We provide several types of dentures at Value Dental Centers in Gilbert, AZ. If you are missing all or many of your teeth, our custom-crafted restorations can improve your appearance and restore your dental function. Modern prosthetics are far more comfortable and realistic than the dentures of past generations. Made from state-of-the-art materials, your denture will match the natural color of your teeth and gums. It will also fit securely, enabling you to enjoy a full array of foods. At Value Dental Centers Gilbert, we can even provide implant-supported dentures, which are virtually identical to natural teeth.
A full denture can replace all of your top and/or bottom teeth. Your full prosthetic will rest atop a plastic base. Your dentist will take impressions of your gums to make sure that the restoration fits comfortably and does not move around in your mouth. Further, the lab technicians will choose a color of plastic that is a near-perfect match to your gums. They will craft your new teeth from an advanced form of dental porcelain that will provide a lifelike sparkle, as well as a color that matches your natural teeth.
Typically, you will need to use denture adhesive to keep your restoration in place. You should also take good care of your prosthetic. Daily cleaning will extend its lifespan and prevent harmful bacteria from building up on your denture, leading to gum disease. Periodically, you will need to have your prosthetic adjusted to fit the changing shape of your gums.
Larger than a dental bridge, a partial denture can replace four or more adjacent teeth. Like full dentures, this type of prosthetic will have a plastic base that will fit over your gums and match the natural color of your soft tissues. It will also come with metal clips that will connect to your nearby teeth, keeping the restoration from moving around in your mouth. With their meticulous attention to detail, the ceramists will place these clips so that they will be barely visible.
You will care for your partial denture just like you would a full denture. You should brush it daily with toothpaste or denture cleaner, and you should store it in water or a cleansing solution overnight. As with full dentures, you will have to have your partial adjusted every few years.
We can also provide an implant-supported full or partial denture. The same size as traditional dentures, your prosthetic will attach to the top of permanent dental implants. Therefore, it will remain anchored in your mouth, even when you are eating hard or chewy foods. Plus, without a plastic base or metal clips, your implant-supported denture will look more realistic than a removable restoration. Perhaps most importantly, your prosthetic can protect your overall oral health. The implant posts will stimulate bone growth and prevent jawbone recession.
It is easy to care for an implant-supported denture. You will simply brush and floss it daily, just like you would your natural teeth. Because your jawbone should not change shape, there will be no need for denture adjustments.
Which Type of Dentures Is Right for You?
When you come to us for a dental prosthetic, we will evaluate your oral health and treatment goals to determine the most appropriate type of denture. First, of course, we will consider the number of teeth you are missing. We will also determine whether you might require preparatory extraction and a larger restoration. If you are considering an implant-supported denture, we will evaluate your jawbone health. If you have experienced bone recession, you may not qualify for implants. On the other hand, following a bone graft, you may be an excellent candidate for a permanent denture.
Contact Our Office
With so many denture options to choose from, there is no reason to suffer from the embarrassment and inconvenience of missing teeth. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and to find out which type of dentures may be most suited to your needs.