Dentures in Falls Church
If you have one or more missing teeth, then you know the consequences go well 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 large 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 the adjacent teeth to shift, which increases 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 dentists Dr. Berrada of Tysons Dental Esthetics offers different types of dentures as reliable tooth replacement options. With dentures, your smile will be complete, your oral health will be restored, and your wellbeing will be maintained.
If you are missing a tooth here and a couple of teeth there, then your 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 consist of prosthetic teeth that are mounted on a metal framework. This prosthetic is held in place by clips or brackets that attach to the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. A bridge consists of prosthetic teeth that are linked to supporting dental crowns. These crowns are cemented over healthy teeth in order to secure the bridge in place.
For patients who are edentulous, meaning that all of the teeth along the upper and/or lower arch are missing, Dr. Berrada can design a full denture. Prosthetic 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, the muscles in your cheeks and tongue, as well as denture adhesive if necessary.
For the greatest security and longevity, there are implant-retained dentures. With these, dental implants are first embedded into your jawbone, and 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.