Mesa Arizona Dentures
If you've lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or
injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You'll be able to eat and speak-things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Dentures made by Camelback cosmetic dentistry do much more thansimply replacing your teeth. We will fit them "neuromuscularly," to ensure your dentures are precision-fit to provide the most optimum position for your jaw and bite, assuring maximum comfort. Full and partial dentures will improve your chewing ability, speech, while providing support for facial muscles.
There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. Your Mesa Camelback dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. If it is the case that you are missing only a few teeth scattered over either your upper or lower teeth, then it is an option for you to inexpensively replace your missing teeth with a removable partial denture (RPD). There are several types of RPD's, all of which use standard plastic denture teeth as replacements for the missing natural teeth. Talk to your Camelback dentist about what materials are right for you to support the denture teeth and retain the RPD in the mouth.
Fixed partial dentures , better known as permanent bridges, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable. One type of fixed bridge, a cantilever bridge uses only a tooth or teeth to support the entire bridge and should be used only when the span is not more than the supporting teeth. Conversely, complete dentures or full dentures are worn in patients who are missing all their teeth in an arch (i.e the maxillary or mandibular arch).
Am I a Candidate?
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, or your gums are compromising your remaining teeth, you are a candidate for either full or partial dentures.
Other Denture resources:
ADA Page on Dentures, with Denture FAQ's
WebMD information about dentures
Call our Mesa dentist office to schedule your free denture consultation Today!