A denture is a dental appliance that replaces missing teeth. It can be full or partial, depending on how many of your consecutive teeth are lost. Dentures have been the traditional tooth replacement option for many decades and have experienced just as many changes through the years as new materials and technology has advanced the science and technique behind replacing missing teeth.
Today’s dental patients enjoy a range of tooth replacement options, all of which now offer natural looking, comfortable results that enable a normal function. Alexandria dentist Dr. Mazhari works with patients on an individual basis to help them choose the most suitable option for replacing lost teeth, one that meets all of your oral health needs, cosmetic goals and budget.
Types of Dentures
There are two basic types of dentures, both of which can be removable or fixed:
- Full denture: a full denture replaces the top or bottom arch of teeth
- Partial denture: an alternative to a fixed dental bridge, a partial denture can replace several consecutive teeth with the ability to be removable
Dental implants offer the option of an implant secured denture, providing the optimal replacement option for a full denture in a process known as “all-on-four”. Dr. Mazhari will determine if you are a candidate for implant secured dentures during your consultation.
Dentures: What To Expect
Dr. Mazhari will meet with you to evaluate your oral health and discuss your concerns when it comes to the aesthetics and function of your smile. Our goal is to provide a treatment solution that will restore long term dental health as well as a natural looking and comfortable smile that boosts your confidence. We want your smile to support your best quality of life each day, allowing you to enjoy a healthy diet and active social life.
Your procedure will be enhanced by the use of advanced digital technology and the highest quality of materials for a final restoration that blends with your natural appearance and fits securely in your mouth. Whenever possible, Dr. Mazhari will recommend the use of an implant secured denture for the most stable result that does not require daily adhesives.
Dr. Mazhari will explain how to care for your dentures to ensure that they will last and keep your smile healthy. If your dentures are removable, we will offer tips on how to keep them clean and when to come in for periodic adjustments so they remain comfortable and secure.