Tooth loss is a common dental problem that can make smiling and laughing difficult. It can also interfere with eating and speaking, limiting dietary choices and making pronunciation of certain words challenging.
Additionally, missing teeth can impact your future oral health, causing teeth to shift and become misaligned.
Full and Partial Dentures in Phoenix, AZ
Complete dentures and partial are tried-and-true tooth replacement options that can restore your confidence, bite, and pronunciation. Partial dentures can even halt tooth migration if worn throughout the day.
Our dentures and partials are artificial teeth on an arch that rely on gravity, suction, and the bony ridges of your jaw for stability. They are always custom-made to fit your mouth and shaded and shaped to work with your skin tone and bone structure. Today’s dentures are heads above those offered during previous decades!
Taking Care of Your Dentures
If you are considering dentures or are new to these prosthetics, you may be wondering how best to care for them.
First, we recommend soaking your dentures in a denture bath at least once daily or overnight. Then, you can add a cleaning tablet—sold in your local drugstore—to disinfect your prosthetic as well.
We also suggest cleaning and rinsing your denture daily. You can use a special denture brush and paste to clear debris from various nooks as well. Make sure you stick with denture brushes and pastes. Toothpaste may be too harsh for your prosthetic.
If your dentures feel loose and you have to apply adhesives throughout the day, you likely need a reline by our dentist at our office to restore proper fit.
Finally, if you crack or damage your denture, we encourage you to contact our Phoenix, AZ dental office for an appointment. You will need a repair, or it may be time for a replacement.