Are you affected by missing or severely broken teeth that need to be replaced? Our team at All Smiles Dental Care offer a wide range of restorative treatments that help to transform the appearance and feel of a smile. Partials and dentures are a popular method used to replace missing teeth. What are partials and dentures and why are they such a popular and effective treatment option? Continue reading on to see how both partials and dentures could improve the function of your teeth!
Partials are used to replace individual teeth. They can be removable or securely attached in the form of a partial implant. The actual partial is secured to a gum colored base, similar to your gums. The partial will either have a metal frame that attaches to the surrounding teeth or will utilize precision attachments.
Full dentures are used to replace a complete set of missing teeth on either the top or bottom row of your teeth. Full dentures are made prior to placement and have the look and function of a natural smile. They do require a longer healing period to get accustomed to the new feel of your dentures, and it may take time to adjust to a new way of eating and speaking comfortably.
Prior to getting your new smile, your dentist will take a series of impressions and molds of your jaw and mouth to properly fit the new restoration in your mouth. The results will be sent to a lab were the final restorations will be completed. After the new restoration arrives, your dentist will make the needed adjustments to the dentures in order to allow for a comfortable fit.
Are you in need of a restoration to replace your missing teeth? If so, contact All Smiles Dental Care in the Phoenix area to schedule your next appointment and see what treatments are recommended for your situation and needs. Call our clinic today to see how we can easily improve your overall smile.