For generations, a denture was the only option available to patients with missing teeth. Today there are multiple options available to patients, from today’s cosmetic dentures to permanently secured implant dentures. Advances in techniques, diagnostics, and materials have improved tooth replacement options, making it possible to get back a smile that looks great, feels great, and supports your best possible quality of life.
Reclaim Your Smile with Dentures
If you have a full arch of missing teeth, the dental care team at First Light Dental of Coastal Virginia can work with you to bring back a beautiful, comfortable smile with a custom denture. Matched to your natural appearance, a denture is a removable dental appliance that will give you back the ability to eat, speak and enjoy life once more.
Dr. Harper will evaluate the condition of your oral health and extract teeth if necessary before taking impressions for your new denture. He will work with you to ensure that the final restoration is comfortable and will support your long-term dental health. Regular dental care is important, providing the opportunity to monitor your oral health and the fit of your denture. A slipping or poorly fit denture can lead to irritation of the gums and impact the function of the jaw joint, leading to additional concerns.
What is an Implant Denture?
An implant denture is a name for a denture that is permanently attached to the jaw using several strategically placed dental implants. When compared to a traditional removable denture, implant dentures have a significantly higher rate of patient satisfaction.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
- Better retention, no chance of slippage
- Permanent restoration – no adhesives needed; can only be removed by a dentist
- Implants become part of the living bone to minimize bone and gum recession
- Full replacement of chewing function to enjoy a diet without restrictions
- More natural look and feel
Most patients who choose implant dentures will receive same-day dentures, also called immediate dentures or dentures in a day. The denture will help the dental implants to heal by acting as a splint. In a limited number of cases, Dr. Harper may be able to incorporate an existing denture into the implant denture.
Why Choose Dr. Harper?
When it comes to the best possible dental care for your needs and goals, training and experience matter and can impact the integrity of your results. Dr. Harper has been treating patients and families in Poquoson, Hampton Roads, and many local communities for over 20 years. He has maintained an ongoing commitment to advanced education and the incorporation of technology for an improved patient experience.
Dr. Harper has achieved the honor of Fellowship in several professional dental academies, including the Academy of General Dentistry. His knowledge and experience in all aspects of dental health care serve as a foundation for the comprehensive, personalized treatment he provides for patients with missing teeth.
Are dentures expensive?
The cost of dentures will be determined by your specific condition, the type of dentures you choose, and the materials we use. Dr. Harper will review the denture cost along with any other details prior to treatment. If you have dental insurance, we will submit claims on your behalf. For treatment not covered by insurance, we offer several flexible payment options, including interest-free financing.
What is All-on-Four?
All-on-four is another name for fixed implant dentures. This procedure places a denture on as few as four dental implants. In general, All-on-Four refers to the replacement of lower teeth; however, the same type of procedure can be applied to the upper teeth.
Do you do denture repair?
If you need denture repair, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. A simple consultation will allow us to determine if we are able to complete a denture repair or if a denture replacement is needed.