Loss of teeth can happen for several reasons, such as dental injuries, severe tooth decay, or advanced gum disease. No matter why you have missing teeth, our dentists can fill the gaps with dentures. At Smile by Design, we use advanced techniques, excellent biocompatible materials, and years of restorative dentistry experience to create your new smile. If you’re tired of living life with the inconveniences of missing teeth, contact us today to learn whether dentures in Virginia Beach are right for you!
A denture is a custom-made set of prosthetic teeth designed to bring back a patient’s full smile after tooth loss. While you may have grown up hearing your grandparents complain about their awkward and poorly fitting dentures, dental technology has advanced significantly since then. Today’s dentures are personalized to ensure a comfortable, secure fit. Plus, they are made to look completely natural. No one outside of our dental team should even be able to tell that they’re not your “real” teeth!
If you’re interested in replacing your lost teeth, you’ll first have to schedule a consultation with us. Based on your specific needs, we may recommend one of the following types of dentures:
Even if you’re only missing a few teeth throughout your mouth, smiling and eating can prove difficult. Fortunately, a partial denture can rebuild your smile in a way that makes it virtually impossible for anyone to distinguish between your natural and artificial teeth. Partials are made of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. The appliance is secured by metal clasps that subtly fit behind your remaining teeth.
For patients missing all of their original teeth, we offer full dentures. This solution also consists of a pink acrylic base, but they stay in place due to the gums’ natural suction. For added security, you can also purchase some denture adhesive.
If you’re looking for a solution that is more stable and lasts longer, we can see whether you’d make a good candidate for an implant-retained denture. Your dentist in Virginia Beach can anchor a full or partial denture on top of just four to six of these titanium posts that have been strategically placed throughout your jaw. Because dental implants act as the roots of the teeth, they will keep your jawbone strong. With the right oral hygiene routine, they can last for several decades or even for the rest of your life!
By choosing dentures as the solution to help you enjoy your complete smile again, here are just a few of the benefits you can expect:
Dentures and partials improve speaking and chewing abilities and allow you to smile confidently for years to come. At Smile by Design, Drs. Santos and Dr. Folck serve the restorative dentistry needs of Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities. Please make your appointment today!