Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Paul Ellington, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lansdowne, VA

Dentures Specialist

Dentures are a proven and popular option for replacing several teeth or all teeth. At Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Paul Ellington uses natural-looking materials, state-of-the-art design, and advanced fitting techniques to help men and women in and around Lansdowne, Virginia, get the best dentures for their needs. Each denture is carefully fit and custom-crafted for long-lasting wear and beautiful results. To learn more, call our office, or use our online system to request an appointment today.

Dentures Q & A

What is the difference between a full denture and a partial denture?

A full denture replaces all the teeth on either the upper arch or the lower arch. A partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth on the upper or lower arch, but not all the teeth on the arch. Dentures include artificial teeth designed to look just like natural teeth, as well as a gum portion that’s tinted pink like your gums.

How are dentures fitted?

Denture fittings begin with an exam of your gums and your remaining teeth. Dr. Ellington takes impressions of the area that he is fitting, and then sends the impressions to a dental lab that specializes in making comfortable, natural-looking partial and full dentures. Once your dentures are ready, you come back to the office for a final fitting and an adjustment to ensure your dentures fit comfortably and securely.

How long does it take to get used to dentures?

The adjustment time can vary from one person to another, but most people get used to their new dentures within a week or two, depending on how many teeth are being replaced and if you’ve worn a denture in the past. To ease into denture wear, you can try talking out loud at home to get used to the way your dentures feel and to improve the way your speech sounds. You can also try eating a variety of foods to get more comfortable with the way the dentures function.

It’s not uncommon to feel as if your dentures are overly large or protruding; these feelings resolve as you become used to the dentures. Over time and with regular wear, your dentures become so comfortable, you forget you’re wearing them.

Do dentures change the way food tastes?

Although it can take some time to get used to eating different types of food, your taste buds are located on your tongue, so dentures do not affect the way food tastes. Some food, like apples or corn on the cob, may remain a little difficult to master, but practice makes these foods easier to eat.

What should I do if my dentures slip or cause sore spots?

If your dentures slip or cause sore spots, that’s an indication that they need to be adjusted. Bring your dentures to every office visit so Dr. Ellington can make adjustments as needed.


If you have any questions regarding insurance providers, please call our office.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Dental Health Alliance
United Concordia
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • "Convenient location. Very friendly and polite staff. Only had couple visits for cleaning and minor work done, I am generally happy with the services I received."

    Memie S.
  • "Very thorough cleanings and check-ups. Staff is very congenial."

    Peggy M.
  • "The staff is efficient and friendly, the hygienist is absolutely the best and most dedicated I have ever seen and Dr. Ellington is friendly and kind."

    Margaret W.
  • "I have received professional, friendly care for 6+ years from Dr. Ellington and staff. I would recommend Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic to all."

    James P.
  • "Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides truly outstanding dental service from cleanings to more detailed dental procedures if necessary."

    Mark S.
  • "Happily, it was just a check-up and cleaning. Nilo did her usual thorough and excellent job. Very clear as to what she was doing."

    Rodney J.
  • "I have been a patient of the practice for 5 years and would recommend it to anyone looking for skilled service. I appreciate that the staff is caring and professional."

    Les D.
  • "Dr. Ellington and his entire staff are excellent! They feel like family."

    Kelley b.
  • "Joyce does an excellent job of cleaning teeth. She makes you feel very comfortable in the chair."

    Jim M.
  • "Dr. Ellington and Joyce and the entire office staff are the best!!! I can not say enough good things about this practice. "

    Maura W.
  • "I would rate Lansdowne Family and Cosmetics as the best ever. Been serviced by this office more than 10 yrs, and I love not only the service but the staff as well."

    Hashim K.
  • "The staff and Dr are always friendly and professional. Niloo does a great job with cleaning."

    Ann G.
  • "Staff is amazing! We have been coming for almost ten years. I used to go to Dr. Lee when I was little. The staff has always been amazing."

    Olivia L.
Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 280
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Phone: 571-418-7219
Fax: 703-858-7001
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