It can be easy to feel self-conscious of your smile if you have missing gaps in your teeth. Whether the missing slot is small or large, Dr. Hogan can help fill in gaps for a fuller smile with full or partial dentures.
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, First Dentistry is led by Dr. Hogan who offers a multitude of dental services. Dr. Hogan and his dental experts can help fill in any gaps in your teeth for a fuller smile with our full and partial dentures. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment to find out if full or partial dentures may be right for you!
What are dentures?
Dentures are replaceable teeth for those who may have partial gaps or are missing entire arches. With the advancements in dentistry today, dentures now appear more natural and are much more comfortable.
Will I need full or partial dentures?
The type of dentures you may need will depend upon how many missing teeth are being replaced. To best determine whether full or partial dentures may be right for you, consult with Dr. Hogan at your earliest convenience.
How do dentures work?
If you are receiving full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic foundation will be secured over your gums. The base of the upper denture will encompass the roof of your mouth while the lower denture will be shaped to accommodate the size and configuration of your tongue.
If you are receiving partial dentures, they will rest on a metallic framework that is secured to your authentic molars. Certain cases may require crowns to be placed on the surrounding natural teeth to act as an anchorage for the partial denture. Unlike dental bridges which are permanent, partial dentures are an extractable alternative.
How long do dentures last?
Taking care of your dentures is very important. Dr. Hogan and his team will provide you with instructions on how best to care for your full or partial dentures. There may come a point where your denture may need to be adjusted due to everyday usage. Your mouth will also experience change as you age, requiring your denture to be adapted accordingly. Dr. Hogan recommends scheduling check-ups for him to assess your denture and make any adjustments that may help increase your comfortability with your new teeth.
If you are interested in full or partial dentures, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and meet with Dr. Hogan!