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!