are reserved for those who are missing entire arches of teeth. Unlike partials, full dentures rely on the natural suction of the gumline to remain stable. In some cases, you may need help from denture adhesive to keep your new teeth in place.

Implant Dentures

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Instead of relying on your natural teeth and gums, we can embed dental implants into your jawbone for a more stable foundation for your new smile. These dentures will be fixed in position, so you won’t have to worry about them unexpectedly moving around at inconvenient times. Implant dentures can also typically last several decades with regular maintenance and can help you avoid jawbone deterioration.

Benefits of Dentures

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When you are missing multiple teeth, it can be difficult to complete tasks that you once found simple. This includes chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, dentures can improve all of the following areas of your life by giving you your entire smile back. Here are some of the ways that you can benefit from dentures.

Psychological Benefits

Woman smiling with dentures

People who don’t have any teeth often have difficulty accepting their tooth loss, leading to insecurity and reducing their inclination to engage in social activities. This leads to a higher risk of experiencing sadness and depression. By restoring and appearance of one’s smile with dentures, patients can regain their confidence and self-esteem. They can reduce anxiety about appearance, speech articulation, chewing ability, and more!

Clearer Enunciation

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Missing teeth can make it more difficult to speak. To pronounce and perform words, your lips and tongue need to be positioned properly. If you are unable to touch your tongue to your teeth, some words become very difficult to save clearly. Because dentures act as your missing teeth, they allow you to enunciate more clearly while you speak. After a little bit of practice, you will be talking just like you used to!

Improves Nutrition

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Many of the nutritious foods we need are tough in texture, like vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins. When you aren’t able to chew your food thoroughly thanks to tooth loss, you can experience issues like indigestion and malnutrition. By improving your ability to chew, dentures can expand your diet to include those vitamins and minerals that you need to thrive!

Preserves Oral Health

Man with dentures at the dentist

If you still have some remaining natural teeth, getting dentures can help prevent them from shifting to other areas of the mouth. Dentures also help to bear some of the weight of regular chewing, reducing the wear and tear of your natural teeth.

Expands Opportunity

Woman with dentures at an office

The first impression you make is important for many areas of your life, including interviews, sales, and promotions. According to a 2019 study, the probability of being employed was negatively associated with poor oral health. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so having a full set of pearly whites will do nothing but help you in your endeavors!

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