Dentures are natural-looking, comfortable and a removable replacement option for your decayed or missing teeth. Dentures replace teeth when a full arch is damaged beyond repair. A removable partial replaces some teeth in the arch that are missing but some natural teeth remain. The partial replaces only the teeth that are missing. Whether you are missing all of your teeth or just a few, you are a candidate for a removable denture or removable partial.
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At Smile Arizona Dentistry, we have the best denture solutions for you. Below are the types of dentures we provide at our Scottsdale-based dental care facility.
Receiving a denture requires 4 to 5 visits to your dentist here and generally takes at least 4 weeks or even more depending on your condition, preferences, and the type of denture you choose.
Getting dentures involves the following steps:
During the first visit, we will evaluate your need for any tooth replacement and perform a complete dental examination to make sure your soft tissue and gums are healthy to receive and support dentures. We take radiographs (“X-rays”) to ensure there are no difficulties in the underlying jawbones. Additional procedures like tooth extraction, reshaping the bone, or removing the excess soft tissue might also be needed to ensure the best fit possible. If you need partials, each remaining tooth must be healthy before starting to fabricate and adding a partial removable denture.
We will discuss the size, color, and shape of replacement teeth with you. We make an initial impression of your gums to create custom dentures for you. You will never be “without” teeth. If all or the remaining teeth need to be extracted in the arch, the same day the teeth are extracted, you will have an immediate denture placed to always have your smile. After a proper healing time frame 3-6 months typically, a reline will be needed due to shrinkage where the teeth were extracted.
During the healing process, dentures, partials and especially immediate dentures require adjustments, including soft (temporary) and hard (more permanent) relining procedures to accommodate the changes in the underlying bone structure and gums. It is recommended to regularly visit your dentist for adjustments until your custom dentures are functioning well. Further even with no remaining natural teeth, please visit us every six months. We professionally sonic clean your denture(s) or partial(s), check your bite, fit and function and complete an oral tissue check and cancer screening. Catching disease processes early and quickly can limit future needs.
We will replace immediate dentures with final dentures once healing is complete to begin a new set. Before placing the final dentures, we will re-examine your mouth to make sure it is healed and ready to receive the improved fitting dentures.
Follow-up visits are required as your dentures typically require minor adjustments to get the level of comfort desired free of mouth irritations. It will take time to get used to dentures. Each patient is different and you need to be kind and patient to yourself during this healing. Everything will feel normal when you get adapted to dentures.
The final cost of dentures will depend on many factors. Questions that factor into pricing include:
Once you have had an exam with films (X-rays) our dentists can provided a detailed plan with your input for desired outcome, then our front office team will be able to provide a treatment plan with an accurate cost if you have no dental “insurance” coverage, and a good ESTIMATE if you do have dental insurance.
At Smile Arizona Dentistry, we have other options besides dentures for your missing teeth—dental implants and dental bridges. Dental implants and bridges are also extremely popular options for replacement of one, a few, or all missing teeth. Implants and bridges are a more permanent solution than dentures, and they also carry many benefits with the main benefit being that they are FIXED (not removable). Bridges and implants feel more like natural teeth. Many select dentures for their care however over these more desirable outcome procedures because of their lower cost and somewhat less non-invasive procedures.
A denture can last 5 to 8 years. A denture typically needs to be relined at 2-5 years. A denture typically should be replaced at 5-10 years.
Dentures should be adjusted several times when you first receive them, only then you can get the proper fit you require. Getting new dentures are recommended even when you have a slight change in your jaw shape or alignment.
Regular dental visits for examination (EVERY 6 months) and professional cleaning of the denture(s) or partial(s) are required every 6 months or as suggested by your dentist. With any natural teeth, you may need 2 to four hygiene (“cleaning”) visits a year. Your dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums including any dentures or partial to check for fit, function, and any signs of infection or any oral disease as well as professionally clean them.
Yes, you will always have teeth if this is your goal. We plan and prepare creating custom dentures and then they are ready at the extraction appointment for delivery. The preparation takes typically at least 4 weeks.
Dentures are a less invasive procedure, so you won't typically need anesthesia. However, you may choose to be given anesthesia for additional procedures such as teeth extraction and implants.
Dentures should be handled with great care and cleaned daily to reduce the risk of damage or infection. Maintaining your dentures is easy if you follow these general steps:
Visit your dentist every six months and sooner if you experience a crack, chip, or break in your dentures. Your dentist will examine whether the damage can be fixed or require replacement. Generally it is in your best interest to have the dentures checked quickly for the easiest and most economical treatment.
If you live in Scottsdale, or especially surrounding areas, like Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix, but absolutely anywhere or and want to find out how much it costs for dentures, please call us at 480-994-5225 to schedule a consultation. You can also schedule your appointment online by clicking on the button below.
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