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Living with missing teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem and the functionality of your smile. Luckily, you can replace your missing teeth and restore function to your mouth to eat, speak, and smile normally with dentures. Knowing your options when it comes to replacing your teeth can help you fill in the gaps in your smile. Find out more about dentures and what they can do for you with Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.
What kinds of dentures are available?
When you think of dentures, you may envision a full set of teeth sitting in a cup. However, wearing dentures does not necessarily mean you do not have any teeth in your mouth at all. Though a full denture, which replaces all the teeth on an arch, is available, your dentist offers other teeth replacement options as well.
Partial dentures replace most of your teeth, using your healthy natural teeth which remain as an anchor. The natural teeth fit through the denture and become an active part of your smile, receiving the stimulation they need to avoid issues like bone atrophy and shifting teeth.
Immediate dentures benefit patients who require extraction of their remaining healthy teeth. These dentures can be worn immediately after an extraction procedure and act as a kind of band-aid during the healing process.
Implant-supported dentures can be a partial or full denture which is held in place by dental implants and become a permanent, non-removable part of your smile. Your dentist surgically places dental implants into the bone and uses them to hold a denture, which fits onto the implants, in place.
Dentures in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ
If you have missing teeth, you may benefit from dentures. Replacing your teeth now can avoid potentially serious side effects like bone atrophy, shifting teeth, and other issues. For more information about dentures or how they can benefit you, please contact Dr. Monahan and Dr. Sutton at Waterfront Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ, and Metro Refresh Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ. Call (480) 949-7900 to schedule your appointment in Scottsdale, or (602) 944-7199 to schedule your appointment in Phoenix today!
Missing teeth can take a huge toll on your appearance and your ability to eat and chew. However, replacing your teeth may seem like a huge undertaking. Luckily, dentures can restore your smile and help you look and feel great once again. Find out more about dentures and their benefits with Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton at Waterfront Dentistry with locations in Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix, AZ.
How can dentures help my smile?
Dentures’ most obvious benefit is the new, improved smile that comes with them. This self-esteem boost of a procedure breathes new life into a patient’s mouth, allowing them to speak and laugh freely and confidently, without worrying about what others will think about the gaps in their smile. In addition to their aesthetic value, dentures also restore the biting surface of the teeth, allowing patients to eat and chew easier and, in some cases, speak clearer.
What type of dentures do I need?
If you have no more remaining natural teeth, full dentures could be for you. These will replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch and stay in place using suction. Partial dentures benefit those with one or more remaining healthy teeth. The healthy teeth slide through the denture and fit in with the prosthetic teeth. The natural teeth serve as a kind of anchor to keep the denture secure in the mouth. Implant-supported dentures permanently place dental implants into the mouth to hold a full arch of prosthetic teeth in place. This type of denture does not require removal or soaking and remain in the mouth at all times.
Dentures in Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix, AZ
Consult with your dentist to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants and if they are the right choice for you. For more information on dentures, please contact Dr. Shawn Monahan and Dr. Scott Sutton at Waterfront Dentistry with locations in Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix, AZ. Call (480) 949-7900 to schedule your appointment in Scottsdale, (480) 897-2525 to schedule your appointment in Tempe, or (602) 944-7199 to schedule your appointment in Phoenix, AZ today!