Dentures

There are many reasons patients in Ahwatukee and the greater Phoenix area find themselves dealing with the challenge of missing teeth. Age, accidents, years of less than ideal oral care or other life circumstances can result in missing teeth. If you are among the millions of Americans living without a full set of teeth, then you know quite well how missing teeth impacts your life.

Effects of missing teeth

Our jaws are designed to support our teeth. Teeth stimulate and support the jaw bone, and when you are missing teeth, the unused jaw bone can begin to deteriorate. A weakened jawbone can begin to impact your remaining teeth, your ability to chew properly and your overall facial structure.

Left unaddressed, missing teeth can create a series of negative impacts on your oral health. Your remaining teeth, in an attempt to compensate, may drift or shift beginning to occupy the areas where teeth are missing. This misalignment can affect your bite and the way you chew possibly leading to digestive issues or an imbalanced diet.

There is something that you can do to resolve the effects of missing teeth! Replacing missing teeth with dentures results in benefits beyond an improved smile. How so?

Dentures help more than your smile!

Ahwatukee Dentistry is happy to help those in our community repair the challenges of missing teeth with dentures. When you decide to replace your missing teeth with dentures by Dr. Le, you will benefit inside and out!

Missing teeth remove vital support from your facial muscles resulting in a sunken in appearance that dentures can repair! A more youthful appearance means increased self-confidence. You’ll also find that properly fitted dentures allow you to enjoy more of your favorite foods and, in some cases, dentures bring relief to the problems associated with poorly chewed and digested food.

We are confident that once you decide to replace missing teeth with dentures at Ahwatukee Dentistry, you’ll not only have more reasons to smile, you will also like the way your smile looks!

Natural appearance, is it possible?

Dr. Le takes time to discuss your smile goals, and she understands how desirable a natural smile is for her patients. To help you feel more comfortable with your smile, Dr. Le focuses as much on preparation as she does on completion of your treatment.

Depending on your personal needs, your denture exam will include measurements of your mouth and face, X-rays, and impressions of your bite. This technical information helps Dr. Le provide a final result that functions. Since appearance is also of great value, she will also take into consideration the color of your teeth, gums, your age, and gender as well as discussing what you value in a beautiful smile.

Working together, Dr. Le can help you achieve a natural smile that you can feel confident and comfortable in showing.

Types of Dentures

Dentures fall into two main categories complete dentures and partial dentures. For some cases, strategically placed implants are also used to strengthen denture placement. Understanding the variations in denture procedure will help you feel more educated as you explore your options.

Partial and Implant Supported Dentures

Much like the name implies, partial dentures can be used when you still have natural teeth but need to place a number of missing teeth. Usually attached to your natural teeth, a partial denture can replace what has been lost over time and improve your smile and the functionality of your teeth.

In some cases, an implant supported denture may best suit your needs. This implant supported denture again is quite like it sounds, a tooth replacement denture attached to a dental implant. Dental implants are surgically bonded to the jawbone and result in very sturdy support for the permanent custom designed denture attached to it.

Complete denures

Complete or full dentures are used when your upper or lower teeth need to be replaced entirely. Based on your personal needs, complete dentures can be used for upper, lower or a full set of teeth.

As complete dentures replace a number or even all of your teeth, you want a good and comfortable fit. Complete dentures are custom fabricated to fit the shape of your gums properly. This custom fit helps them to attach to your jaw bone either using suction or oral adhesive. Completely removable, it’s recommended that you remove your dentures overnight to rest your gums.

Complete dentures

Complete or full dentures are used when your upper or lower teeth need to be replaced entirely. Based on your personal needs, complete dentures can be used for upper, lower or a full set of teeth.

As complete dentures replace a number or even all of your teeth, you want a good and comfortable fit. Complete dentures are custom fabricated to fit the shape of your gums properly. This custom fit helps them to attach to your jaw bone either using suction or oral adhesive. Completely removable, it’s recommended that you remove your dentures overnight to rest your gums.

Dentures can be the right choice for you.

Dentures can help you regain control over your life and improve your smile! Whether you are in need of dentures for the first time or if you’re looking to replace dentures, Ahwatukee Dentistry can help you achieve the fit and functionality you desire. Call today to schedule your dentures consultation with Dr. Le and learn how dentures can be the right choice for you!

 

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