Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, VA and Surrounding Communities
Dentures have been used to provide a solution for missing teeth for thousands of years. Many people have memories of their grandparents removing dentures at night to soak in a glass on the bedside table. But modern dentures have come a long way in both comfort and appearance, offering an ideal solution for patients who are not interested in, or are not ideal candidates for other forms of artificial tooth replacement.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures:
- Partial dentures that can be used to replace one to several missing teeth
- Full dentures that can be used to replace entire rows or full sets of teeth
Full dentures are sometimes necessary but may have retention or stability problems. These can be overcome by anchoring dentures with dental implants.
Denture Pros and Cons
Dentures provide increased function and appearance for people who are missing teeth. Additionally, caring for dentures is simple, and many people find cleaning them easier than caring for their natural teeth.
Dentures are a good way to replace missing teeth, but they do not provide the comfort that other tooth replacement options offer. Dentures also do not help maintain the bone structure of your jaw. Over time, your jaw may begin to collapse and shrink with denture use, resulting in increased discomfort.
Every mouth is entirely unique. Working closely with you, Dr. Michael Folck can help you determine if dentures are an appropriate solution for your missing teeth. Other options for tooth replacement include dental bridges and dental implants. Your options will be discussed with you during your free initial consultation.
If you live in or around Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, or Virginia Beach, Virginia and are interested in learning more about your options for replacing missing teeth, please contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Call or email us today to learn more about Dr. Folck, our office, and what we can do for you. Your first consultation is no-obligation so you've got nothing to lose, and plenty to gain!
Disclaimer: Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Michael Folck's website provides information on cosmetic dentistry in the Portsmouth, Norfolk
Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport and Virginia Beach areas in Virginia. This information is not to be taken as medical advice.
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