There’s one thing that pretty much all of our patients at Arizona Smile Designers have in common – they want better looking smiles. Some people may feel like they just want slightly whiter teeth and others may feel like they have a tooth that’s misshapen that needs fixing. With our cosmetic dentistry treatments, there’s no question that we can fix those dental problems. However, patients with missing teeth may sometimes feel like they’re an anomaly and that there’s nothing that can be done for them. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, according to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, approximately 35 million Americans don’t have any teeth at all! A whopping 178 million people are missing at least one tooth. All these people aren’t out of luck – with the dentures that we provide, we’ll be fully capable of revitalizing your smile.

Our dentures are capable of being fabricated in a few different ways:

Complete Dentures

These dentures consist of both a top and a bottom plate that can be crafted in a number of different ways. If a few teeth still remain, these will usually be pulled to make room for the denture. The bottom denture will fit snugly over the gum line to make room for the tongue. The upper denture will then cover the palate of the upper mouth to hold it in place.

Partial Dentures

These are typically a removable acrylic bridge that’s accompanied by metal framework that fits around remaining teeth to fill in the gap. Partial dentures are used when there are teeth that are missing, but both the remaining teeth and gums are still in good condition. Often, partials are used as a less invasive and non-surgical alternative to dental implants.

Immediate Dentures

These are often referred to as temporary dentures. They’ll be immediately placed in your mouth after tooth extraction. While your gums are healing, the dentures will preserve your smile until you get your permanent set of dentures.

Removable vs. Implant-Supported Dentures

Another one of the options that you’ll have when it comes to your dentures is the choice of removable dentures or implant-supported dentures. The difference between implant-supported dentures and the dentures we talked about above is that implant-supported dentures are attached firmly to implants in your mouth. This allows the dentures to be completely stable without any moving around in your mouth. They’ll even provide excellent chewing power – you don’t have to be as careful about the foods that you eat when you have implant-supported dentures.

Contact Your Local Cosmetic Dentist Today!

If you’d like to know more about our dentures, we encourage you to contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (928) 634-8610. We can’t wait to help you revitalize your smile!