Dentures & PartialsReston, VA

Dentures & Partials An Overview

Dentures are a custom designed dental restoration used to replace a full arch or full set of missing teeth. Modern dentures are made from high-quality dental materials that mimic the appearance of a natural smile. Using digital imaging, our Ridgetop Dental dentists can create a better fit denture for a more comfortable and better functioning bite. Dentures can restore your smile after tooth loss.

Our Reston, VA dentist office provides all types of dentures including implant supported and traditional removable dentures for the replacement of a full arch of missing teeth. Dr. Datta also offers the All-on-four implant procedure for a restored smile in just one visit to Ridgetop Dental.

Dentures can be custom made for your unique smile and today’s patients enjoy options that are far superior to those previous generations have worn. Cosmetic dentures are color matched and shaped to look like your natural teeth. Dr. Datta will use photos, remaining existing teeth and Digital Smile Design technology to create a new smile tailor-made for you. He takes a personal approach to the needs of each patient, educating them along the way so that the end result meets or exceeds their expectations and provides long term results.

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Caring for Dentures

A new denture will take a bit of getting used to for most patients. It will take a few weeks for the gums and soft tissues to adjust to the new appliance, sometimes causing minor irritation in the beginning. You may experience the effects of increased saliva flow as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance- this is normal and will subside. Our team will go over proper oral hygiene and daily care of your new denture to support the best result and help you enjoy long term comfort and sustained good oral health.

Daily cleaning and the use of an adhesive to prevent slipping will become a part of your routine. Good oral hygiene and daily denture cleaning are key for long term success and to minimize other dental problems such as periodontal disease. Sleeping in dentures is not recommended for several reasons, the most important being that wearing a denture 24 hours a day can speed up bone loss in the jaw and changes in the fit of the bite. Removing the denture at night provides the gums a chance to be exposed to natural saliva function, oral bacteria, and the natural oral environment. This will help to maintain gum health over time and also provides sufficient time for the denture to be thoroughly cleaned.

Dentures should be brushed daily, just as you would brush your natural teeth. When brushing dentures, also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush the gums and tongue. This should be part of your daily routine and will both stimulate circulation in these tissues and reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth.

The materials used to fabricate your denture will determine the longevity of your appliance, in addition to long-term changes that can occur in the jaw structure and fit of the bite. Routine dental care allows us to monitor the condition of your denture and offer necessary repair or advisement on a replacement at the appropriate time.

Improving Tooth Replacement with Implant Secured Dentures

Patients can choose to stabilize their dentures with the placement of dental implants. As few as four dental implants can be surgically placed in the jaw and used as anchors to hold a denture in place. Dental implants support long-term oral health and promote natural bone regeneration. Dental implant supported dentures are a more natural and secure way to replace missing teeth.

All-on-four is an implant technique that utilizes small implants and strategic planning to secure a denture in place. The all-on-four implant procedure can be completed in a single day at our Reston, VA dentist office allowing the patient to leave with a restored smile.

Dr. Datta is a general dentist with advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Datta is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and attends yearly advanced education courses in implant dentistry to further his knowledge and to stay up to date with advancements in dental technology. Dr. Datta incorporates the latest in implant techniques providing patients with accurate and lasting results.

I cannot recommend this practice highly enough. Dr. Datta and Dr. Shaw are excellent, their work is top-notch. The office feels relaxed and peaceful and the staff is warm and welcoming.Judy
We have been visiting Ridgetop Dental in Reston for more than year and I can tell that we have been very happy with the care we have been receiving from Dr. Datta, Dr. Shaw and Hygienist Roya. Office interiors looks…Prasad
Professional, welcoming, and modern dentistry. Was pointed to Dr. Shaw by a friend of mine and I couldn't be happier with the service. An excellent experience overall, highly recommend it.Nate

Dentures & Partials What to Expect

At Ridgetop Dental our team has built our dental practice around helping patients achieve a lifelong oral health and wellness through quality dentistry. With the aid of advanced digital technology, Dr. Datta will evaluate the health and stability of your smile.

Digital imaging and photography are used to design a custom denture that will fit comfortably and securely. Using Digital Smile Design software and imagery, Dr. Datta will work with you to design a cosmetic denture that looks natural and enhances the aesthetics of your entire face. Patients may wear a temporary restoration while their final denture is fabricated.

If implants are being placed to secure a denture or partial denture, Dr. Datta will work with the patient to coordinate the surgical placement. Ridgetop Dental oversees all aspects of dental implant treatments from the comfort of our Reston, VA dentist office. In some cases, patients are able to have implants placed and a restoration fit in just one visit to the dentist.

Dentures & Partials FAQs

Should I still visit the dentist twice a year with dentures?

Yes. Visiting the dentist twice a year is just as important, if not more so for patients wearing a full or partial denture. If you still have existing natural teeth it is important to maintain them with regular care. Routine visits enable us to monitor the health of your gums, jaw structure changes that may occur and the condition of your denture.

Addressing a developing problem related to your oral health or the integrity of your denture can reduce the need for more complex treatment or repairs down the road.

Do you offer denture repair?

Yes. Our Reston dental practice is your dental home for the placement, maintenance and repair of a denture or partial denture. Keeping a denture in good shape will minimize discomfort and oral health concerns such as periodontal disease.


Why choose Ridgetop Dental?

Dr. Datta and the team of dental professionals at Ridgetop Dental in Reston, VA offer a full range of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services under one roof. From disease prevention to implant dentistry, you can expect experienced oral health care delivered in a caring, personalized manner. Our office is designed with the patient experience in mind, from massage dental chairs to sedation dentistry options for anxious patients.

Dr. Datta is a leading Northern Virginia dentist for the treatment of complex dental problems and missing teeth. His advanced training and expertise help patients rebuild damaged smiles with results that are natural looking and lasting.