Missing teeth can not only be embarrassing, but can also impact your ability to eat and speak properly.
Dentures are a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth that restore both appearance and function.
Learn how dentures from the award-winning dentists at Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA, can help you smile again.
Implant-Supported vs Traditional Dentures
Depending on your dental needs and preferences, dentures can be implant-supported or traditional. There are a few key differences between the two types. At your initial consultation at our Arlington office, your dentist will discuss which type is right for you.
Traditional dentures rely on suction and denture adhesive to remain in place along the gums. Implant-supported dentures use titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. Once the jawbone has healed, the dentures are secured to the dental implants, eliminating the need for adhesives. Implant-supported dentures are more stable, and implants are the only restorative dentistry treatment that can prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs with tooth loss.
While traditional dentures need to be removed for cleaning, implant-supported dentures are treated just like natural teeth. They are only removed for dental cleanings by your dentist or hygienist.
Maximum Stability With Implant-Supported Dentures
"Dr. Han is thorough, detail oriented like every dentist should be, is superior when it comes to numbing you without inducing high anxiety, and works at a very speedy pace! Olivia is always a joy and great help! You will not be disappointed!!" Hate Kills
Benefits of Dentures
Improved Quality of Life
Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly or to chew your favorite foods. With dentures from our Arlington practice, you can eat the foods you love and speak normally once more.
Improved Oral Health
Tooth loss and decay can cause other oral health problems, such as infections. Extracting severely decayed or damaged teeth and replacing them with dentures can eliminate the risk of further dental issues.
Support to Surrounding Bone and Gum Tissue
Even a single missing tooth can cause bone and tissue degeneration, leading to bone loss and sagging facial features. Implants provide much-needed stimulation to the jawbone and gum tissue in place of missing tooth roots.
Prevent Excessive Wear on Remaining Natural Teeth
If you have remaining natural teeth, your bite force may be unevenly distributed, causing excessive wear on those teeth and even TMJ disorder symptoms. Dentures can restore a balanced bite, allowing you to eat and speak more naturally and distributing the wear along all teeth.
If you have been hiding your smile because you are embarrassed about missing teeth, our skilled team of dentists at Smile Designer DDS can give you the smile of your dreams with dentures. Whether you need a partial or full denture, we will give you a reason to smile with confidence.
Smile Again With Natural-Looking Dentures
Whether it's from trauma or tooth decay, missing teeth can greatly impact your ability to eat and speak properly. At Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA, Dr. Daniel Han, Dr. Sooyeon Ahn, and Dr. Hae Lim Ji have extensive, prestigious training to give you a beautiful smile that functions properly and restores your oral health. Because our dentists are versed in both the practical and cosmetic aspects of dentistry, you can expect that your dentures will make you feel confident, comfortable, and better equipped to enjoy your life to the fullest.
If you are ready to stop suffering from the frustration and discomfort caused by missing teeth, call us or request an initial consultation using our online form today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Denture Treatment Timeline
Our dentures are crafted using high-quality materials like zirconia and porcelain and hand-finished for a stunning, lifelike appearance.
What Other Patients Say About Smile Designer DDS
A great Dental experience with Smile Designer. Great energy and engagement with the staff. Prompt, thorough discussions about the services. The best dental group I have been to and I wish I would have found them sooner. Love the atmosphere and the care they give to each patient. I will always come here.View on Google
Dr. Han is an excellent dentist. He has done extensive work on my teeth and I have not once had pain. I was always scared to go to the dentist but that fear is gone since I've been going to Smile Designer. I would recommend Dr. Han and the dental hygienists that do cleanings to everyone. Excellent practice!View on Google