Dentures & Partials

Dentures are one of the most popular solutions for replacing missing teeth. They come in full and partial sets. They are composed of a gum-colored base with the prosthetic teeth attached. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing while partials can be used if some of the natural teeth still remain. Open Wide Dental in Phoenix can provide you with a quality set of dentures to replace missing teeth.

Benefits

The greatest benefit of using partials is that speaking and eating can be almost fully restored. Additionally, replacing missing teeth can fill out the face, preventing the facial muscles from sagging and improving facial appearance overall.

Types of dentures

There are three types of dentures: conventional, immediate, and overdentures. Conventional dentures are complete dentures that are placed in the mouth after all of the teeth have been lost or removed. Immediate dentures are called as such because they are made before any extractions are performed and are ready to wear on the same day the teeth are removed. Overdentures fit over the teeth when any healthy ones remain.

Procedure

It will usually take several appointments over the course of several weeks to get dentures made and fitted properly at Open Wide Dental in Phoenix. First, highly-accurate molds and measurements will be taken of the mouth. These molds or impressions will be used to create the dentures. Several “try-in” appointments may then be needed to ensure that the dentures have the proper shape, color, and fit.

Using dentures

Dentures may feel awkward when you first wear them, and they commonly cause irritation and soreness for a short period of time. Additionally, saliva flow temporarily increases. The mouth should get accustomed to the new appliance fairly quickly, however, and these problems should subside.

Just as natural teeth require daily maintenance with brushing and flossing, dentures will also require regular cleaning. They will need to be handled with care and stored in water to prevent warping. Once the dentures have been taken out, the mouth will also need cleaning.

If you have lost a considerable number of teeth in Phoenix and are looking for an effective teeth replacement, dentures or partials may be the solution for you. Your dentist at Open Wide Dental can assess your condition and fit you with comfortable, functional dentures.

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