When you are missing a tooth (or teeth), it affects your emotional well-being. You discover that chewing your favorite foods and speaking clearly is difficult. The embarrassment of a gap in your teeth may also make you hide your smile and cover your laugh. Additionally, your existing teeth shift toward the open space, causing erosion and bite misalignment. At Dental Care at Moon Valley, our Phoenix, AZ dentists want to help you with these issues.
Dentures in Phoenix, AZ are a common and inexpensive tooth replacement option, made up of artificial teeth on a removable arch or plate. Some patients find dentures challenging, however, because they can slip during meals or when speaking. They may also rub against your gums, create sore spots, and fit loosely over time as your jawbone shrinks away without the stimulation of natural tooth roots.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Work
Implant-supported dentures in Phoenix, AZ are more comfortable than traditional dentures because they address slippage, rubbing, and even help prevent bone loss in your jaw. They allow for a natural-looking smile that is secure, affixed, and convenient.
Implant-supported dentures rely on four to six titanium screws surgically implanted in your gum.
Caring for Your Implant-Supported Denture
The best way to care for your implant-supported denture is to keep your mouth clean and healthy to maintain gum health. This requires regular dental visits--at least twice per year--and a sound oral hygiene routine at home. Following your implant procedure, a member of our team will also provide instructions to help you maintain your denture and your implants.
Are You Ready to Take Back Your Smile?
If you are missing a tooth, getting it replaced is essential to your oral health. If you are missing multiple teeth, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures. Call your Phoenix, AZ dental office, Dental Care at Moon Valley, to find out more about your options for tooth replacement.