Full or partial dentures are removable false teeth that can help people of all ages who are struggling with problems associated with gaps and missing teeth. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that almost 9% of adults aged 20-64 have periodontal gum disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to serious dental health complications and even missing teeth. Our Wellness Dental team offer various types of dentures as a solution to this problem. Visit one of our four locations in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and Peoria, Arizona. Call or book your appointment online.
Dentures are acrylic teeth that sit on a base and are used to replace missing teeth. There are different types of dentures available, including partial dentures that replace just one or a few missing teeth.
Gaps left by missing teeth can interfere with eating, speech, and other daily tasks. Sometimes teeth can grow at an angle on either side of the gap and cause additional problems.
Many people are primarily interested in dentures for cosmetic reasons.
You’ll need multiple visits to your Wellness dentist throughout the denture development process.
First, one of our Wellness Dental team members makes impressions of your mouth and teeth and sends these impressions to a dental lab.
The lab uses the custom impressions to make an even more precise impression of the contours of your arch. From this precise impression, they create a wax model that is sent back to you.
You’ll likely try on the wax model numerous times, and your denture will be assessed for shape, color, and fit before the final denture will be cast.
Once the fittings are complete, your final denture will be cast at the dental lab.
When you’re missing multiple teeth but not all of them, you might choose a partial denture. This process also requires multiple visits.
During your first appointment, a member of our Wellness Dental team makes impressions of your mouth and teeth, and prepares your teeth so they’re ready to fit your new partial dentures.
The impressions are sent to a dental lab, where a framework is made and sent back to you for a trial fitting. Similar to the procedure for full dentures, you’ll likely have multiple fittings before your partial dentures are returned to the lab for final adjustments.
Dentures are an excellent fix for missing teeth, and the new dental implants have revolutionized the experience and feeling of dentures.
For more information on dentures and dental implants, call our Wellness Dental team or book your appointment online.