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Dentures and Partials
Giving Patients in Falls Church, Seven Corners, Arlington, VA their Smile Back
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable, prosthetic dental appliances (sometimes known as false teeth) that are fabricated in a dental laboratory for patients that have suffered tooth loss due to any number of reasons.
Dentures are extremely durable appliances and will provide benefits for many years. As with many dental appliances, dentures may not last forever and may have to be repaired, adjusted, or re-fabricated at some point in the future.
Dr. Harriman may prescribe dentures to replace missing teeth. Dentures are custom-crafted in hundreds of shapes and tooth colors to resemble your natural teeth so closely that your friends and family will have no idea that you are wearing them. Dentures help improve natural chewing and speaking ability, provide support for the lips and cheeks, and even enhance your natural smile.
Common Types of Dentures
Complete dentures are utilized in cases where all the teeth are missing.
Removable partial dentures are recommended to fill in the spaces created by missing teeth when some of the natural teeth still remain. Partial dentures also help prevent other teeth from shifting and impacting the natural mouth shape.
Overdentures and hybrids, implant-supported, bar-retained, bar-supported and bar-retained overdentures are a wonderful solution for patients have lost all their teeth. The custom milled bar allows for optimal chewing. These bar and dentures are custom designed and milled to your individual dentition
Zirconia Titanium Bar Hybrid Denture. This custom milled zirconia prosthetic screws into an implant supported titanium bar, This produces a very natural looking prosthetic with the beauty of zirconia.
Screw retained Implant supported milled Titanium bar with Acrylic Hybrid Denture is a very popular option. Also referred to as "teeth in a day"
Locator Overdenture with a cast framework is a denture that "snaps" in over implant locator abutments that increase retention and allows you to remove the denture for cleaning.
Screw-Retained Milled Zirconia Hybrid Denture
Like the Titanium/Acrylic Hybrid however made with the beauty of Zirconia.
What To Expect During Your Visit
Dr. Harriman will use our iTero 5D scanner to get a highly accurate measurement and impression so she can create your custom-crafted denture. We will have you come back to the office to fit your dentures and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper, comfortable denture match. During your denture fitting appointment, Dr. Harriman will give you special care instructions for your new dental appliance.
Regular brushing and dental visits will add life to your teeth and any dental restorations, as well as increase the life of your dentures.
Please call us or use our online form to request an appointment or consultation.