Types of Dentures Available

DenturesFind out which kind of dentures will best be able to handle your tooth loss.

We know how frustrating it can be to find out that a tooth has to be extracted. Tooth loss is never something anyone plans for, especially in adulthood; however, it happens more often than you might think. In fact, countless adults deal with significant tooth loss. We know how scary and upsetting it can be to have to figure out what to do next, but our Gold Canyon, AZ, dentists, Dr. Jonathan Lovell and Dr. Matthew Scheerhorn, are here to tell you how dentures might be about to help.

What are dentures?

Most people know what dentures are. After all, this oral prosthetic has been around for quite some time. Of course, dentures have gotten quite a makeover through the years, using more durable, comfortable, and realistic materials to provide you with an appliance that will not just replace missing teeth but feel comfortable and look good, too.

What are the different kinds of dentures?

No matter whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures can help you restore your smile. The two main types of dentures are complete dentures and partial dentures. Just as the name suggests, full dentures are designed to replace all of your missing teeth while partial dentures are meant for those who are only missing a few teeth.

Along with partial and complete dentures, there are also immediate dentures (temporary dentures that can be placed immediately following a tooth extraction) and implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are a great option for patients who may be dissatisfied with their current dentures and how they fit, or just want a smile that won’t shift or move around. Implants can be placed within the jawbone where they will provide a strong and permanent foundation from which to support your oral prosthetic.

How long does it take to get dentures?

It usually takes about five different visits to see our Gold Canyon general dentist. This includes the consultation, taking impressions of your teeth, waiting for the dental lab to create your dentures and then coming in for a final fitting. It’s important to understand that there is an adjustment period when it comes to wearing dentures. It will take time to get used to it (at least a few weeks) and to ease into speaking and eating with your new smile.

If you are an adult dealing with tooth loss and think dentures might be the right option for you, call Superstition Mountain Dental in Gold Canyon, AZ, today to schedule a no-risk consultation with us.