Do you have several missing teeth or a full arch of lost teeth?
Visits from the Tooth Fairy might have been fun, but missing adult teeth can be detrimental to both self-confidence and mouth function. Williamsburg Center for Dental Health specializes in custom partials and dentures to keep your smile working and looking its very finest. Missing teeth can lead to many complex problems such as teeth shifting, gum disease, and jaw bone deterioration, in addition to the embarrassment that many patients experience, causing them to hide their smiles.
For many, lost teeth also leads to unhealthy changes in diet and overall lifestyle. Dr. Stacey Hall is an experienced restorative dentist in Williamsburg with the skill and training to provide exceptional results. Our office offers a range of tooth replacement options and Dr. Stacey Hall creates personalized treatment plans for the needs of the individual patient.
Types of Dentures
Dentures can be full or partial, depending on whether a full arch of teeth is being replaced or several consecutive teeth. We can place a removable denture or a fixed denture. Today’s patients enjoy the option of replacing missing teeth with a natural appearing and functioning option using dental implants.
When dental implants are used to secure dentures, they are a permanent restoration. They function and appear very similar to natural teeth. Dr. Hall uses advanced digital technology to design and place custom dentures and partial dentures, giving you back a smile that looks and feels natural. They are matched to your exact tooth color, size, and shape, to ensure that they fit in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
WHY CHOOSE IMPLANT DENTURES?
Removable dentures can prove to be uncomfortable and unreliable. They can impact your daily quality of life in many ways from lowered self-confidence to challenges in eating the foods you enjoy the most. Dental implants can be used to hold false teeth–either single teeth or entire rows–in place without the fuss. These implants look and feel natural, with a metal post acting in the place of your natural tooth root.
Implant-supported dentures can provide key benefits for your long-term dental health. These benefits include:
- Reduces bone loss in the jaw.
- Restores natural chewing and biting ability.
- Enables confident speech and social interaction.
ALL ON FOUR IN WILLIAMSBURG
For those requiring a full set of dentures, innovative technologies now allow for an entire set of dentures to stay fixed in your mouth on as little as four small posts. This eliminates the need for messy adhesives, unnatural results, or potentially embarrassing situations.
The All On Four process uses advanced planning and strategic placement of smaller implants to restore your teeth in just one day. Dr. Hall will meet with you to evaluate your needs, create a treatment plan, and place your new smile with a permanent result.
Am I a candidate for All On Four?
Most patients are considered candidates for All On Four due to the smaller size of the implants used to secure a hybrid denture. If there is compromised jaw bone or soft tissues we will coordinate any necessary procedures such as bone grafting to create a stable foundation for placing your new smile. This will be completed prior to the placement of your denture to allow for time to heal.
Dentures & Partial Dentures FAQs
Do you have further questions about how dentures and partials can be used to replace missing teeth? Continue reading to learn more and find answers to commonly asked questions our office.
How long can you keep partial dentures in?
When cared for properly, a partial denture has a five- to ten-year lifespan. However, partial dentures may need to be modified occasionally due to the aging process’s effect on changes in your gum ridges and the underlying bone.
How many hours a day should you wear partial dentures?
Once your new dentures feel comfortable in your mouth, you should take them out at night. This is good for the health of your mouth since it gives your gums a break and rest period. It also gives you time to soak your dentures and clean them before wearing them again the next morning.
What can you not eat with partial dentures?
The gum tissue that sits beneath your partial dentures can be irritated by meals that are too hard, chewy, or sticky. It is important to use caution when consuming tough foods like meat, hard vegetables, and chewing gum and candies.
Missing teeth are not always an easy fix, so it’s important to choose a team that you trust. At Williamsburg Center for Dental Health, we will work to build a customized solution based on your bone and gum health, dental status, and lifestyle.
Let us use our strategic thinking to get your smile back to looking and functioning as naturally as possible. Call 757-216-9873 or request a dental appointment with us online.