1. Dentures are not the only replacement selection for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a superior option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has essential implications. Dental implants can prevent bone recession that generally occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can deliver patients the near-normal ability to chew, speak, and laugh.

2. There are more than one type of denture. Most individuals are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some natural teeth. Partial dentures can be fixed in the mouth or removable.

3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a suitable candidate for implant-anchored dentures. The critical factor is whether or not you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can strengthen existing bone for some implant patients. Schedule an appointment with Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han to find out if you are an appropriate candidate.

4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice appropriate oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.

5. Even if you have no existing teeth left, it’s vital that you have biannual dental examination. Optimal oral health is a vital component of overall physical well-being. Drs. John Han will examine your mouth for indications of diseases like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. It is also a good idea for your dentist to examine the condition of your appliance at your visit.

Drs. J. Scott White, Pranee White, and John Han, one of the most experienced and skilled dental professionals in the Richmond area, has know-how with many tooth restoration care. Call 804-302-5592 today to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact White & White: 804-302-5592

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia
23113

 

Richmond Implant Supported Dentures Perhaps you have heard or seen the Richmond dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Most Midlothian dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like hype? Exaggeration?

Let’s look at the facts about dental implant anchored dentures in Richmond:

Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How important is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?

Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slide around in your mouth and cause sores. Midlothian VA implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially appreciate this benefit.

Appearance: How does your smile look? Can you smile confidently? How many Richmond denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.

Bone health: When teeth are extracted, bone recession can occur over time (in fact, this happens in almost every case). Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse conditions present, your jaw bone should remain strong and dense, just as if the original tooth root were there.

If you hate your dentures and live in Midlothian VA or Richmond, why don’t you come in for a consultation about dental implants? We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if Implant dentures will, as promised, change your life.

Here is our contact information:

J. Scott & Pranee White DDS
White & White
1690 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
https://www.relaxdental.com/
804-302-5592