Dentures & Mouth Guards
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Complete and Removable Partial Dentures (RPD) are used to replace missing teeth. With complete dentures, all of the natural teeth on top or bottom are removed and replaced. Impressions are taken to get a custom fit to gum tissue. Teeth can be chosen in many shapes and shades, and we will help select teeth that are the best fit for you. For added retention, complete dentures can be supported or attached with implants. This is particularly beneficial in the lower jaw.
RPDs are used when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. An RPD hooks onto the remaining teeth for retention with clasps. The clasps used are typically metal, but in some cases, we may choose gum or tooth colored clasps. For those who want a very esthetic result with no clasps showing, we can also discuss special crowns that can be placed on the natural teeth to which the RPD then attaches.
Night Guards & Mouth Guards
Do any of the following apply to you?
- Flattened or chipping teeth
- TMJ – joint pain
- Sore muscles in the head and neck, especially upon waking
- Someone has said they hear your teeth grinding at night
- Many crowns or veneers
- Participate in sports/athletics
Your Charlottesville dentist can help protect your teeth and decrease pain. Talk to us about custom occlusal guards and mouthguards today!