Removable Dentures

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry -  - General Dentist

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Sterling, VA

Removable dentures are now more convenient, discreet, natural-looking, and comfortable than ever before. In Sterling, Virginia, Kourosh Kianpour, DDS, and Mojgan Partovi, DDS, the gifted dentist of PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, provide a range of denture options for you to choose from to enhance your dental health and your quality of life. If you have missing teeth, removable dentures could be the right solution to restore your smile. Call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or request an appointment via the web today.

Removable Dentures Q & A

What are removable dentures?

Removable dentures are removable replacement teeth typically attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Dentures are designed to precisely and comfortably rest on top of your gums covering your jawbones.

Different types of removable dentures are available. For example, if you only have a few missing teeth, you might have partial removable dentures that attach to your natural teeth.

Your denture might have natural-looking connectors or a metal framework and clasps that attach to your teeth. In some cases, your dentist might need to place crowns, typically with special attachments, on your natural teeth to improve the fit of your custom removable denture.

If you need to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, you might have full or complete dentures.

A practical option is dental implants — artificial replacement tooth roots usually made from titanium. Your dentist surgically implants the artificial tooth root into your jawbone where your jawbone and the implants fuse over time. Your removable dentures simply attach to your dental implants.

What are the benefits of removable dentures?

Removable dentures don’t just give you the convenience of being able to remove your dentures when you need to; they also offer many other benefits, such as:

  • Improving speech
  • Improving chewing and eating
  • Restoring your smile

Your dentures are custom created based on your exact specifications, and they should easily and comfortably fit into place. Don’t force your dentures into position, since you could damage your dentures. Your dentist gives you instructions to follow.

If your denture puts too much pressure on a specific area, you might have to return to PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, where your dentist can adjust your denture in-office, to make sure it’s comfortable and fits properly.

How can I take care of my removable dentures?

Your removable dentures might take some getting used to, but over time you’ll become accustomed to wearing it. Inserting and removing your denture will require some practice.

To care for your dentures, your dentist recommends a special denture cleaner. You should brush your dentures daily to remove plaque and food deposits and prevent the denture from becoming permanently stained.

At night you should place your denture in a soaking solution or water to keep it moist and help your denture retain its proper shape.

Always rinse your denture before you place it back in your mouth.

Learn more about removable dentures and how they can enhance your smile and benefit your dental health. Call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or book online today.