Dr. Hossein Ahmadian, DDS
Arlington Advanced Dental Care

703-974-7501
1010 North Glebe Road Suite #120
Arlington, VA 22201

If some teeth are missing Denture is a replacement for  missing teeth that is removable from mouth . Patient may receive full or partial dentures depend on number of missing teeth .Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are missing .There are two kinds of full dentures.Conventional Full Dentures – This is when all the teeth are extracted and patient is without any teeth for 1-2 months for tissue to heal.Immediate Full Dentures – Prior to extract the teeth, We take measurements to process fabrication of your denture and after removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. You as a patient spend any time without teeth. You need to have a follow up visit for adjustment because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heals.Partial denture is another option when some teeth need to be removed.Partial Dentures:  when some teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made of full acrylic or metal base with acrylic.Dentures may take time to feel comfortable and get used to them. Some times feel bulky and other times might be loose. Over time you learn how to eat, speak and chew.It is always better than not having teeth. You can clean and brush them to remove the plaque and food debris. You should remove them at bed time and after cleaning keep them in water or denture cleaning solution.
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