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Dentures Overview

Dentures Overview

If you need dentures, you may be dreading the whole process, but you really should not be worried. You may have heard horror stories from your grandparents and other older people about discomfort, slipping and other problems, but dentures have come a very, very long way since then. Think of all of the stories you hear about maintenance and driving problems for cars made in the 1950’s or earlier. You never experience anything even close to those issues with your car today, right? And you have a much more comfortable and efficient driving experience with modern vehicles too. The same can be said of modern full or partial dentures.

Thanks to advanced imaging technology and superior impressions, at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, DC, we can have a set of dentures made that perfectly fit the ridge of your jawbone. Once you have adjusted to wearing them, slipping will not be an issue and you will not have any trouble eating all of your favorite foods without any discomfort or pain.

While dental implants are the ideal option for most patients who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums, dentures do have one major benefit. Many insurance policies will cover them, whereas they will not cover the expensive cost of dental implants. This means that you can get a natural looking replacement for your missing tooth or teeth at a price that you can afford. Likewise, if you have a condition like heart disease or diabetes that prevents you from getting dental implants, you still have a good option available to you with dentures.

When you visit us at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, DC for dentures, Dr. Norkiewicz or Dr. Konigsberg will examine your teeth and gums, and then they will go over your options with you. For full dentures, you may need to have some teeth extracted or you may want to opt for partial dentures while we monitor the health of your remaining teeth over time. If you need to have extractions, we will likely fit you with a set of temporary dentures until your gums have healed and shrunken. Then we will have you come in for a fitting for your permanent dentures.

Contact Our Washington, DC Dentist

To find out more about how full or partial dentures can give you back your smile, call us at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, DC today at 202-488-8300 or fill out our online contact form.

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