Smile Again with Dependable Dentures
Used for centuries to replace missing teeth, dentures, partial dentures, and dental bridges can be a very effective solution for missing teeth. However, traditional dentures are removable, bulky, and sometimes lose their grip. Advances in technology and restorative dentistry make today’s dentures look and feel more natural than ever before.
Dentures are an effective solution for people who have lost or missing teeth. Whether it is a partial denture to replace one or two teeth, or a full set of dentures that replace an entire arch of teeth, dentures provide an affordable and convenient way to restore the look and function of your smile.
Our Virginia Beach dentists provide dentures to replace lost teeth due to decay, trauma, or other dental issues. We can also use them as a cosmetic solution for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly, providing a comfortable and secure fit that allows you to eat and speak normally. Additionally, you can easily remove them for cleaning and maintenance.
For those looking for a more permanent solution, dental implant-secured dentures may be the best option. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that our dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone in order to provide support for replacement teeth such as crowns, dentures or bridges.
What if my dentures do not fit correctly?
You might have old dentures that do not fit like they used to. Using denture creams only hides the fact that you may need new dentures. Replacing them periodically is very common and recommended because your mouth changes over time, but your dentures do not change with your mouth.
Dentists and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend replacing traditional dentures every 5 to 10 years.
Are implant dentures covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance providers do not cover implant-related procedures. These treatments are deemed cosmetic by insurance companies. However, we want everyone to be able to afford quality dental care, so we provide dental financing options and affordable dental implant services.
Can I get my teeth pulled and dentures on the same day?
Yes. You will receive temporary dentures, also known as same-day dentures. We will make sure you don’t leave without teeth. It takes some time to create your final restoration, so we give you temporary dentures to wear and use while your new dentures are fabricated.
How long should you wear dentures each day?
Patients should wear them during the day and remove them at night. This gives the jaw time to rest and gives patients a chance to soak or clean their dentures at night.
Can I sleep with dentures?
You can sleep with dentures on, but we do not recommend doing this on a regular basis. It is recommended that patients remove their dentures before bed to give their mouth a break and give gums and teeth time to rest.
Types of Dental Bridges in Virginia Beach
Our dentists at Coastal Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry can provide a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth.
Fixed Dental Bridge
Traditional bridges comprise of a prosthetic tooth (or series of teeth), supported by dental crowns. The dentist places each dental crown over prepared teeth adjacent to the gap.
A fixed dental bridge that uses dental crowns has some limitations that you should consider. This type of dental prosthetic requires placement of a dental crown on the teeth that neighbor the missing tooth. This can be an issue, particularly if those teeth are healthy, because it places stress on the natural teeth. This could lead to wear, cavity formation, or other dental issues.
An alternative to a traditional bridge is a dental implant-supported hybrid bridge. Our dentist can place one or more dental implants in the jaw to support the bridge for a more stable and conservative treatment.
Implant-supported bridges are a safe and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. With the help of implants, they provide a secure and reliable fit that looks natural and can last for many years. They are also easy to maintain, as they require no special cleaning techniques or tools.
Additionally, they can help improve your overall oral health by preventing adjacent teeth from shifting out of place. Implant-supported bridges are an ideal choice for those looking to restore their smile without sacrificing comfort or durability.
A third option is a resin-bonded bridge. Dentists use this type of treatment on younger patients with missing teeth (congenitally or otherwise) who are not yet candidates for dental implants. Resin-bonded bridges are a popular choice for replacing missing teeth in younger adults as well.
This type of dental restoration uses strong composite resin to bond the bridge to the existing teeth, creating a secure and natural-looking fit. Unlike traditional bridges, resin-bonded bridges do not require extensive preparation of the adjacent teeth and we can use them on patients with receding gums or weakened tooth structure. Additionally, resin-bonded bridges are less expensive than other types of bridgework and require less maintenance over time.
Schedule a Dental Restoration Consultation Today
Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley will evaluate your condition and make the recommendation that is best for you. Give us a call at 757-656-6368, or request an appointment online today.