Restore Aestetics and Function with Modern Dentures
Missing teeth can evolve into a number of oral health problems, including jawbone recession, shifting, and further tooth loss. Therefore, it is essential to restore missing teeth whenever tooth loss occurs. Dentures are one of the most common teeth replacement options available, and today's prosthetics are a vast improvement to their previous counterparts. We offer a wide range of dentures at Las Sendas Dental Health in Mesa, AZ. Our team can help you find an option that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures fill in gaps left behind by missing teeth. Using advanced dental materials, we can create prostheses that are incredibly lifelike. As a result, they can give patients increased confidence to smile again. Even more importantly, dentures offer enhanced function. They allow patients to chew food more easily, so that proper nutrition is obtained. Furthermore, dentures are often the most affordable treatment option for missing teeth. They have a lower upfront cost compared to dental bridges and dental implants.
Using advanced dental materials, we can create dentures that are incredibly lifelike.
Who Is a Candidate?
Dentures are most beneficial for individuals who are missing several or all of their teeth in one or both arches. Those with fewer missing teeth may be better suited for dental bridges or dental implants. Since dentures rest atop the gums and rely on the jawbone for support, candidates should have strong bone and healthy tissue. During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Martin Farnsworth or Dr. Derek Farnsworth can help determine if you are eligible for this treatment.
Types of Dentures
There are several types of dentures available. The treatment recommended for you will depend on a number of factors, including cost, personal preferences, and your unique oral health needs. Some of the options available at Las Sendas Dental Health are explained below.
Traditional Full Dentures
These traditional prostheses are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Fitting snugly against the jawbone ridge, traditional dentures can be secured with a special dental adhesive. These appliances can be crafted from a variety of advanced materials that mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
Recommended for those missing multiple teeth, partial dentures fill in the gaps and spaces left behind. Similar to full dentures, partial dentures are supported by the bone ridge. There are also special dental clasps that connect to adjacent teeth for additional security. Both full and partial dentures have an average lifespan of seven to 10 years. It is important to schedule regular dental visits so we can check your partial denture. We also recommend having your dentures readjusted every couple of years.
Those seeking additional stability can explore implant-supported dentures. Unlike conventional dentures, these prostheses are connected to dental implants – small posts that are strategically positioned in the jawbone. Consequently, the denture will not shift or slip when eating or speaking. Since the appliance is secured with implants, dental adhesive is not needed. Implants mimic natural teeth roots, so they also help preserve the jawbone and reduce the risk of bone degradation.
Implants are long-lasting and reliable. In fact, they can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Individuals who choose this option will need to undergo dental implant surgery. We offer nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation to help make patients more comfortable during treatment. We also use a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner to provide accurate care.
Learn More about Dentures
Addressing tooth loss can significantly improve your oral health and quality of life. To learn more about your denture options, schedule a consultation at Las Sendas Dental Health today. Contact us online or call (480) 907-0961.