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Are Dentures Right for You?

July 11, 2021
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Posted By: Ben McDonald, DDS
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At McDonald Family Dentistry, your Roanoke, VA dentist helps patients restore their smiles, even when teeth are missing. We want to reestablish your bite, provide full function, and give you an aesthetically pleasing smile.

For these reasons, we offer dental bridges and a variety of denture types. This way, we have options to fit most budgets and lifestyles. And when it comes to tooth replacement, dentures are time-tested and probably the least expensive replacement option around.

Dentures and Partials in Roanoke, VA

Dentures fill in for full tooth loss. They are replacement teeth fitted into an arch or plate. Our partial dentures work beautifully with partial or sporadic missing teeth. Partial dentures are an arch or plate of replacement teeth that fill in only smile gaps.

While dentures rely on gravity and the natural boney ridges of your jaw for support, partials depend on these same ridges, clips, and healthy remaining teeth for stabilization.

Immediate Dentures Near Me

Conventional dentures mean going without teeth as your jawbone shrinks following extractions—a typical occurrence with tooth loss. This deters many people from moving toward dentures.

Fortunately, we offer immediate dentures to our patients. This means we place your denture immediately following extractions. In this case, it acts as a healing bandage, and you will not have to go without teeth as your gums heal. Immediate dentures also mean periodic adjustments in our dental office for proper fitting as your jawbone shrinks.

Learn Whether You’re a Candidate for Dentures

Fortunately, most patients are good candidates for dentures. Still, to make sure, your dentist provides a comprehensive exam and x-rays, especially if you are a newer patient or do not have the proper records on file. Your dentist then discusses with you whether dentures or partials are the best options.  

Are You Ready for a New Smile?

Reach out to our team today to schedule your denture consultation or if you have any questions about dentures or partials for our team.

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