At Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, dentures are custom-made oral appliances that can replace some or all of your teeth. They are designed to look as natural as possible and to fit securely. To make them, your dentist will record measurements of your jaw, gums, and remaining teeth and take impressions of your teeth and gums. The device is fabricated from acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with metal. Dentures help maintain a normal bite and prevent facial muscles from sagging, affecting visual appearance and speech.
Types Of Dentures
Partial dentures are appliances that sit on top of the gums. Rather than replacing all the teeth, partial dentures fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. They’re commonly used for patients who are missing some of their teeth, but they aren’t suitable candidates for a dental bridge.
Full dentures are removable teeth custom designed to replace all of your teeth. Complete dentures are worn on the top or bottom of your mouth. They attach to your gum line using clips. Often, your full denture teeth will be connected to an acrylic base. This makes your dentures more comfortable and resilient.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are supported by dental implants rather than resting on your gum line. Implant-supported dentures have special attachments that snap onto the implants, providing a more secure hold.
The Benefits of Dentures
Improved Overall Health
Dentures can improve your overall dental health. Your jawbone starts to wear down as a result of missing teeth. This occurs because there are no roots to support teeth. You can restore your bite function with dentures and reduce the risk of additional damage.
Improved Facial Structure
If you are missing several teeth, your facial structure can be altered, and your appearance can be compromised. With dentures, your facial structure can look more natural, making you feel confident in your smile again. Dentures not only offer an improved facial structure, but they also help to prevent further oral health issues.
Dentures are custom-fitted to sit comfortably in your mouth. They will help you speak clearly and chew your food correctly. Without teeth, you may struggle to eat certain foods or speak clearly, affecting your mental health.
Many people who wear dentures report experiencing a drastic improvement in their quality of life. Gone are the embarrassing moments when you struggled with food or were afraid to smile. With dentures, you can live a more comfortable life.
Dentures can help you look younger and feel happier about your appearance. To learn more about the advantages of dentures, contact Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, at 2112 Gallows Rd D1, Vienna 22182, or call Dentist in Vienna, VA at (703) 893-7900.