Did you know that an incomplete smile and missing teeth could contribute to serious health problems? Whether tooth loss happens because of tooth decay, gum disease or a traumatic injury, replacing missing teeth is critical. Even one missing tooth can compromise your ability to speak and chew. Consequently, you may lose self confidence and you may not get proper nutrition. In addition, your other teeth may shift out of position and cause an uneven bite, leading to TMJ disorder. Perhaps the worst repercussion of missing teeth is the effect on your smile and your facial features, which may begin to sag and make you look older.
Thankfully, our dentists design natural looking dentures and partial dentures for you to complete your smile and safeguard your overall health. These are made of the highest quality materials with attention to every detail of appearance and fit. You’ll love your new smile here in Phoenix!
Complete dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people who are edentulous (no remaining teeth). Dentures today are not like your grandparents’ dentures. If you need dentures, you can be sure that the dentists at Smile Fitness Dental Center will take every measure to ensure that they look natural and fit comfortably. We will take an impression of your upper and lower gums to make sure the dentures mold exactly to every ridge and crevice of the soft tissue. Dentures are held in place by a combination of suction and denture adhesive. They are removable for easy cleaning at night.
A partial denture is a prosthesis designed to replace a few missing teeth. Typically, a partial is built around your existing teeth and is held in place with clasps. Like complete dentures, partial dentures are removable for cleaning. At Smile Fitness Dental Center, we have had a lot of success using metal-free partial dentures. They are called "Clear frames" and are made from a clear and flexible nylon material. They are lightweight, retentive, attractive, comfortable and flexible. It is a good cosmetic and metal-free alternative that our patients love.
For maximum dependability, dentures may be combined with dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that are strategically positioned along the gums and surgically placed in your jawbone. Once healed, these become immovable anchors for dentures and offer a more snug fit.
When you visit Smile Fitness Dental Center, we will gladly explain the treatment options available to you for dentures and partial dentures.