Dentures – Falls Church, VA

Reclaim a Complete, Confident Smile

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A single missing tooth is already detrimental to your quality of life, but an entire row of missing teeth can severely limit your ability to eat, speak, and smile. You should have all of your teeth replaced as soon as possible, and a reliable way to do that is to get a high-quality, customized denture from Dr. Nada and Dr. Duckett. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you think that you might need dentures to re-complete your grin.

Why Choose DentaCrafters PLLC for Dentures?

  • In-Office Dental Implant Placement Available
  • Carefully Customized Replacement Teeth
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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While many people think of dentures as a solution for an entire row of missing teeth, this type of dental prosthesis can also be used to fill in gaps in different parts of your mouth. If you’re not entirely sure whether dentures are a good fit for you, our team is ready to help. After we take a look at your mouth, we’ll review your options for tooth replacement and point you toward the one that best suits your needs. Remember, it’s better to have teeth replaced sooner rather than later. Until your consultation, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Teeth are incredibly strong, but they aren’t indestructible. Teeth can be harmed in a variety of different ways, including tooth decay, gum disease, and trauma to the mouth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, there are many negative effects of tooth loss, including facial sugging, difficulty speaking, trouble eating, and low self-esteem. By replacing your missing teeth with dentures, you can improve all of these areas.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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Dentures are an ideal option for those who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are located in the mouth, we can put together a custom plan just for you. It’s important to have excellent oral health before getting dentures, so any tooth decay or gum disease needs to be addressed ahead of time. Once your existing teeth and gums are in good shape, we can move toward planning the rest of the process.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

If dentures aren’t something that you are interested in, or you don’t make a good candidate, there are a couple of other options that we offer:

  • Dental Bridge: A dental bridge works by “bridging” the gap with a replacement tooth. The replacement tooth, also known as the “pontic,” is supported by two dental crowns that are placed on the adjacent teeth. This is ideal for patients who are only missing one or a couple of consecutive teeth.
  • Dental Implants: A dental implant is a screw-like post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. This requires that the patient has a healthy jawbone. Dental implants have a higher upfront cost than dentures, but they are made to last for multiple decades.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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While many people think of dentures as a solution for an entire row of missing teeth, this type of dental prosthesis can also be used to fill in gaps in different parts of your mouth. If you’re not entirely sure whether dentures are a good fit for you, our team is ready to help. After we take a look at your mouth, we’ll review your options for tooth replacement and point you toward the one that best suits your needs. Remember, it’s better to have teeth replaced sooner rather than later.

Types of Dentures

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When you’re considering getting dentures, one thing that will need to be determined is the exact kind of denture that fits your situation. We can go over the details of the available options when you visit us for a consultation, but here’s a quick look at the basics.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are customized to fit into the empty spaces in your smile left by missing teeth. The base of a partial denture is made from acrylic, but it also typically has metal clasps that help the prosthesis stay in place.

Full Dentures

A full denture lets you replace all of the teeth in your upper and lower arch. Like partial dentures, a full denture has an acrylic base; however, instead of relying on clasps, it uses suction to stay on the gums.

Implant Dentures

Dental implants are sturdy posts that can be surgically placed in your jaw in order to act as replacement tooth roots. Dentures that are attached to dental implants offer better chewing power, and they will not slip when you don’t want them to. Based on your needs and preferences, your implant dentures can be removable or fixed in place.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Dentures provide a cost-effective way to replace multiple teeth, and they restore your bite to the point where you will once again be able to enjoy a varied diet that includes all kinds of foods. They can also help you feel more confident by improving your appearance and your ability to speak clearly. Another key advantage of dentures is that they are quite durable; if you are diligent about taking good care of them, you can potentially keep them for many years before eventually needing to have them replaced.