How do I know if dentures are right for me?
Dentures are an economical solution to tooth loss, and losing teeth is all part of being human. Over time our bones and teeth can weaken and become loose, making them prone to infection. Your lifestyle and genetics certainly play a role, and for some this can mean premature aging in the mouth (this is why we stress always practicing good oral hygiene).
Dentures are created to replace missing teeth and parts of the soft tissues. They are removable and resemble the natural tissues of the mouth. They are also very durable and will last for many years.
Dentures have been a long standing solution to tooth loss over the years. While newer advances have been made such as dental implants and all on four dental implants, dentures provide a much simpler and less invasive alternative.
There are two types of dentures: full or partial. Full dentures are made to replace all top or bottom teeth at once. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth and keep proper spacing and alignment of the teeth.
After an initial examination your dentist will go over options with you to help you determine if this is the right solution for you.
What can I expect?
A consultation with one of our talented cosmetic dentists can assess the best course of treatment for you. We can offer the strongest dentures and partial dentures in Phoenix.
Expect 8-12 weeks for your gums to fully heal from any extractions, and in most cases a temporary “immediate” set can used be while the lab customizes your permanent set of dentures.
- Partial dentures replace missing portions of teeth. A bridge of ceramic teeth will be anchored to your healthy teeth, filling in the gaps of your smile.
- Full dentures replace entire sets of teeth. Sometimes remaining teeth must be removed to ensure the snuggest fit.