Dr. Jafari provides dentures to help you regain your smile after losing multiple teeth. During your initial consultation, our dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your options with you to determine if dentures are the right choice for your smile. Call Inova Dental Clinic at 703-433-1400 to schedule an appointment and learn more about dentures in Sterling, Virginia.

Dentures are a type of removable dental appliance designed to address the absence of multiple teeth. In cases of partial or complete tooth loss, dentures emerge as a viable option, effectively reinstating both the aesthetic and functional aspects of one’s smile. Two primary categories of dentures exist: complete dentures and partial dentures.

Complete dentures are recommended when an entire dental arch necessitates replacement. Our experienced dentist may recommend this approach for either one or both dental arches, contingent upon individual circumstances. Enhancing stability, a denture adhesive might be endorsed by the dental professional.

Alternatively, partial dentures are provided when some natural teeth remain amidst multiple missing ones. These dentures include a delicate framework or clasps, ensuring a secure interlock with the existing teeth to give your smile greater stability.

Guided by the expertise of our dentist, a personalized recommendation of complete or partial dentures can effectively restore both functionality and appearance. With the ability to refine speech clarity, enable efficient chewing and rejuvenate facial contours, dentures comprehensively enhance the overall quality of one’s smile. The creation process involves meticulous customization, tailoring the dentures to fit comfortably, aesthetically and securely.

Denture FAQ

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you have lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Dentures restore your smile, support your overall appearance and make it easier to eat and speak normally.

What types of dentures are available?

There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Full, or complete, dentures are used when all the natural teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, they prevent other teeth from changing position. There are also “immediate” dentures that can be fitted right after tooth extraction, and “overdentures,” which fit over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants.

How long does it take to get used to wearing dentures?

Adjusting to dentures can take a little time, and it varies from one person to another. Initially, they may feel a bit strange or bulky and can cause a slight increase in saliva flow. It is also not uncommon to experience minor irritation or soreness, but these problems will diminish as your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures. Generally, it takes a few weeks to become fully comfortable with wearing dentures. If your discomfort persists or becomes severe, please make an appointment with our dentist to have your dentures adjusted.

How should I care for my dentures?

Denture care is crucial for the longevity of your dentures and the health of your mouth. Handle them with care to avoid dropping them. Clean your dentures daily by brushing them with a denture cleaner, not toothpaste, which can be abrasive. Soak them overnight in a denture-cleaning solution and rinse them before putting them back in your mouth. Remember to also brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth to stimulate circulation and remove plaque.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

You should remove your dentures at night to give your gum tissues a chance to rest and to promote oral health. Soaking your dentures overnight also helps to keep them moist and retain their shape. However, in some cases our dentist may advise that you keep your dentures in, especially in the case of immediate dentures, to help manage swelling after tooth extractions. Always follow the advice of our dentist and team.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how dentures can restore your smile.