Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
“My recent procedure was again an experience of Dr. Bezik’s unique combination of excellence & expertise, with regard to skills and compassion and concern with me a patient. She and her staff are amazing in providing a patient with appropriate and extensive information pre-surgery, as well as clear instructions for care post-surgery. Dr. Bezik is a rare doctor in dentistry—interested and educated in all medical aspects impacting her patients! Certainly have benefited from that aspect and those gifts. Within hours of my return home, she phoned to check on my recovery. I am so very grateful to my general dentist for recommending her. I have been and remain grateful to her. In my opinion, I would go to no one else.
P.S. Dr. Bezik has chosen her staff carefully—each one I’ve encountered is courteous, competent, and caring.
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Dentures in Fairfax, VA & Washington, D.C.
When teeth are lost to injury or disease, their absence is devastating. Since the effects of tooth loss are profound, it is important to seek out replacement teeth by consulting with a dental professional.
Our practice offers custom full and partial dentures as well as implant supported dentures. When it comes to treating incomplete smiles, we do so with a compassionate and personalized approach.
The Effects of Tooth Loss
Losing teeth has a domino effect on your oral health and ultimately, your general wellbeing. Odds are that if you have lost one tooth, you will lose more. This is because teeth support each other and when one tooth is missing other teeth are exposed to more force and pressure during oral function and are unsupported near empty tooth sockets. If oral disease is the reason for tooth loss, patients can lose several teeth – especially those who have advanced gum disease. Tooth loss and gum disease can cause bone deterioration, which can prematurely age a person.
Obviously, losing teeth greatly affects oral function. Pronouncing words clearly and eating comfortably is difficult with an incomplete smile. Some edentulous people end up suffering from malnutrition because their diets become so limited.
Lastly, going without replacement teeth can have profound effects on quality of life and mental health. Depression and social anxiety often accompany tooth loss.
Custom Made Dentures
All dentures from our practice are custom made in dental laboratories by very skilled technicians. Whether a denture is used to replace a full arch of missing teeth or just a few missing teeth, it is made specifically for the individual. It is very important that dentures are custom made so that a person can enjoy improved oral function, comfort, and a natural appearance. When making custom prosthetic teeth, the shape, size, and arch of the jaw is taken into account along with the size of a person’s mouth.
Our dentures are made from high-quality materials resulting in a very lifelike appearance. For instance, porcelain is used to mimic the color and texture of teeth while pink-colored acrylic is utilized to resemble the gums.
Types of Dentures
The two types of dentures are full dentures, which replace all the teeth in an arch, and partial dentures, which fill in the gaps of an incomplete smile without the need for permanent alterations to existing biological teeth. Full dentures rest on top of the gums and are supported by the curvature of the jawbone while partial dentures feature clasps that attach to the backs of biological teeth.
Those who want extra stability from their prosthetic teeth might benefit from implant supported dentures. This type of tooth replacement method involves embedding multiple dental implants throughout the jawbone to hold and secure a full set of teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts used to mimic the function of the roots of teeth.
Tooth Replacement Consultation
If you have suffered with tooth loss, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our caring team. We understand that losing teeth is emotionally and physically difficult for our guests. At your appointment, we will help you navigate your treatment options as compassionately and helpfully as possible.
Call us today to reserve a consultation.
Meet the doctors
Dr. Bezik, DDS, MDS
Dr. Bezik is committed to providing advanced, state-of-the-art periodontal and implant related treatments in a relaxing environment to improve the general and dental health of our patients.Read more ›
Kinjal Patel, DDS
Dr. Patel has experience in all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic procedures, gum treatment and root canal therapy. It is her goal to build a great relationship with each and every patient.Read more ›
Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
Procedure- Core build up 5/26/16
“Service and care was excellent—I’ve never experience such high level of caring and advanced dentistry before. Although I loved the dentist that I had for years prior to losing my dental insurance and before I moved, I have never been told extensive ways to prevent the dental issues that I’m susceptible to. Even though Dr. Bezik is a periodontist, she treated me with great care and respect and did not turn me away, treating my broken molar with professionalism and thorough care. I appreciate how informed she kept me through the whole procedure, making sure she was consistent. She fit me in ASAP, working with my tight budget and time frame, and was reachable 24/7. From the assistants (very knowledgeable) to the friendly and helpful front desk staff, I’d recommend your practice to everyone and anyone seeing about and beyond service. Thank you and I wish I found this practice sooner!”
Procedure- Implant 4/19/16
“I was referred to Dr. Bezik by my dentist, who said she was one of the best in her field. I agree with my dentist and am thankful she sent me here. Dr. Bezik evaluated my issues and worked with me to resolve them. I found her to be very honest and knowledgeable about my treatment. Her staff was both courteous and professional in every way. As a result, my issues were corrected successfully. I am satisfied with the service I received and appreciate the added value to my overall dental health as an outcome. I would recommend Dr. Bezik and her staff without hesitation. Thank you!”
There are two types of dentures, full and partial. Full dentures are used to address total tooth loss in either the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are designed to replace several missing teeth to increase oral function and preserve the health of existing teeth.
Both types of dentures are made from high-quality materials in dental laboratories. Every denture, whether it is a full or partial, is made to very specific measurements for the patient receiving them.
A partial is a prosthetic that only replaces some missing teeth. This type of denture is ideal for patients who still have healthy teeth. A partial denture will attach to the backsides of biological teeth to stay in place. Partials replace the visible structures of missing teeth while providing support to neighboring natural teeth. Like full dentures, a partial denture is custom made in a dental laboratory. Its purpose is to increase oral function and improve the aesthetics of a smile.
An implant supported denture is a full denture that is anchored to dental implants. This helps increase the stability of a denture during oral function and prevent bone atrophy. Dental implants are prosthetics that essentially replace the root structure of teeth. An implant can replace a single lost tooth or multiple dental implants can be placed throughout the jawbone to support an arch of prosthetic teeth.
Dental implants are made of titanium. This metal is ideal because of its biocompatibility with the body. After implants are embedded into the jawbone, the bone surrounding each implant will fuse to the titanium structures over time. This process is what makes dental implants incredibly durable and capable of supporting prosthetic teeth.
The cost of implant supported dentures can vary based on a person’s needs. After a consultation, our team can determine if prerequisite treatments such as bone grafts or tooth extractions are necessary, which can affect cost. Once the type of treatment(s) is determined, our staff can provide estimates. Our practice strives to work with our patients’ financial situations by accepting credit cards and third-party financing from companies such as CareCredit. We also accept a variety of dental insurance plans.