Did you know that about 15% of American adults wear dentures? If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, dentures can restore your smile, making chewing, biting, and speaking much easier. Expert dentists Shila Yazdani, DDS, Michael Mortazie, DDS, and their team at Revive Dentistry in Washington, D.C., regularly restore men and women’s smiles using dentures. To see if you’re a candidate, make an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Dentures or false teeth are a type of oral prosthetic used to replace some or all of your permanent teeth. Dentures are usually made of acrylic, nylon, or metal. They fit snugly over your gums and make day-to-day tasks, such as chewing, biting, and speaking, easier.
Dentures provide an array of benefits. They improve your appearance and prevent you from slurring your words. They also support your facial structure; if you’re missing some of all of your permanent teeth, it causes the skin around your mouth to wrinkle and sag.
At Revive Dentistry, the team offers several types of dentures, including:
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth on your upper or lower arch. They’re attached to a metal plate that sits directly on top of your gums. If you lose your teeth as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or another medical condition, your Revive Dentistry provider might recommend complete dentures to restore your smile.
Your Revive Dentistry provider might recommend partial dentures if you still have healthy permanent teeth. Partial dentures sit on top of a metal framework and snap into place. They blend in with your natural teeth, so no one but you and your dentist know you’re wearing dentures.
The team at Revive Dentistry also offers cosmetic or implant-supported dentures. Your dentist attaches cosmetic dentures to a series of metal posts. This holds them firmly in place and prevents the need for messy or sticky denture adhesives.
To determine the type of dentures you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment at Revive Dentistry. Following a review of your medical history, a thorough oral exam, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your dentist can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.
The process for getting dentures depends on the type of dentures you’ll most benefit from. If you’re getting partial or complete dentures, your dentist takes impressions of your gums and uses the on-site CEREC milling machine to create your dentures. After milling your dentures, your dentist explains how to wear them, clean them, and care for them.
Cosmetic dentures, on the other hand, take longer. Before you can receive cosmetic dentures, you have to undergo implant surgery. During implant surgery, your Revive Dentistry provider places a series of metal posts into your gums. Once your gums heal, you return to Revive Dentistry, and your dentist mills your custom dentures. After milling your dentures, your dentist attaches them to your implants. The entire process usually takes about six months.
Don’t let missing permanent teeth negatively affect your confidence or daily life. Request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.