Dentures are a long-lasting solution to tooth loss as a result of periodontal disease, traumatic injury or tooth decay. Without dentures, people with multiple missing teeth may experience an inability to chew and bite properly, a sagging facial appearance or a shift in remaining teeth. Today’s dentures are functional, comfortable and attractive. Similar in appearance to natural teeth, dentures can drastically improve one’s smile and oral functioning.
A complete oral examination is the first step toward receiving dentures. During the exam, our dentists will inspect the gums and bone structure of the mouth to formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Once our dentist has determined that dentures or partial dentures are the solution, he or she will take an impression of the gums that highlights every crevice and ridge to ensure the most comfortable denture fit possible.
Complete dentures are used to replace all the teeth in the lower or upper jaws. Partial dentures may be used to replace some teeth and are built around the patient’s existing natural teeth. Both types of dentures require attention to dental hygiene once they are in the mouth to avoid irritation and serious medical complications. With proper care, most denture-wearers experience none of these effects.
Each evening, when the dentures are removed, the gums, palate and tongue should be gently brushed. The dentures themselves should also be brushed to remove any plaque or debris before soaking them in a cleansing solution. Although dentures are very durable, they should be cleaned over a towel or soft surface to avoid breakage.
Dentures should be comfortable, and most patients adjust to their new teeth quickly. Minor adjustments may be necessary to ensure the proper fit, but most people find they acclimate to wearing, speaking with and chewing with the dentures soon. Over time, wearing the dentures will become second nature and a major improvement in the patient’s smile and quality of life.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, please refer to our Patient Library section, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.
Dr. Vakay is fabulous! She is the BEST dentist I have ever had.
I have always been a dental coward. When a tooth ache got very bad, I went to the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for help. This started me on a long period of processes, treatments and gentle care that has allowed me to overcome my fear and to bring my dental health back to where it is supposed to be. I can’t thank the staff at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center enough for their sensitive care.
I have been a patient at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for approximately 15 years. I cannot offer enough praise for Dr. Vakay! She is without a doubt a top notch professional and accepts nothing but perfection in her work. She is by far the best dentist I have ever had. Thank you for your exceptional dental treatment and services!
Excellent practice. We were referred to them by a specialist that works with the Redskins . They are a class act. We recently made the switch for our kids from a pediatric dentist to Centreville Dental Wellness. Very happy we did. They are very kid friendly and did superior cleanings than the prior dentist. Highly recommend them.
This dental practice is absolutely wonderful. I have had multiple procedures and follow ups that have made me love my smile again! I have a lot of trepidation about dental work but this practice has made me enjoy the entire experience. My three year old daughter has recently become a patient as well and they were extra nurturing! Excellent practice! I travel from Arlington to continue to see them!
We were excited to open our doors on May 1 for regular patient care. We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.
IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.
We are excited to welcome you back to our office!