Dentures in Falls Church
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you know the consequences go beyond just what you and everyone else sees when you smile—although this is no small concern. Tooth loss and the natural concerns about your appearance can have emotional and psychological repercussions.
But did you know that even one missing tooth could impact not only your oral health, but your overall health as well? Tooth loss may cause adjacent teeth to shift and it could increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, people with missing teeth may not be able to eat a well-rounded diet. Consequently, malnutrition could become a concern. Therefore, tooth replacement is not a luxury but a necessity.
Falls Church, VA dentists Dr. Berrada and Dr. Glickman of Tysons Dental Esthetics offer different types of dentures as reliable tooth replacement options. With dentures, your smile will be complete, your oral health will be restored and your well being will be maintained.
If you are missing a tooth here and a couple of teeth there, then your Falls Church, VA dentist may recommend a partial denture. We can design either a removable partial or a fixed partial, which is also called a bridge. A removable partial consists of false teeth that are mounted on a metal framework. This prosthetic is held in place by clips or brackets that attach to teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. A bridge consists of false teeth that are linked to dental crowns. These crowns are cemented over healthy teeth in order to secure the bridge in place.
Full Dentures in Falls Church, VA
For patients who are edentulous, meaning that all of the teeth along the upper or lower arch are missing, Dr. Berrada or Dr. Glickman can design a full denture. False teeth are attached to a base designed to look like natural gum tissue. The base fits securely and comfortably over your gums and is held in place by a combination of natural suction, muscles in your cheeks and tongue as well as denture adhesive if necessary.
Implant Retained Dentures
For the greatest security and longevity, there are implant-retained dentures. With these, dental implants are embedded in your jawbone. Then, a full denture or a fixed partial is attached to the implants. Even if you’ve been wearing dentures for some time, you may want to consider implant-retained dentures. Many of our patients report a greater sense of comfort and confidence knowing their smiles are securely anchored.
Contact our office today to schedule a denture consultation with Dr. Berrada or Dr. Siegel.