Dentures are a good option if you need to replace a few or several missing teeth. Removable dentures can renew the appearance of your smile and make it easier to speak and eat with regained confidence. Experienced dentist Dr. Despina Markogiannakis can provide either full or partial removable dentures for patients in Chevy Chase, MD. Full dentures can replace all the teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both while partial dentures leave some of your natural teeth to act as support. At Smiles of Chevy Chase, we will help you decide whether full or partial dentures are best for your needs, and then we will have them custom made to naturally suit your smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Markogiannakis to learn more about full or partial removable dentures.
You may be an ideal candidate for dentures if you have suffered the loss of many teeth while still having healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If you have natural teeth, these may either be extracted for a full denture or kept with a partial denture. During your consultation with Dr. Markogiannakis, she will examine your mouth and discuss your options based on your needs and budget.
What To Expect
If needed, Dr. Marko will extract any teeth before taking oral impressions of your mouth, which will be used to make your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be shaded to match your remaining natural teeth for a seamless appearance. Once your dentures are crafted, Dr. Marko will adjust the fit so that they are comfortable and secure. She will also go over the best ways to care for your new dentures.
It may take some time before your new dentures feel comfortable and natural, but it should eventually be easier to eat and speak normally. If your dentures feel loose, return to Smiles of Chevy Chase to have your dentures readjusted. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them twice a day. When you remove your dentures, they should be soaked regularly so that they don't dry out. Continue to schedule your annual exams and bi-annual cleanings at Smiles of Chevy Chase so Dr. Markogiannakis can check the wear and fit of your dentures, as well as monitor the health of your jaw and gums. She will let you know if you need to have your dentures repaired or replaced over time. However, with proper care, your dentures should last for many, many years.
If you have dental insurance, part of the cost of your dentures will typically be covered. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. During your consultation with Dr. Marko, she will customize your treatment plan so your dentures fit both your needs and budget. To help make your dentures affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, Smiles of Chevy Chase accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing.
Enjoy the confidence to eat and speak again when your smile is restored with removable full or partial dentures. Experienced dentist Dr. Markogiannakis is pleased to offer custom made full and partial removable dentures for her many patients in Chevy Chase, MD. Learn more about how dentures can restore your smile by scheduling a consultation at our dental office, Smiles of Chevy Chase.