Dentures have been the go-to method for tooth replacement for hundreds of years—and they’re just as popular as ever today. Drs. Julia and Brandon White provide customized dentures and partials in Goode, VA designed to fit securely and comfortably within your mouth for maximum smile confidence. White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry also offers implant-retained prosthetics as an alternative for patients looking for a little more security in their denture.
Learn more about your options below, and then let’s get started on your dentures! We know that a stable tooth replacement and expert, personalized care will give you plenty of new reasons to smile.
As the name implies, a full denture is designed to replicate either the entire bottom or top arch of teeth. Once worn, it maintains its place within the mouth through natural suction or dental adhesive for a little extra security. Full dentures give patients back the ability to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence. And because they increase facial volume, full dentures might even take a few years off your appearance, too!
Custom-made partial dentures are also available at our Goode, VA dental office for patients who would prefer to maintain the natural, healthy teeth they have left. Our doctors design the partial to match your unique needs and keep it in place with clips or brackets. Both full and partial dentures are removable for your convenience and comfort.
A denture replaces your missing teeth, but what about their stabilizing roots? Without this portion of the tooth, dentures may become loose, slip around in the mouth, or even fall out completely. Dental implants act as prosthetic roots to provide the very best fit for your full denture.
What are dental implants? They are tiny titanium cylinders that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Over a period of six to eight months, the dental implants fuse with the bone—a process that provides unsurpassed stability in tooth replacement. In addition to the security provided by dental implants, they also stimulate the jawbone, keeping it healthy, whole, and promoting better oral health for years to come.
Our doctors can restore dental implants with beautiful, natural-looking dentures, bridges, and crowns.
Even though cavities and infection cannot develop on the dentures, full and partial dentures should still be thoroughly cleaned every night in a similar fashion to natural teeth. Proper cleaning of your prosthetic device prevents the buildup of bacteria that causes bad breath and gum infection, and it also keeps any existing natural teeth healthy. Some tips for excellent denture care include:
Patients whose dentures are not retained by dental implants should also be aware of slight movements or changes in the position of the denture that indicate a poor fit. As the jawbone loses volume without tooth roots, it will slowly change shape—a normal occurrence of non-implant supported devices. To maintain proper oral health, the fit of the denture will need to be periodically adjusted.
Dentures are a great solution to treat significant tooth loss because they are convenient and affordable. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years to enhance their fit and function. Although you’re ready to enjoy a complete smile again, we understand you have a few concerns. We’ll explain everything during your initial consultation. While you wait for your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about dentures to feel confident in the decisions you’re making for your smile.
Our husband-and-wife team strives to provide top-notch care. Drs. Brandon and Julie White combine their experience and qualifications to treat advanced oral health issues, like tooth loss. Our office uses the latest techniques and technologies to create dental prosthetics that closely look and feel like your natural teeth to rebuild a beautiful, functional smile. You’ll enjoy a personalized treatment plan to regain your quality of life and your confidence with high-quality dentures.
No one wants to be caught without their teeth, but it’s best to remove them at night to give your gums time to rest. When they aren’t in your mouth, store them in a denture solution to keep them moist. If your dentures dry out, they can warp, which can cause them to fit poorly or irritate your gum tissue.
It will take a few days to get used to wearing your dentures, but in no time at all, you’ll be able to enjoy many of your favorite foods again. You’ll want to cut your foods into small pieces to make them easier to chew. Although you’ll be able to eat a variety of foods, there are some you’ll want to avoid, like those that are overly hard or chewy. If you’re dissatisfied with your biting force, ask us how we can stabilize your denture with dental implants. You can regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
After receiving your new dentures, you might experience minor irritation, but it will subside within a few days. If the discomfort persists, your dentures may need to be adjusted. It’s important to visit your dentist regularly to have your dentures relined to ensure they continue to fit snuggly to minimize any injury or irritation to your gum tissue.
There isn’t a set fee for dentures because the cost is determined by your specific treatment plan. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options, like using your dental insurance. If there’s any remaining balance, our office accepts a variety of payment methods, like third-party financing.
If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, don’t Google, “where is a dentist near me?” Instead, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a beautiful, complete smile.
If you are interested in tooth replacement with dentures, please get in touch with White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. We are the experts in full and partial dentures—contact our Goode, VA dental office to schedule an appointment today!