What are dentures?

Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. A denture is created from artificial teeth that are set into a pink, gum-colored base with or without a metal frame or clasp. The denture sits either on your gums or on dental implants to replace the missing teeth.

What is a complete denture?

A complete denture, sometimes called a full denture, is the most commonly known type of appliance. This type of denture is used to restore dental implants or replace all of the teeth in a full jaw. Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai in Stafford, Virginia, may recommend a complete denture for your upper or lower jaw, or both, based on your unique needs.

What is a partial denture?

A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain in your jaw. The partial denture fills in the spaces left by missing teeth and may include a metal or gum-colored clasp for stability.

Do I need dentures?

Our dentist may recommend dentures if you have lost many or all of your teeth. Many patients suffer from tooth loss due to advanced periodontal disease, severe decay, or serious trauma. No matter the reason for your tooth loss, our team is dedicated to helping you find the tooth replacement solution you need to restore your smile’s health, beauty, and function. We welcome you to call or visit Rai Family Dentistry soon to learn more about dentures and to schedule your personalized consultation at our office.