Are you one of 35 million Americans who has lost all the teeth in your upper or lower arch? If so, then you’ve probably already thought of dentures in Mesa as a possible solution. Today’s dentures aren’t the same as the ones that your parents or grandparents might have used; they’re made out of modern materials that can closely replicate your natural teeth, and they’re designed to fit as comfortably as possible on your gums. If you need a new set of dentures in the near future, call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker.
There are basically two kinds of dentures you can get: partial dentures and full dentures. The one that’s right for you depends on the extent of your tooth loss, and we’ll help you select the best option during your initial consultation.
For those that have lost some of their teeth but still have some worth saving, we can custom design a partial denture to fill in the gaps. Each partial denture is created based on an impression of your mouth. The prosthetic will consist of a gum-colored base and realistic false teeth. The prosthetic will be attached to the natural teeth with a clip or clasp.
A full denture is probably what you think of first whenever you hear the phrase “tooth replacement.” Over the years, design techniques and technologies have improved to help dentures fit better than ever before. Each prosthetic relies on natural suction to stay on the gum tissue, although an adhesive can be used for added stability. You might even be eligible to have dental implants placed to keep your new teeth as secure as possible.
To get the most out of your dentures, it’s important to clean them on a regular basis. Rinse them with cool water after you’re done eating, and remember to clean them with a soft-bristled brush on a daily basis. You should also soak them in a denture solution overnight; don’t forget to rinse them with cool water whenever you take them out of your mouth. To help your dentures maintain their shape, avoid exposing them to excessive heat, and don’t let them dry out.
Full and partial dentures both have different costs attached to them. The materials used to make the prosthetic and the possibility of having them supported with implants will also need to be considered. We’ll discuss your treatment options and give you an estimate of the final cost before going over your payment options, such as dental insurance and CareCredit.