How can we help you?
We're experts at what we do so you don't have to be. But there's a lot to consider when making decisions about dental treatment, and you have a right to feel fully informed and have all your questions answered.
At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we're firm believers in educating our patients about the benefits of a healthy smile, so your questions are very important to us. We encourage your questions because we believe that an informed patient is a happy patient!
Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently. Please give us a call if you're looking for other answers that you don't see here. A friendly member of our team will be happy to help you.
Full & Partial Dentures
Just about anyone who is missing a few or all of their teeth is a good candidate for dentures. At our Fairfax dental office, we customize natural-looking full and partial dentures to restore function and improve your dental and facial appearance.
Modern Partial Dentures
If you are missing a few teeth, we can create a partial denture that fits in with your existing teeth, kind of like a jigsaw puzzle! Partial dentures clip onto your existing teeth to hold them in place.
If most or all of your teeth are damaged or missing, you are a good candidate for full dentures. Many people are disappointed when they hear they need dentures because they don’t want a fake-looking smile.
But today we have access to updated materials and state-of-the-art technology that allows us to create a set of dentures that look as close to natural teeth as possible.
An exciting part of the process is the planning phase where you will help us decide on the final look of your new dentures. We have control over every detail, down to the shape, size, color, and position of the artificial teeth in a comfortable acrylic base. The result is a denture that improves your smile and your quality of life.
If you are interested in a more permanent solution, we can combine implants with either full or partial dentures that stay in place and don’t slip or move when you least expect it.
Denture Consultations in Fairfax VA
Would you like to learn more about how dentures can improve your life? Please call Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.
The longevity of dentures is, of course, different for everyone; the generally accepted average lifespan, however, is five to eight years.
In reality, the dentures themselves could last much longer, but it’s not the prosthetic that is the problem. Throughout time, the shape and density of your jawbone are changing; this means that a denture that fit correctly when you first got it will gradually feel looser over time and cause discomfort and difficulty chewing.
Getting The Most From Your Dentures
One way to extend the lifespan of your dentures in Fairfax, VA is with the addition of dental implants. An implant is a biocompatible titanium post that is placed in your jaw, and the denture is designed to snap onto the implants. In addition to offering superior stability that holds the denture securely in place, implants also stimulate the growth of bone and tissue in your jaw.
The denture is not only stable, but implants eliminate the problem of shrinking jaw bone. By adding implants, Dr. Cerina Fairfax can create natural-looking, functional dentures that easily last as long as ten years.
Denture Consultations in Fairfax VA
If you are considering new dentures or have older dentures that no longer fit correctly, please call our Fairfax dental office to arrange a consultation. We will review your options going forward and work with you to design dentures that look great and last.