Presidential Dental Group

General Dentists located in Washington, DC

Dentures do more than replace missing teeth, they encourage you to rediscover your smile. At Presidental Dental Group in Washington, DC, the team of dental experts provides beautiful and comfortable dentures to improve oral functioning and restore smiles. Schedule a visit today by phone or book via the web to learn more about dentures.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth held in place with a gum-colored base. This base fits on top of your gums, restoring your smile and oral functioning.

There have been vast improvements in denture technology in recent years. Today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking.

What are the benefits of dentures?

Replacing your missing teeth with dentures has several benefits, including:

  • Improved speech
  • Improvement in chewing and digestion
  • Preserved facial structure
  • Enhanced appearance

Most importantly, dentures give you back your smile, which is an essential component of who you are, and one of the fundamental tools for communicating with others. By restoring your smile, dentures make you more confident interacting with others.

Are there different types of dentures?

There are a few types of dentures, each addressing particular needs and preferences. Some denture varieties include:

Conventional dentures

Conventional dentures replace all of the teeth on your dental arch. They stay in place with either adhesive or suction.

Implant-supported dentures

Much like conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures replace an entire dental arch, but rather than relying on suction or adhesive, they attach with dental implants.

Dental implants are titanium posts that function like artificial tooth roots. Once inserted, they fuse with your bone tissue and create a sturdy anchor for your dentures to attach to.

Implant-supported dentures are more stable and comfortable than traditional dentures. They also provide the bone tissue in your jaw with healthy stimulation, which prevents bone loss.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures replace one or more teeth when you still have healthy natural teeth as well. They attach to your gums with either metal frameworks or a plastic base and enable your natural teeth and artificial teeth to work side-by-side.

What is it like living with dentures?

It might take your mouth a little while to adjust to wearing dentures, so don’t worry if they feel uncomfortable or awkward at first. Once the muscles in your mouth become comfortable with your new appliance, you’ll notice a significant improve in your overall oral functioning.

To learn more about how dentures can improve your quality of life, schedule an appointment with Presidential Dental Group today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.