Dr. Douglas Baldwin, your dentist in Arlington, offers natural-looking dentures for people missing one, two or even all of their teeth. A long-standing tooth replacement option, dentures now feature high-quality materials, advanced design and placement technology and excellent oral function.
What Dr. Baldwin Offers
Completely updated with natural-looking materials and many design choices, modern dentures offer exceptional fit, function and appearance. Basically, they give smiles a new lease on life. Constructed from life-like acrylic resin, dentures replace some or all teeth lost to severe decay, gum disease, or oral trauma (falls, auto accidents).
There are many ways to make dentures, depending first on patient need and also on patient preference. Dr. Baldwin and his team will evaluate your oral health and take digital X-rays and other imaging to understand your oral health and facial structure. Then, he will offer you a personalized treatment plan which addresses the tooth replacement options just right for mouth and facial appearance. At Foundation Dental Solutions, this initial consultation is free of charge.
Available Denture Options
Dr. Baldwin offers several customized denture options. They include:
Partial dentures Made of one or more artificial teeth affixed to a metal frame, a partial denture attaches to neighboring teeth with metal clasps. Partials replace one, two or more teeth and are removable.
Conventional full dentures These prosthetics stay in place with the mouth’s natural suction. They replace a full arch of teeth and last for many years. Over time, they may require denture adhesive or relining as the shape and size of the jaw bone and gum tissue change.
Implant-supported dentures For people in good overall health and with a sufficiently dense jaw bone, these outstanding dentures anchor right to the jaw bone via small titanium screws. They are precisely placed with three-dimensional Cone Beam CT scanning. Over several weeks, the implants fuse to the bone via a natural process called osseointegration.
When the dental implant sites are fully healed, the dentist places a custom-made removable or permanent denture. This kind of denture avoids the slippage, wobble and speech difficulties that can happen with conventional dentures. Plus, the titanium implants strengthen jaw bone density and size as the physical forces of biting and chewing exercise the jaw bone. No other tooth replacement option does that–only dental implants.
A Final Word on Dentures
Denture patients learn new ways to eat and speak, and their facial muscles and speech adjust quickly. Additionally, dentures from Foundation Dental Solutions restore youthful facial appearance so patients feel more like themselves and speak and eat confidently.
See Us for More Information
Bring your questions to your restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Baldwin and his team. He will show you how modern dentures can complete your smile and make it completely functional again. Please contact Foundation Dental Solutions for an appointment.