Whether you’re missing all of your natural teeth or just a few, replacing them is important. Teeth not only help us to chew our food and prepare it for proper digestion, but allow us to pronounce words and speak with confidence.
Our teeth are also subject to shifting, so even one or two missing natural teeth can affect your entire smile. Fortunately, Dr. Nikkhah can help restore your smile with either full or partial dentures custom made for you in Rockville.
You have a few options for customizing your dentures to restore the look and function of your smile. Our denture options in North Bethesda are available for both the upper and lower jaw.
Pike District Smiles offers immediate dentures, which is a restoration designed specifically for you until your final restoration can be placed. Whether or not you’re using dentures to restore your smile, immediate dentures can act as a temporary restoration to help you avoid living without teeth while your final restoration is made.
When you want a sturdier option for a full set of dentures, Pike District Smiles offers the ability to have your dentures placed on dental implants for increased security. Implant-supported dentures could include the following arrangements:
- Ball attachment. In this setup, two dental implants are placed in your lower jaw and act as an anchor for the denture, allowing for better stability without investing in a full set of implants.
- Bar attachment. Using four to six implants, a bar attachment allows a custom-made bar to support your dentures and provide enhanced stability. In a bar attachment, your dentures can still be removed for cleaning.
- Screw-retained denture. A permanently-attached option only removable by your dentist, a screw-retained denture involves placing five or more implants for the most secure option when getting dentures.
A partial denture is designed for one or a few missing teeth and constructed using a combination of acrylic and metal. Dr. Nikkhah creates your partial denture based on your specific smile, allowing the chewing forces to be spread evenly and giving you the ability to speak and chew better.
It’s important to remember that even though you may be missing some or all of your natural teeth, regular dental checkups are still important, as your dentures will need to be replaced every few years to remain comfortable and sturdy.
Customizing your dentures allows you to feel secure in your restoration choice and enjoy your smile again. If you’ve been living without your natural teeth, there’s no better time than now to seek replacement options. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikkhah at Pike District Smiles.