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I'm Missing Multiple Teeth! What Are My Options for Replacement?

January 9, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Shohreh Shahram
dentures | veneers | vienna va | tysons dentistry

When you are struggling with multiple failing or missing teeth, your normal daily activities become challenging! Most of us take for granted the fact that we can comfortably enjoy the foods we love until we can't any longer. The appearance of your teeth may also cause you to feel self-conscious about interacting with other people.

Whether you are missing a few or almost all of your teeth, the good news is that dentures in Vienna, VA offer a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution. Here's what you should know about your options.

Full or Partial Dentures

If most or all of your teeth are failing, complete dentures are a removable appliance that is designed to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. Made of acrylic, they are crafted with your facial features in mind, so they naturally complement your smile, while also providing the full function of chewing that was lost. Full dentures stay in place with a snug fit and suction to your jawbone, and they can be removed easily at night for cleaning. 

If you are missing multiple teeth, but have healthy teeth remaining, a partial denture may be the right solution. A partial uses metal clasps to anchor to healthy teeth and support an appliance that has prosthetic teeth attached to fill in the gaps. It is designed not only to blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth but also to restore function so you can chew with ease again.

Implant-Supported Dentures

If you have experienced an ill-fitting denture, you understand how frustrating and embarrassing it can be to worry about slippage when you're talking, laughing, or eating. Dental implants provide a solution for denture movement by becoming permanent anchors in your bone to which your dentures attach.

Not only do implant-supported dentures provide a secure fit, but they also protect your jawbone from the deterioration that occurs from wearing traditional dentures, which offers better longevity for your denture.

Would you like to learn more about which option might be right for you? Drs. Sanati or Shahram would be happy to discuss your choices with you. Your dentist in Vienna, VA can guide you through the process from start to finish. Give Tysons Dentistry a call today to schedule your denture consultation.

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