Affordable Same-day Dentures in Chesapeake, VA

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Do you need complete or partial dentures? If so, our friendly and knowledgeable team of dental professionals is here to help. We handcraft all our denture solutions in our state-of-the-art denture lab and offer dentures to fit any budget or need. With our special offers and promotions and advanced technology we make it easy to enhance the quality of your life by improving your smile.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about dentures or the denture placement process. To begin the process with your initial consultation, contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

CALL US: 757-547-3003 REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Some of the many benefits of our denture services include:

  • Free Consultations
  • Warranties Available (ask for details at your first appointment)
  • Wax Try-Ins
  • On-Site Denture Lab
  • Same-Day Dentures
  • Free Denture Adjustments (restrictions apply)

Because we offer immediate dentures which we place right after your extractions, you will never need to go without a complete smile. We want to help you restore the look and functionality of your smile, so you can enjoy life with confidence.


What Are Full Dentures?

Full, or complete dentures replace all your natural teeth at once. They rest on top of your gums, unlike dental bridges, which attach to existing teeth. Complete dentures can be placed within 8-12 weeks of the removal of your natural teeth. However, at J. Dewey Willis DDS we offer immediate complete and partial dentures which accelerate this process and make it far more convenient.


What Are Partial Dentures?

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Partial dentures are dentures which replace only a section of your teeth, rather than all of them. They are useful when you have lost some of your natural teeth in your upper or lower jaw, while still having the rest of the teeth on that arch intact. They feature a pink colored base which matches your gums and a metal piece or plastic extension holds the denture in your mouth.

The denture itself attaches to that base and is both convenient and removable. This attachment system allows you to have extremely stable dentures which stay in place when you want them in and can come out when you don’t.


What Are Same-day Dentures?

Same-day dentures, also known as immediate dentures, are dentures which we place on the same day as your extraction appointment. They can be either partial or full dentures, and we insert them immediately after extracting your remaining natural teeth.

How Long Does the Immediate Denture Process Take?

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The process of getting dentures is unique to each individual. The exact length of the process will depend on things like whether you choose full or partial dentures and the overall health of your mouth. During your initial consultation visit, we will go over your options with you and help you decide on the best option for your specific needs and help you understand what to expect during the denture placement process.

The entire process typically takes four to five appointments, so that we can fabricate your new denture and perform any necessary preliminary surgery. If you need a full same-day denture, we may extract your back teeth first at one of the earlier appointments, six to eight weeks before your appointment to place the final dentures. This allows your rear teeth some advance time to heal and allows us also to make a more accurate denture.

During the fabrication process, we will create impressions of your remaining natural teeth and your gums, which we will utilize to create accurate prosthetics which closely match your natural teeth. On the day we place your custom dentures, we will extract your remaining teeth and then insert your same-day dentures.


What Are the Steps Involved in Getting Dentures?

The process of getting dentures usually takes at least a few weeks with several appointments. During this process, we will complete the following steps, which may vary depending on which type of denture you choose:

  1. Create a series of detailed impressions of your jaw
  2. Take exact measurements of how your jaws relate to each other and the spaces between them
  3. Create models, wax forms, and plastic patterns showing the shape and placement of your future denture. You will try on this model several times, so we can evaluate the color, shape, and fit before creating your final custom denture.
  4. Make your final denture using the detailed specifics created in the previous steps.
  5. Adjust the denture as necessary for a precise and comfortable fit.

Will My Dentures Make Me Look Different?

Because we craft your dentures to resemble your natural teeth closely, your smile should only change slightly. Your new dentures may even improve your smile and help fill out your face.

Will Dentures Affect How I Talk?

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With a new set of dentures, it is possible you may struggle a bit at first to pronounce certain words. If you experience this, try practicing by saying the tricky words out loud to yourself. With a bit of practice and time, you’ll be back to speaking normally.

If your dentures click while you speak, let us know, and we can adjust them for you. Dentures can occasionally slip while coughing, laughing, or smiling. If this happens, try gently biting down on them and swallowing. If this doesn’t work, let us know, and we would be happy to help.

5 Tips to Help You Quickly Adapt to Wearing Dentures

Your new dentures will serve you for a long time and help you to enjoy eating and talking again. To help you adjust even more smoothly, here are some useful tips:

  1. Wear your dentures often – the more you wear your dentures, the sooner your mouth will adapt to them.
  2. Practice eating different kinds of foods – Avoid hard and sticky foods, cut your food into small pieces, bite carefully, and chew slowly using both sides of your mouth.
  3. Practice talking – As with eating, talking more often while wearing your dentures will help you adapt quickly and become comfortable. Reading aloud to yourself is a good way to practice.
  4. Clean your dentures every day – Utilize a denture cleanser and brush to ensure you properly keep your dentures clean.
  5. Take your dentures out at night – This helps give your gums time to rest while you sleep and helps keep the dentures and your mouth cleaner as well.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Dentures?

Most insurance plans do cover the cost of dentures in full or at least in part. To get specific details regarding exactly what your insurance plan will cover, we can help.


Daily Oral Hygiene Habits with Dentures

As with your natural teeth, daily oral hygiene remains important with dentures. You should keep up your routine dental visits and maintain your daily oral hygiene routine. Here are some helpful things you can do to care for your dentures at home:

  1. Brush your gums, tongue, and the top of your mouth in the morning before you put your dentures in and at night after you take them out.
  2. Eat a balanced diet, keeping sticky, sugary, and acidic foods to a minimum and drinking plenty of water.
  3. If you have remaining teeth, take care of them by brushing and flossing daily to keep them and the gums that support them healthy.
  4. If you have no natural teeth remaining, we will still regularly examine your gums to check the fit of your dentures and watch for signs of gum disease, which can cause many other health issues.

With your new dentures fitted, you will be able to smile again with confidence, as well as enjoy your favorite foods again. We can provide you with any type of dentures you need. Our expertise and experience with dentures are extensive, so you can trust that we will be able to provide you with the best modern dentistry has to offer. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation and begin your journey to a better smile!

CALL US: 757-547-3003 REQUEST APPOINTMENT

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