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Dentures & PartialsWashington, DC

Dentures & PartialsAn Overview

Dentures and partials are commonly used to address the top arch, bottom arch, or both arches of missing teeth. Depending on a patient’s specific needs, dentures can be removable or secured into place using dental implants.

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Dr. Justin Deckard places dentures and implant secured dentures in our Washinton, DC dentist office. We use state of the art dental technology and advanced materials to craft dentures that are not only comfortable but beautiful. Our goal is to create natural looking smiles that make our patients look and feel their best. Dr. Deckard works closely with each patient to design and place high-quality restorations in our Washington, DC dentist office.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant secured dentures offer patients a more stable, long lasting solution to replace their missing teeth. Implant secured dentures do not shift, so patients do not need to worry about embarrassing slippage during eating, speaking, or laughing. With implant secured dentures, patients can enjoy the benefit of a natural looking, comfortable tooth replacement solution.

Benefits of Implant Secured Dentures:

  • Implant secured dentures offer a more stable foundation
  • Patients do not need to worry about slippage
  • Allows for normal speaking and chewing function
  • Patients experience improved speech and confidence
  • Decreases gum irritation

Dental implants are considered one of the most successful tooth replacement options. Traditional dentures are supported using the surrounding bone structure and gums. Over time, traditional dentures may begin to affect the supporting soft tissues. Implant secured dentures rely on dental implants for support, which does not irritate the soft tissue in the mouth. Dental implants also help promote jawbone stimulation, which helps reduce the risk of future bone loss.

Dentures & Partials What to Expect

Traditional Dentures: Creating and placing dentures is a multi-step process. Dr. Deckard will take any necessary impressions and molds of the teeth to ensure a quality fit. Dr. Deckard will discuss all aspects of the procedures with you during your appointment. After the dentures are created, Dr. Deckard will check the size, color, and fit for accuracy. Once approved, Dr. Decakard will discuss any aftercare instruction.

Implant Secured Dentures: For implant secured dentures, Dr. Deckard will place titanium implants into the jawbone. During a process called osseointegration, the dental implants will fuse into the jawbone. Typically, osseointegration takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Once the dental implants fuse with the jawbone, abutments are attached to the implants. Abutments act as the connector between the titanium post and denture. Dr. Deckard will attach the denture onto the abutment, creating a long-lasting, stable tooth replacement solution.

Schedule A Consultation

Choosing traditional dentures or implant secured dentures can improve your confidence and your overall oral health. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Deckard to discuss which solution is best for you. To learn more about dentures, call (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment online.