Dentures Phoenix, AZ
Tooth loss is inevitable with the increasing age of an individual. Provision of artificial teeth becomes essential in order to restore acceptable aesthetics, function, phonetics, and speech in people suffering from missing and lost natural teeth.
Prosthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that focuses on providing artificial teeth and restorations for patients with missing or damaged teeth. Replacement teeth can be provided in the form of dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Moyer has the specialized training and skills to perform the fabrication of high-quality dentures for missing spaces in your mouth.
What are dentures?
Traditional dentures are removable, artificial prosthetic devices intended to replace missing or lost natural teeth and the surrounding oral tissues. Dentures get their support and stability from remaining alveolar bone and structures around the empty tooth sockets. Dentures can also be called false teeth or a dental plate.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are two major types of dentures depending upon the number of teeth that need replaced. These two types of dentures include removable partial dentures, and removable complete dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace a single tooth, or several teeth in an arch. These can be fabricated from either acrylic resin material denture bases or a metal framework supporting your teeth.
Complete dentures are used for the replacement of all missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. Surrounding adequate healthy bone and muscles are essential for the retention of complete dentures.
Today, there is a third option for dentures which is much more durable and stable. These are known as implant supported dentures. As the name implies, this type of denture is anchored to your teeth using dental implants. These dentures are not removable and provide a much stronger and longer lasting restoration option.
What are the benefits of wearing dentures?
Dentures are comfortable artificial teeth which can:
How can I get dentures?
Dr. Moyer will assess the quality of surrounding bone around the empty tooth sockets before taking an impression of the arch. An impression of the area will be sent to a certified dental laboratory in order to get custom fabricated dentures for you.
Dentures will be checked and tried in your mouth for proper dimensions and fit on the next visit. Post insertion instructions will be provided regarding the adjustment and care of your new denture prosthesis.
Do I need to clean my dentures like natural teeth?
Dentures require proper maintenance and care for increasing their life, just like your natural teeth. You need to take out your dentures to brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Special denture cleaning solutions are also available in the market, and you need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using them. Never wear your dentures while sleeping at night. Take them out before going to bed and put them in a glass or bowl full of clean water.
What if my dentures get damaged or broken?
Dr. Moyer can help repair your broken and damaged dentures through our associated dental laboratory. If you somehow break your dentures, visit Dr. Moyer at the earliest possible time and get his consultation regarding denture repair.
What are the acceptable alternatives to dentures?
Various alternatives to dentures are available:
Visit David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, or call today at 480.935.6295 to schedule a consultation for dentures.