Dentures used to be considered something only “old” people needed. You may be surprised to learn that people of all ages and walks of life – famous athletes, politicians, celebrities and everyday people – who have lost too many teeth due to injury or disease have replaced their missing teeth with dentures.
What types of dentures are available?
Today’s advanced denture technology makes them much more natural looking and easier to wear than ever before.
Complete dentures. Either “conventional” or “immediate,” complete dentures replace all of your teeth and provide support for facial muscles and cheeks. Complete dentures can only be fitted after any remaining teeth are extracted.
Partial Dentures, “Partials”. To replace a few missing teeth, partials attach to your natural teeth or to dental implants, preventing the natural teeth from shifting.
Why get dentures?
The gaps created by missing teeth make smiling and laughing embarrassing and uncomfortable. Missing teeth cause bone loss in the jaw and teeth to shift, negatively affecting the shape of your face and cheeks and making it difficult to eat and speak. Full and partial dentures restore the look and function of your teeth and face. Custom-crafted just for you, today’s dentures are natural-looking and more comfortable than ever.
How do I care for dentures?
To keep removable partial or full dentures free from stains and looking their best, you should rinse them after meals. Brush daily with a nonabrasive denture cleanser and soak them in water or denture cleanser at night. Never use denture cleaners in your mouth, and be sure to rinse them in clear water after soaking in denture cleaners. Instructions vary according to the type of dentures you get; we’ll give you specific care instructions.
How long will dentures last?
With proper care, dentures will last for at least five to seven years; most dentures will last many years longer. Oftentimes, dentures can be relined or refitted, extending their life. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you’re careful when handling them so you don’t drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from our dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose. Schedule regular checkups in our office to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned.
Smile again with dentures from Sonoran Vista Dentistry
Dr. Head uses the latest technology and work with the best laboratories to create dentures and partials that look natural and make it easier to eat, speak and smile confidently. We’re committed to taking the time and effort necessary to make sure that your dentures fit well and look great. Properly fitted dentures can greatly benefit your self-esteem, tooth functionality and the shape of your smile.
Sonoran Vista Dentistry is accepting new patients. Call us today to discuss your dental health goals. We’d love to take care of you and your family!
Our Gilbert, AZ, dental practice, conveniently located just off the I-60 on Baseline Rd. west of Gilbert Rd., also serves patients in the neighboring communities of Mesa, Chandler, and Tempe.