Dentures & Partials An Overview
Dentures and partial dentures have been the most popular tooth replacement option for patients who have lost several consecutive teeth or an entire arch of teeth. At Ridgetop Dental in Northern Virginia, we offer the latest materials and techniques for replacing your lost teeth with a cosmetic denture that can give you back a beautiful, functional smile.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his associates have years of training and experience in advanced restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. We offer Smile Design services, using digital dentistry to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted with solutions that are tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Dentures and partial dentures will be custom made to match the aesthetics and structure of your smile out of high quality ceramics that will look and feel like natural teeth. Digital diagnostics enable us to more accurately design your new cosmetic dentures for a more secure and lasting fit. In many cases, Dr. Datta will recommend the use of dental implants to secure your denture or partial, offering a permanent restoration that will offer key benefits for your long term dental health:
- Reduction of bone loss in the jaw, maintaining its overall shape
- Stable and secure new smile- no risk of your teeth “falling out”
- No daily use of adhesives or need for cleaning
Implant secured dentures are typically placed using a process called All On Four®. This involves the strategic placement of smaller dental implants that can be completed in a day and will hold a hybrid denture securely in place for a permanent smile.
Dentures & Partials What to Expect
The process for restoring your missing teeth with a denture or partial denture will begin with a thorough examination and discussion to determine the condition of your oral health and your cosmetic goals. We will go over all treatment options and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
The treatment planning phase is very important and has an impact on the final result of your restoration. Ridgetop Dental uses advanced digital technology for evaluating the structure of your smile. Digital photography can be used to design a denture that complements your appearance as well as restoring function.
Dental impressions will be taken and a temporary denture may be placed to enable you to get used to your new smile and to give the gum tissues a chance to adapt before taking final impressions to be used in fabricating the denture. This multi step process can help to alleviate slippage which occurs as the soft tissues of the mouth change to accommodate the new appliance and reduce its stability.
All On Four: A Permanent Smile Solution
Dr. Datta is committed to helping patients achieve and enjoy a smile that will last a lifetime. Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement and can give you back a smile that life-like. A highly trained implant dentist in Northern Virginia, Dr. Datta has incorporated the latest in techniques and technology into our office for more accurate, healthy results from dental implants.
The All On Four procedure has two important phases: treatment planning and placement of your dentures. The integrity of your end result is dependent upon strategic and effective planning which will enable Dr. Datta to complete the final restoration in one visit.