Chandler Dental Arts
Mital Patel, DDS
Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Chandler, AZ
Missing or severely damaged teeth can make it hard to smile with pride. That’s why Mital Patel, DDS and the Chandler Dental Arts team offer a wide array of dentures options for those struggling with missing teeth. From partial to full dentures, there is a perfect option that is just right for your unique case. Call Chandler Dental Arts or book an appointment online today to learn more about your dentures options.
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial replacements for missing teeth, which can be removed and put back in the mouth. They are custom made to fit your mouth perfectly, offering a comfortable bite and a natural look. There are three main types of dentures, including:
If you still have a number of healthy natural teeth in your mouth, Dr. Mital Patel may recommend a partial denture, which sits on a metal framework and attaches to your remaining teeth. An alternative to a dental bridge, a partial denture is entirely removable.
Conventional full denture
For severe tooth decay and loss, conventional dentures can be fit into your mouth once your remaining teeth have been removed and the surrounding tissues have healed. During this healing period, you may be left without teeth for some time.
Immediate full denture
Immediate full dentures are set into your mouth immediately after your remaining teeth are removed. This allows you to walk out of your dentist’s office with a full set of teeth. However, because these dentures do not give your surrounding tissues a chance to heal, they must be relined a few months after being inserted, as the bone supporting your new teeth will begin to reshape.
Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth caused by severe tooth decay, injury, gum disease, and more. Without a full set of teeth, it’s difficult to chew, speak, or smile like you once did. Full or even partial dentures can help you regain control of your mouth again.
How are my dentures made?
Once you and Dr. Patel decide that you are a good candidate for dentures, the development process will begin. Thanks to Chandler Dental Arts’ innovative intraoral camera, it’s easier to take perfect digital X-rays and impressions of the inside of your mouth to get the right fit for your dentures.
After a series of impressions and measurements of your teeth and jaw are made, your new set of dentures will be created in a lab. Before your dentures are set, Dr. Patel will assess them to make sure the size, color, and overall appearance look natural.
Next, Dr. Patel will set the dentures into your mouth at a separate appointment and make adjustments as needed to create the right fit for you.
How long do dentures last?
Due to normal wear and tear, your dentures will need to be rebased or relined over time, which is why it’s imperative to schedule regular checkups with your dentist and take care of your dentures routinely. Here are some easy tips for caring for your dentures:
- Place your dentures in a denture cleanser soaking solution to prevent them from drying out
- Brush your dentures daily
- Brush your gums, palate, and tongue daily to avoid plaque buildup
Dentures can help restore your smile to its natural brilliance. Call Chandler Dental Arts or book an appointment online today to learn more.