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Dentures – Sun City West, AZ

A Cost-Effective & Trusted Tooth Replacement Solution

Full and partial dentures are one of the most popular restorative treatments among patients because they’re cost-effective and offer countless benefits. Whether you’re missing several or all of your teeth, it can have a drastic impact on your confidence and ability to easily chew food and speak. At Arizona Smile Design, we offer completely customized dentures in Sun City West to help you live life to the fullest. Read on to learn more about this amazing tooth replacement solution.

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Why Choose Arizona Smile Design for Dentures?

Why Should You Replace Missing Teeth?

Whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, not having them replaced can cause a variety of consequences for your oral health. Some of these include:

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What are Full and Partial Dentures?

Depending on your situation, our dentist in Sun City West may suggest either a full or partial denture. Partial dentures are strategically designed to fill the gaps along your arch by fitting seamlessly between any remaining teeth. Full dentures are made to replace an entire arch of teeth by utilizing natural suction and denture adhesive. Both are customized to fit your oral structure comfortably, all while looking completely natural.

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What are the Benefits of Dentures?

Tooth loss causes more than just concerns with your appearance. It can also impact your oral health, self-esteem, and lifestyle. Thankfully, we can provide you with dentures to replace your teeth and help you enjoy a number of amazing benefits, including:

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How Do You Care for Dentures?

Caring for your dentures properly will extend their lifespan, but it will also help you stay healthy and comfortable. Take care of your prosthesis by following these steps:

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Denture Alternatives

Although dentures are a great solution for many patients, you may benefit from an alternative tooth replacement option. Once we examine your mouth, we may suggest either a dental bridge or dental implants.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap caused by several consecutive missing teeth. They’re secured to the natural teeth on either side of the gap using dental crowns. Between the crowns are free-standing, natural-looking replacement teeth, called pontics.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants can replace one, several, or all of your teeth when paired with bridges, crowns, or dentures. After the implants are placed below your gums, we can attach a restoration to them, providing you with a long-lasting, stable, and strong replacement.

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Denture FAQs

Here at Arizona Smile Design, we want all of our patients to be as prepared as possible for the future. When you’re getting dentures, you should know exactly what to expect moving forward. That’s why we want to clear up any doubts you might have well ahead of time. Please review the section below for the answers to some of the questions that patients often ask about dentures. If there’s anything else you want to know, you can ask during your first consultation!

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How Long Will I Have to Wait to Get Dentures?

The normal waiting time is between six to eight weeks. This is because generally any remaining teeth have to be removed before dentures can be placed, and as such the gums will need a chance to heal. Also, it gives us a bit more time to make sure the dentures fit properly in the long term; if they were placed right away, they might not have the same fit once the underlying bone and gums heal. Each patient is in a different situation, and some mouths recover faster than others. We’ll give you our best estimate based on the situation.

Is It Okay to Sleep with Dentures?

You’ll need to sleep with your dentures during the first 24 hours of wearing them, but past that it’s not really a good idea to take your false teeth to bed. The pressure from dentures can cut off blood circulation in your mouth, and that can accelerate the bone resorption that normally occurs after bone loss. Also, bacteria has a tendency to accumulate in the space underneath dentures, which can increase your risk for pneumonia if you don’t take them out regularly. Wearing dentures at night is also associated with poor oral hygiene and higher levels of plaque in the mouth. In short, it’s better to take your dentures out every evening.

How Will My Diet Change After Dentures?

You’ll be able to enjoy many more foods with dentures than you would without teeth, but there are certain snacks and meals that you should be cautious of. Peanut butter and other sticky foods are famous for pulling dentures out of place, and hard foods like nuts and corn on the cob could easily damage them. Steak, pork chops, and other tough meats should be cut into very small pieces to minimize the amount of chewing that they require.

How Much Will Dentures Cost?

We will give you an estimate during your first consultation after we’ve examined your mouth and gotten a better idea of what your oral health is like overall. The final cost can vary based on:

  • How many teeth, if any, need to be removed and how complex the procedure for removing them is.
  • Whether you are getting full dentures or partial dentures.
  • Whether you choose to get dentures that are supported by dental implants.
  • Whether you have dental insurance and how much coverage is available for false teeth.
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