Dentures Fit Your Life

denturesIf you are considering dentures, great advances in dental technology are creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles; modern dentures are personalized, comfortable, and durable.  Whether you have lost a few or all of your natural teeth, high-quality, well-fitting dentures replace your missing teeth, benefiting your health and helping you to look and feel better about yourself.  Desired results include a more youthful appearance, clear speech, and being able to chew food properly, improving nutrition and digestion.  The best part is that because dentures can look as natural as the smile you were born with,  no one has to know you are wearing them!

Different Types of Dentures

A denture is removable prosthetic teeth and gums designed to replace missing teeth.  A full denture is used to replace all the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.  A conventional full denture is made after the natural teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed.  An immediate full denture is made in advance and is placed in the mouth as soon as the natural teeth are removed; the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.  A partial denture replaces one or more teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, preserving the remaining natural teeth.  Partial dentures attach to the remaining natural teeth, usually by metal framework that helps to hold the denture in place.  An overdenture fits over a small number of prepared natural teeth or implants in the lower jaw.  With the added support from the prepared teeth and/or implants, the overdenture has increased retention, stability and comfort. 

Personalized Dentures For You

To create esthetically pleasing dentures, Dr. Rita Peck, your Gilbert denture specialist, will consider your gender, face shape and skin tone when determining individual tooth size, shape, and color.  Each tooth can be positioned individually to give dentures a natural appearance.  The newest dental materials offer many natural choices for artificial teeth and gums.  Our expert lab and Dr. Peck work together to ensure the best possible fit for function and comfort.  With many different types of dentures available, it is important to discuss with Dr. Peck all options available to you to determine which choice will give you the most successful, longest-lasting result.  Good oral hygiene and denture care at home as well as regular dental visits are vital to maintain optimal oral health.  In addition to checking and cleaning your new dentures, Dr. Peck will also examine your mouth, checking your gums, the tissues in your mouth and any remaining teeth.  Any changes, along with certain diseases and prescription medications, can affect denture fit.   If you have old, poor fitting dentures that are holding you back from doing the things you enjoy, Dr. Peck will help you regain your smile and your confidence.