Permanent loss of teeth, dental function, and confidence no longer need to be a concern. At Value Dental Centers Mesa, our dentists offer a complete selection of dentures, including full, partial, and implant-supported varieties. Created at a respected dental lab, ourpartial dentures are carefully designed to fit comfortably and blend seamlessly with natural remaining teeth. Full dentures are of equal quality, and they may be attached traditionally or with dental implant support. Selecting the proshtetic that’s best suited for your lifestyle and needs could improve your quality of life and self-confidence. We look forward to helping you restore your smile at our Mesa, AZ, dental practice.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you have some healthy teeth remaining, partial dentures can fill in the gaps where you’ve lost teeth. Partials feature replacement teeth on a plastic or metal base. The replacement teeth are positioned to fit between your natural teeth, when the proshtetic is in place. Clasps hold a partial to strong, natural teeth so that it remains secure during daily activities.
Full dentures replace both your top and bottom teeth, or just one arch of teeth. For patients with an insufficient number of healthy teeth to hold a partial, or for those with no remaining teeth, dentures restore the ability to bite, chew, speak clearly, and smile with confidence. We offer traditionally supported dentures or implant-retained dentures. Traditional dentures for the upper palate can be secured with natural suction (closed palate dentures) or denture adhesive (open palate denture). The closed palate variety can interfere with the ability to taste food.
During your first visit, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth so that your dentures can be designed to your unique specifications. The impressions will be sent to a lab, where technicians will fabricate your dentures to fit perfectly in your mouth and give you an attractive smile.
For a more permanent and long-lasting prosthetic, implant-supported dentures attach to implant posts placed permanently in the jaw. If you choose implant-retained dentures, we will coordinate with an oral surgeon for your outpatient procedure. The surgeon will secure four to six posts in the arch(es) that will receive dentures. You’ll wear a temporary denture while your jaws heal and bone integrates with the posts. This process, called osseointegration, takes about three to nine months.
One of the greatest benefits of implant-supported dentures is the long-lasting effect and prevention of jawbone recession that often results from tooth loss. Although more expensive than traditional prosthetics, in the long run, implant-retained dentures are a wise and valuable investment.
Find Out the Best Option For You
The first step in deciding which type of denture is best, is scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists. During your consultation, the dentist will review your oral health records, discuss your physical health and lifestyle, go over your medications, and then help you decide which option is right for you. Contact our Mesa, AZ, dental office today to reserve your appointment. Don’t allow finances to make the decision for you. If you need assistance paying for your dentures, ask about financing options.