Have you lost most or all of your teeth? Expecting to have teeth extracted? Looking for an option to restore the appearance and functionality of your natural smile? Dentures from Dental Serenity near Woodbridge, VA can help! We are proud to offer full dentures and immediate dentures for patients that are missing an entire arch of teeth.
Reasons for Tooth Loss
There are numerous reasons a patient may be missing their natural teeth, whether it be from decay, a dental injury or periodontal disease. With complete dentures, you can affordably and comfortably replace your missing teeth and restore the appearance and functionality of a natural smile. When a person is missing multiple teeth, it can have an impact on appearance by causing facial sagging along with impacting a patient’s ability to eat and speak properly.
For a patient to be a candidate for full dentures, they must be missing an entire arch (top or bottom row) of teeth. If you have extremely damaged or decayed teeth, extractions may be necessary. In order to custom-make your denture, an impression must be taken to ensure they fit properly and comfortably. Once the tissues in the mouth have fully healed, a complete denture will be placed.
For patients that don’t want to be without teeth during the healing process, an immediate complete denture will be placed. These will be worn until healing has been completed and the full denture has been fabricated.
Patients with multiple missing teeth that do not wear a denture are more prone to facial sagging, bone loss and teeth shifting. Even after receiving dentures, it is important to keep up with oral hygiene, making sure to brush your gums, tongue, and palate each day. This will help remove plaque and bacteria.