Dentures Washington D.C.

Dentures

Are you unhappy with the state of your oral health and just want a full smile makeover? Has eating become more difficult and you find yourself avoiding certain foods because they are hard to eat now? Here at District Perio, we offer the best in full mouth rejuvenation. We offer a wide variety of denture services including traditional dentures, snap-in dentures, and All on 4 dentures.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are the most well-known type of dentures out there. You have probably seen horror stories where the grandma’s dentures fall out of her mouth while eating or speaking. This is not a far stretch of the reality of traditional dentures. Along with excessive movement, the second most common complaint is the amount of plastic that is at the roof of the mouth. Because this type of denture needs retention, it must have a palatal region causing most patients to have a gag reflex as well as the loss of taste because it covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth. This aspect of these types of dentures can be avoided by using the correct type of denture specialist who can provide you with a high-quality customized fit denture. Although traditional dentures have numerous downsides compared to other options, they are the most affordable option available.

Traditional Dentures

Snap-in Dentures

Snap-in dentures are the next best available option available for dentures.  Snap-in dentures are removable dentures that snap into your mouth like a button. They are held into place by dental implants making your denture more secure and decreasing the chance of sliding or slipping when eating or talking. Along with this benefit, snap-in dentures also do not have a palatal region causing this denture option to have a more comfortable fit and be able to taste foods better. Although snap-in dentures are an amazing step up from traditional dentures, they do have their downfalls. For example, during the healing process after getting the dental implants, you must wear a traditional denture for about 6 months. Snap-in dentures are designed to be cleaned outside of the mouth and will need to be removed at night. Snap-in dentures have transformed many lives and are an excellent choice compared to traditional dentures.

All-on-4 Denture

All-on-4 dentures are the premier product of dentures. All-on-4 dentures are permanent dentures that can’t be removed except by your dental provider. Most patients enjoy this option over all of the denture options because it is the closest to having your own natural teeth. Four dental implants are placed, and the prosthesis or dentures are then screwed into those implants, providing a secure fit for your denture. This security allows the denture to stay in place avoiding any slipping or sliding. As well as no movement, this denture also has the least amount of material increasing the comfortability level. The only downfall with this option is that it is the most expensive choice of all the dentures.  However, it is the most long-term cost-effective solution for your oral health.

All on 4

Denture Specialist Washington DC

Lower All on 4 Implant Denture
Upper All of 4 Implant Denture

Common Denture Questions

 

Can my dentures be specifically designed?

The answer to this question is yes, your dentures are completely customized by you. You can pick the shade, shape, and length of your teeth, as well as how natural you want them to look. For example, if you have a gap you want to be fixed or want them to look longer our prosthetic specialists can design your denture to your specifications.

 

Will people notice they aren’t my natural teeth?

The answer is the majority of the time people will notice your teeth changed but someone who doesn’t know you is not going to notice you have dentures, especially if you have implant dentures.  Your denture can look as natural as you want.