If you are missing several or all of your teeth, you will benefit from our custom-designed and highly lifelike dentures. At Value Dental Centers in Goodyear, AZ, we offer several types of dentures, including both full and partial restorations. The two different sizes are made from state-of-the-art materials, and they will be an almost perfect match to your natural teeth. In addition, we can provide implant-supported dentures. Performing the same functions as a traditional prosthetic, an implant-supported denture will be even more secure and realistic. Plus, the implants will have important benefits for your oral health. Our dentists will conduct a thorough restorative consultation. Based on your goals and oral health, we can determine the right type of dentures for you.
Traditional Full Dentures
When you think of dentures, you probably picture a full restoration. Made to go over your entire dental arch, this type of prosthetic can replace both your upper and lower teeth. Full dentures have a plastic base, which will match the normal color of your gums. Ceramists will then place a full row of teeth running along the base. Made from advanced porcelain or zirconia, the teeth will have an authentic color and sparkle.
Before providing your denture, your dentist will first perform any preparatory treatments, such as extractions. Then he will take impressions of your gums. With these molds, our lab can ensure that your denture fits securely in your mouth. Thanks to their precision, your restoration will also be comfortable, and you should quickly get used to wearing it. Note that you will typically need to use denture adhesive to keep your prosthetic in place.
Partial dentures are similar to full dentures, but they are smaller. Like full dentures, partials have a gum-colored base and lifelike synthetic teeth. In addition, these shorter dentures will come with tiny metal clips. The clasps will connect to your nearby teeth, giving your prosthetic greater stability.
We will also use detail-oriented techniques to provide partial dentures. With our precise impressions and the lab’s skill, your prosthetic will remain secure in your mouth. It will also look very realistic, corresponding beautifully with your natural teeth.
Our dentists can use dental implants to support both full and partial dentures. During a carefully planned surgery, your practitioner will place these tiny posts in your jawbone. We use advanced imaging technology, and we have oral surgeons on staff. Therefore, our procedures are very precise with a high success rate. The number of posts you receive will depend on the size of your denture. A partial denture will require two or more implants, while a full denture will require four or more.
During your recovery, your jawbone will seal around the implant posts, keeping them in place. Then your dentist can attach a full or partial denture to the tops of the posts. Like our traditional removable dentures, you prosthetic will be expertly crafted and made to match your natural teeth. At the same time, it will be far more stable. Because it will never slip out of place, you can enjoy complete dental function, and you will feel confident about your smile. Plus, the implant posts will prevent jaw recession, protecting your appearance and the fit of your restoration for years to come.
Which Type of Denture Is Right for You?
Of course, the number of teeth you are missing will partially determine the type of denture you should pick. If you are missing all of your teeth, you will benefit from a full denture. We may also recommend this type of restoration if you have widespread damage, requiring multiple extractions. On the other hand, we will typically suggest a partial denture if you are missing more than three teeth, but some healthy teeth still remain.
Your dentist will evaluate your oral and physical health to determine whether a traditional or implant-supported restoration is right for you. To receive implants, you must have a strong jawbone and a healthy immune system. Fortunately, a bone grafting surgery can often restore lost tissue and your candidacy for treatment.
Schedule a Restorative Consultation
No matter which type of denture you choose, we will provide a lifelike prosthetic to reinstate your smile and oral function. Contact our office today to learn more and to find out which type of dentures is right for you.