Tooth loss not only affects the aesthetics of your smile and personality but can also cause a number of issues related to your oral as well as overall health. At Goldwater Dental, we offer a number of trusted solutions for replacement of missing teeth. One of them comes in the form of dentures.
Types of Dentures
Dentures can be fixed or removable. Fixed dentures are supported by dental implants that are surgically placed into the jaw. Removable dentures are held in place with a suction effect.
Partial dentures can fill the gap created by a few missing teeth. Conventional partial dentures make use of metal clasps to grip the natural teeth. Partial dentures can also be attached to crowns on the natural teeth. This helps in obtaining an improved fit.
Full Dentures (Complete Dentures)
Full dentures are used to replace a full set of teeth in the mouth. The part of a full denture that replaces the upper jaw teeth has a flesh-colored acrylic base, which covers the gums and the roof of the mouth for a firm fit. The acrylic base of full dentures that fit over the lower jaw is shaped like a horseshoe in order to avoid covering the tongue.
Fixed (Implant-Supported) Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are attached to implants that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Implants give a stable fit to your dentures, to prevent slipping. The implant acts as a tooth root and prevents the bone deterioration that is associated with tooth loss. People with healthy gums and enough jawbone density are good candidates for implant-supported dentures.
To learn more about how dentures can give you a better quality of life by replacing the appearance and function of your teeth, please schedule an appointment at our conveniently located office at 3501 N. Scottsdale Rd. #142, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Call us at (480) 409-9799. Our friendly customer service staff will be more than happy to provide you details about the best financing options available for your treatment.