Replace several or all missing teeth with custom dentures in Richmond.
Missing teeth are a far-too-common problem for American adults in all walks of life. Understandably, missing teeth affect your ability to eat, speak, and enjoy your smile. The negative impact only compounds with more teeth gone.
Dentures provide an affordable solution to replace many or even all of your teeth. Visit Dr. Cichoracki for dentures in Richmond today.
What are Dentures?
A denture is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth to replace natural teeth. It also provides support for the cheeks and lips.
At our dental clinic, we offer both full dentures and partial dentures in Richmond. Full dentures replace an entire dental arch, while partial dentures clip into your remaining teeth to replace the missing ones. If you’ve lost all of your teeth, then full dentures may be the best option. Our experienced dentist will evaluate your oral health needs to help you determine which dental prosthesis is best for you.
Types of Dentures
Dentures are made of acrylic. The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth. A complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit.
There are two primary ways to fabricate dentures:
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Dentures wear over time and eventually require replacement or relining to ensure proper jaw alignment. Due to the tooth removal, bone and gum ridges recede over time, leading to alignment changes. Regular dental exams ensure a key opportunity to assess oral tissues and implement any necessary denture care.
Replace your missing teeth today to restore the function of your smile. Dr. Cichoracki is here to help with all your tooth replacement needs. At our denture clinic, we offer complete tooth replacement solutions, including denture implants, denture repair, and denture care.
Regain your smile and your confidence today. Book your appointment for dentures in Richmond.