Dentures Specialist

DC Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Washington, DC

Custom dentures are prosthetic devices that can both help protect your long-term oral health and restore your smile. Rex Hoang, DMD, and his team at DC Dental Spa are highly skilled in the art of making and fitting dentures. Located in Washington, D.C., the accomplished team can help you speak, eat, and smile like you used to with the optimal denture option for your lifestyle. To learn more, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are the different types of dentures?

At DC Dental Spa, Dr. Rex offers an array of full or partial dentures, including:

  • Metal framework partial dentures
  • Flexible acrylic partial dentures (Flexite)
  • Dental implants and crowns
  • Denture relines
  • Soft denture liners
  • Implant-supported dentures

During your consultation, your dentist examines your oral health and any prosthesis you currently have to inform their recommendation of what denture is best for you.

The team at DC Dental Spa is equipped to handle fabrications, impressions, and fittings in office. Along the way, your denturist can modify the fit of your dentures and make changes if needed.

Are immediate or partial dentures right for me?

If you're in need of full dentures because you've lost your teeth due to decay, illness, or injury, you could be a perfect candidate for immediate dentures. Immediate dentures offer the benefit and convenience of never coming out, but your mouth does require time to heal from the loss of your natural teeth and the immediate denture inserts. Your dentures may need to be relined and refitted to ensure the fit stays precise and comfortable.

Partial dentures with a metal framework and acrylic overlay are the most common type of partials. If you’re a good candidate, your dentist or denturist at DC Dental Spa takes measurements of your jaw and makes models of your mouth so they can construct your new dentures as efficiently as possible. Partial dentures with metal frames don’t require dental adhesives to stay in place as they have clasps that securely anchor to your existing teeth.

Acrylic partial dentures are another option. They offer the advantage of being less expensive and more flexible than metal partials but don't tend to last as long. Acrylic partials are usually a temporary solution for missing front teeth while your dentist makes permanent partials or bridges.

To learn more about dentures and the available options at DC Dental Spa, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.