While we all hope that our natural teeth will last forever, it is not always possible. That is why Peyser Dentistry offers a variety of solutions to help restore the appearance and health of your smile with treatments like dentures. Thanks to advances in polymer science over the last half-decade, an overwhelming majority of dentures are not made with the highest quality, durable plastic- and are stronger, more comfortable and more natural looking than ever before.
These certainly aren't your grandma's dentures!
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in the upper and lower jaws and rest on the gums that cover the jawbone. Complete dentures can be secured when attached to one or more tooth roots (known as an overdenture) or to a dental implant (implant overdenture). Some overdentures can be removed by the patient, while some others can only be removed by your Falls Church dentist.
Partial dentures only replace some of the teeth and are attached to the remaining natural teeth with clasps or attachments. Your dentist or prosthodontist will help you determine what denture is the best for your unique case.
Individuals who require extractions or implant surgery will need to wait several weeks for the mouth to heal before dentures can be placed. For some people, a temporary or “immediate” denture can be placed in the mouth on the same day extractions are performed, and worn until the permanent denture is fitted.