When you are missing all or many of your teeth, eating and even speaking can be quite difficult. You may also feel embarrassed about your appearance, and you may avoid smiling in front of others. Dentures from our Chandler, AZ office can restore your grin and your self-confidence. When you come to Value Dental Centers Chandler, you can choose from several types of dentures. We offer traditional full and partial dentures, as well as ultramodern implant-supported restorations. All of our restorations are custom-made, highly lifelike, and incredibly durable. To determine the right type of denture for you, we will evaluate your oral health. Together, we will also discuss your treatment goals and budget.
Traditional Full and Partial Dentures
Traditional dentures are removable, and they come in two different sizes. A full denture will replace all of the teeth on your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. A partial denture will typically be appropriate if you are missing more than three teeth in a row. The plastic base will nestle around your gums. Because we use such careful dental impressions, it will fit comfortably and securely. If you receive a partial denture, it will also come with two small metal clips that will connect to your nearby teeth, keeping the restoration in place.
We work with an outstanding dental lab, and we proudly use the latest restorative materials. Therefore, your denture will look highly realistic. The plastic base will be virtually identical to your gums, and the synthetic teeth will provide a natural color and sparkle. Plus, we will consider your overall facial features when designing your denture. Therefore, your restoration will fill in your lips and cheeks for a lifted, youthful appearance.
We also provide full and partial implant-supported dentures. Rather than fitting around your gums, these restorations will attach to the tops of implant posts set permanently in your jaw. To provide an implant-supported denture, one of our dentists will first perform oral surgery. Utilizing digital x-rays and scans of your mouth, he or she will place the implants in the strongest parts of your jaw. If you are going to receive a partial denture, you will require at least two implants. Your dentist will set four or more posts to support a full restoration. During your recovery, we can provide a temporary prosthetic. After four to six months of healing, you can receive your permanent implant-supported denture.
Our implant-supported restorations will never slip out of place. Therefore, you will not usually have any dietary restrictions. Your denture will also look highly realistic since we will use the highest quality materials. Additionally, the denture will rest along your gum line without a plastic base or other attachment pieces. Finally, the implants will prevent jaw recession by sending regenerative signals to your bone.
Which Type of Dentures Is Right for You?
The most suitable type of denture for you will, of course, depend on the number of teeth you are missing. However, your jawbone health is also a determining factor. To be considered for implants, you must have enough jawbone tissue. If you have suffered bone recession, the implant posts will not have enough support. To determine your eligibility for implants, our team will take x-rays and CT scans of your jaw. Luckily, even if you have suffered jawbone recession, we can often perform a bone graft to restore your candidacy.
No matter which kind of denture you receive, you will enjoy restored dental function and a lovely, youthful smile.