|In light of the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, our practice, City Smiles DC, will follow the American Dental Association (ADA) and Local DC Government guidelines.
Effective 5 PM, March 17, 2020, through April 30, 2020, our office will be closed to elective procedures (hygiene appointments, fillings, etc.). We will reopen at 8 am on May 4, 2020.
Custom Fit Dentures
City Smiles DC skillfully makes and installs custom-fit dentures for many patients each year. We’ll help you discover the many benefits of our custom fit dentures over conventional dentures and how to make an appointment for your pair. For patients visiting our clinic with significant decay or many missing teeth, we often recommend custom fit dentures as a primary solution. These dentures can last a lifetime if properly cared for, dramatically improving the quality of life for our patients.
Advantages of Custom Fit Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures
In the past, all dentures were made using a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Frequently, although the dentures were a definite improvement, these were likely to fit imperfectly in the mouth, sit uncomfortably on the gums, and potentially compromise ideal functions such as chewing and swallowing as well. Thanks to advances in technology, the aesthetic appeal, and functionality of custom fit dentures have rendered conventional dentures obsolete, improving both the look and feel of dentures.
How We Make Custom Fit Dentures
First, we make a mold blueprint of the patients gumline so that the new set of dentures will exactly match the gums for a snug, comfortable fit. After the patient and staff have reviewed and approved the shape of the mold, it will be sent to the lab and the custom fit dentures manufactured.
Then, our expert practitioners will carefully fit the new set of dentures to the gum using either an adhesive or implant procedure. Implants are attached directly to the jawbone, creating a solid attachment that can last a lifetime. For patients that opt for implanted custom dentures, the solution is permanent. Whichever type of custom fit denture the patients chooses, adhesive or implant, the custom-made dentures will outperform conventional dentures in every way.
Our Custom Fit Dentures Work
Our skilled dentists have the proven experience to make your custom fit dentures. The procedure is relatively simple and pain-free, and in a very short time, you’ll have a brand-new smile that looks and functions like a beautiful set of fully functional white teeth. The results will appear so natural that no one will even know that you are wearing dentures at all.
How to Care for Custom Fit Dentures
Brush and floss the same as you would for an ordinary set of teeth. It is extremely important to keep the dentures clean. For dentures attached with adhesive, be sure to keep them in a dental solution or water when they are removed from the mouth to prevent drying. Avoid smoking if possible. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our office or schedule an appointment.
City Smiles DC is committed to providing the most advanced custom fit dentures available and helping you maintain your bright white smile so that you can enjoy a long-term improvement in your quality of life and appearance. Our expert dentists and friendly staff are available today to get started creating your new set of teeth. Contact us at (202) 539-9499 today to schedule an appointment for your custom fit dentures.