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Dentures Specialist

Alonzo M. Bell, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

The Bell Dental Group

Alonzo M. Bell, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alexandria, VA

If you’re missing several teeth, dentures may be the fastest and most affordable way to replace them all at once. At The Bell Dental Group in Alexandria, Virginia, general and cosmetic dentist Alonzo M. Bell, DDS, offers full mouth, partial, and implant-supported dentures. If you need to replace many teeth at once, call The Bell Dental Group or book an appointment online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic devices that can replace all of your missing teeth at once. If you’re missing many teeth, dentures are likely the fastest and most affordable way to replace them.

Dr. Bell prepares your dentures over the course of two to three visits. First, he takes an impression of your jaw to get proper measurements. He uses this to make model dentures, which you can try on for comfort and proper fit.

Finally, Dr. Bell makes minor adjustments to ensure the best fit before you’re ready to wear your dentures home.

What are my options for dentures?

Dr. Bell offers three different types of dentures:

Full mouth dentures

If you’re missing all your teeth, or you need to have them removed, full dentures can replace them all at once. Full mouth dentures use suction to stay in place along your gums and can be taken out for cleaning and home care.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures replace several missing teeth while maintaining the healthy teeth in your mouth. Instead of a large device that attaches to your gums, partial dentures attach to healthy neighboring teeth to stay in place. The dentures are matched to your natural teeth and blend right in.

Implant-supported dentures

These are a permanent option for replacing all your teeth at one time. The dentures attach to your mouth with titanium implants. Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth; they can support a much larger prosthesis.

What are the benefits of implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are stronger and more durable, and they offer several advantages over removable dentures. Some of the most common benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Permanence
  • No problems chewing or biting
  • No need to remove them to clean
  • No clicking or shifting
  • Increased comfort
  • No speech impediments

Implant-supported dentures are more expensive than removable full dentures, but Dr. Bell partners with CareCredit to offer 0% interest financing for dental procedures.

 

If you need to replace several teeth at once, call The Bell Dental Group or book an appointment online to discuss which option for dentures makes the most sense for you.