Your smile is a prominent facial feature that can say a lot about you even before you speak a word. Knowing your smile is whole and healthy gives you the confidence to interact freely with others, whether it’s a business or social setting. However, missing teeth diminish your self-confidence and, worse yet, can make you look and feel older.
Lots of us live with the memory of the difficulties our parents or grandparents went through with dentures. Have you been dreading the idea that someday you might have to deal with them, too? Fortunately, all the great new dental technology and procedures that have come along allow people to keep their original teeth a lot longer than in the past.
If you take good care of your teeth, there’s a good chance you won’t ever have to think about dentures. But there are no guarantees in life, so what happens if you do need dentures? You suddenly have a lot of decisions to face: Which type is best for you? How will your new dentures fit and feel? Will they look unnatural? Would dental implants be a better choice?
What Type of Denture Is Right for Me?
Full dentures consist of an upper and lower plate and are used when all or most of your teeth are missing. Partial dentures are appropriate if you’re missing several teeth but still have remaining teeth to which a partial can be secured.
We want to provide you with the results you’re looking for, so before we start the process, we’ll talk to you about your expectations and how we can help you achieve your goals. We’ll work with you to find the right tooth shape, size, color, and positioning to bring out your most beautiful smile.
Will My Dentures Look Natural?
This is one of the first questions we hear from patients who are considering dentures. At Scottsdale Dentist AZ, we create natural-looking dentures using the most updated dental materials available.
Our customized dentures are lightweight acrylic and tinted to blend naturally with your gums. Artificial teeth are carefully crafted and placed in the acrylic base one by one for the most realistic appearance possible. Relying on skill and years of experience, our dentists work with skilled technicians to create dentures that actually enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
Will My New Dentures Feel Secure?
Upper dentures are usually more stable than lowers because they cover more surface area, providing a more secure fit. In many cases, lowers tend to move around more because they cover a smaller area and the constant movement of your tongue can unseat the denture.
Stability is one of the biggest complaints among denture wearers. If you’re concerned that this will be a problem for you, we’ll be happy to talk to you about securing your dentures with dental implants. Many of our patients now enjoy the security that stable implant-supported dentures offer.