Dentures to Replace Missing Teeth at Fox Family Dentistry
While we work with a partner periodontist to perform many of our tooth replacement options, we place dentures within the comfort of our Burke and Springfield, VA dental offices. The denture can be an excellent way to replace missing teeth and return your smile, which has been tarnished by lost teeth, back to its former glory. The days of having a loose denture that affects the food you can eat are over when you have your denture placed at Fox Family Dentistry! The dentures options in the Burke and Springfield, VA area that we offer include an implant-retained denture, implant-supported denture, and traditional full and partial denture. Dr. Lawrence Fox, Dr. Erik Fox, Dr. Ahmed Ezzeldin, and our experienced staff will give you the smile that you desire at Fox Family Dentistry!
Implant-Retained Dentures to Restore Your Smile
Implant-retained dentures have changed the way that dentures are placed. Traditional types of dentures options are held in place by adhesives that may slip and cause the denture to move around when eating or talking. Implant-retained dentures use a ball system that your denture will snap onto to be held into place. With implant-retained dentures, the pressure that comes with biting down on something is transferred to your implants and gums rather than to the gums alone, as removable dentures do. These types of dentures can be removed as needed but do an excellent job at staying in place when talking and chewing!
Implant-supported dentures are a non-removable type of denture that is firmly attached to your implants using a bar beneath the dentures. When you bite down, all of the force will be transferred to the implants instead of the gums. Having the force on the implant instead of the gums makes for healthier gums that don’t suffer from the wear and tear from pressure applied to them every day. The fact that they firmly attach to your implants means that they have no room to move and cause problems when chewing and talking.
Full Removable Dentures
We also offer the more traditional full removable denture that can be placed when you have lost all of your teeth in one or both arches. One of the benefits of having removable dentures is that they are easy to clean. You can remove them and clean them outside of your mouth until they are perfectly clean. They will also improve your smile’s look as well as its functionality to give you the smile you need!
Partial dentures, or dental bridges, are used when there are one or more natural teeth remaining to the point where a full set of dentures will not be necessary. The beauty of offering partial dentures is that we can fill in the gaps, big or small, with great-looking replacement teeth! Some partial dentures are made up of false teeth and held in place by crowns that fit over teeth on either side of the gap, called abutment teeth. Other partial dentures have a plastic gum material at the base of the false teeth and are held in place by a metal framework to ensure they don’t move during your daily routine. The goal of all our denture options is to replace your missing teeth while at the same time not being distracting to you because they aren’t held securely in place.
For questions about our dentures options in the Burke and Springfield, VA area, call our Burke office at 703-978-5253 or our Springfield office at 571-429-4420, or make an appointment by using our handy online contact form.
Do you stand in front of the mirror every morning imagining yourself with a picture-perfect smile? Are there certain aspects of your teeth that you wish you could change? If so, you’re like millions of Americans. But just like those people, you don’t have to live with bad teeth any longer.
At Fox Family Dentistry, we have advanced cosmetic dentistry options to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. A healthy mouth and healthy body means much more than brushing your teeth and flossing. It’s about finding a smile that fits your personality.
Porcelain dental veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental restoration that can cover unsightly chips, cracks, or small breaks in the teeth; gaps in the teeth; and heavy stains on teeth that cannot be removed by whitening. They can even help strengthen teeth with worn enamel.
How Can Porcelain Dental Veneers Restore My Smile?
Veneers are extremely thin layers of porcelain that are placed over each tooth. Your tooth is made up of four different tissues, with the enamel being the outer tissue. When the enamel is damaged or is heavily stained, a veneer can be placed on the tooth to restore function and appearance. Porcelain is preferred in this process because it is strong and refracts light much like your natural tooth. A well-placed and designed veneer should look identical to healthy, bright tooth enamel. One of the biggest benefits of a porcelain veneer is that it does not fade or stain with age, though the restoration’s life span often is based on how the patient cares for his or her teeth.
If you’re considering a complete smile makeover, we may ask you to consider whitening your teeth once the dental veneers are placed.
How We Place Your Veneers
We can place your veneers in two simple visits. We first prepare the tooth and take an impression of the mouth so we can get an accurate mold for your permanent restoration. It’s important to understand that porcelain veneers require us to remove a small portion of your enamel. While enamel is the hardest substance in your body, it can erode with exposure to harmful bacteria. And once the enamel erodes or is removed, it cannot be restored, so veneers are not reversible. However, our dental office ensures that this enamel-removal process is as minimally invasive as possible.
You’ll wear a temporary veneer while your permanent restoration is being fabricated. This takes about one week.
During your final visit, we’ll use a high-strength bond to place the permanent veneer or veneers on your teeth. With proper maintenance, the veneer should last for years or even longer.
Most of our patients are candidates for porcelain veneers, depending on their smile goals. We ask that patients seeking veneers are free of decay or gum disease. Veneers can be used for both cosmetic and restoration purposes. For patients who need root canals on their front teeth, we’ve found that a restoration like a veneer can restore the tooth and reduce the risk of a break or fracture. If your teeth have severe breaks, we may ask you to consider restoring the tooth with a dental crown.
Fox Family Dentistry
Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Second Floor, 5200 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015, USA
7837 Rolling Rd, Springfield, VA 22153, USA