Do you suffer from missing teeth? Dentist Michael D. Doty, D.D.S. offers traditional dentures in Abingdon, Virginia, as well as specialty dentures, to replace the teeth missing from your smile and restore your mouth’s functionality and beauty while helping your overall health. Dr. Doty may recommend complete or partial dentures to restore your smile if you are missing most or all of your upper or lower teeth. Whether visiting us for your first denture in combination with extractions, or to replace an old, poorly fitting denture, Dr. Doty takes the time over multiple appointments to correctly fit your dentures to your gums and bite. With the time taken to ensure proper fit, dentures can improve your ability to properly speak and eat, restore your natural facial volume, and enhance the overall beauty of your smile.
There are three major types of dentures: complete dentures, partial dentures, and implant-supported or hybrid dentures.
• A complete denture is used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. We may suggest a complete denture to replace all of the teeth in both arches or just one, depending on your individual needs.
• A partial denture is used if you are missing multiple teeth but have remaining natural teeth. A partial denture often includes a thin framework or clasps that attach to the natural teeth for a secure fit.
• An implant-supported denture uses 2-6 implants in the jawbone to support a denture that either snaps into place, or a hybrid denture that is semi-permanently attached to the implants and can only be removed by Dr. Doty for cleaning and maintenance.
We understand there are many poorly fitting, unworn dentures that fit loosely and sit unused in a drawer. We invite you to call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how your new dentures can fit well, be comfortable, and improve your smile!