Dr. Joseph A. Catanzano III, DDS provides patients with full and partial dentures in Washington, D.C. Dentures are a restorative treatment option for patients with full arches of missing or lost teeth. Patients who have multiple consecutive missing teeth benefit from receiving partial dentures. Learn the benefits of receiving dentures as well as the types of dentures patients can receive below.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer many benefits to patients for long term oral health and overall wellness. A new smile can give you back your confidence and quality of life. Dentures can offer:
- Long term durability
- Improve biting and chewing ability
- Prevents facial sagging
- Improves speech
- Reduces the risk of gum disease
If the gaps left by multiple missing teeth are not filled, several problems may arise, including:
- Shifting Teeth
- Receding Gums
- Facial Sagging
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Misaligned Bite
- Bone Loss
Call Foxhall Smiles at 202.315.2188 if you have noticed any of these problems. We will work with you to find a solution that works with your budget and oral health goals.
Receiving Treatment with Dentures
Patients can receive traditional fixed full dentures or partial removable dentures. Strategically placed dental implants support fixed dentures, while a complete denture is removable and held into place by surrounding soft tissue, jaw bone, and adhesive. Partials are ideal for patients who are missing several teeth and cost less than full dentures on average. However, a denture is more suitable for patients who are missing most of their natural teeth.
Partial dentures are a removable type of denture that can attach a dental bridge to an acrylic, metal frame. This frame has clasps that secure onto the remaining teeth. Fixed dental restorations offer a more stable and longer-lasting solution for those with missing teeth.
Patients who have a healthy amount of jaw bone remaining are good candidates for implant-secured dentures. Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw bone and covered with dental crowns. The supporting bar that makes up the denture is secured using this implant.
Schedule a Dental Exam and Denture Consultation
Do you think you would benefit from receiving a denture? Call Foxhall Smiles in Washington, D.C. at 202.315.2188 for restorative care. You can request a dental exam with Dr. Catanzano and his dental team on our website.