Dentures Improve Your Ability To Speak Chew And Smile. Burns Dentistry provides both full and partial dentures. Dentures can revive a patient’s ability to speak, chew, and even smile with ease. Our dentists in both of our offices in Sun City, Arizona and Sun City West will carefully design your dentures to match the color of your gums and teeth, and to create a seamless restoration.
Our team at Burns Dentistry looks forward to giving you a new and improved smile that is both long-lasting and comfortable. Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile. These are typically made of acrylic resin, which is flexible and mimics the natural texture of the mouth for a comfortable fit. It can also be made out of combinations of porcelain, nylon, metal and chrome-cobalt depending on what is best suited for you.
There are two broad categories of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. A complete denture is used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch, either the upper mandibular arch or lower maxillary arch.
The main difference between complete dentures and dental bridges is that bridges are made to sit on top of existing teeth whereas dentures are suitable for people who do not have teeth in that particular area. Complete dentures sit on top of the gum line, though your dentist may suggest using a denture adhesive for improved stability. Complete dentures can also be surgically affixed to dental implants if fixed dentures are to your preference. We may also suggest a complete denture to replace all of the teeth in both arches or just one, depending on your individual needs.
For patients who already have a set of complete dentures and are perhaps finding it uncomfortable due to regular wear and tear and want a new pair, copy dentures can be created. This involves taking the existing set of dentures and creating a second pair based on those, with whatever modifications are required. A partial denture is used when you are missing multiple teeth but have remaining natural teeth.
Partial dentures also have the option of being removable or fixed into placed. A partial denture often includes a pink, flesh or gum colored base which attaches to a thin metal framework which has clasps that attach to the natural teeth for a secure fit. Fixed partial dentures are also known as dental bridges.
These are suited to patients who have strong surrounding teeth which can act as structural support for bridge implants to be inserted. Bridge type of dentures can be fixed within the gumline by attaching to adjacent teeth or dental implants, depending on which is best suited to you. A tooth-shaped dental crown is placed over the two teeth where the bridge will attach to for a natural look. A permanent dental bridge can last for 10-15 years with proper care.
Removable partial dentures are suitable for people who are missing a portion of teeth along a given arch, upper or lower and have less strong adjacent teeth which would not be able to support a bridge. Removable partial dentures are created in a similar manner to full dentures, except that artificial teeth are present only in the areas where they are needed and there would be a larger plastic base instead.
Once a tooth or teeth are removed or lost, the healing process occurs in such a way that the shape of the tooth socket changes and requires about 8-12 weeks time to settle and form its new shape.
Once the healing process is completed, the process of creating your custom fitted dentures at Sun City begins. Your dentist will assess the status of the remaining tissues in your mouth, your gums, your bite and take measurements. A lab technician will then use this information to create a model of your mouth. A wax mold is then made to mimic the position of your gums and your dentures are inserted into it. Once it sets, you’ll be able to try it on and adjustments will be made as necessary until you have a set of dentures that are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing for you.
Whatever dental implant process you choose will still give you the functional and aesthetically pleasing appearance you deserve. Whether you choose All-in-4, TeethXpress or Teeth ina Day technology, we use computer software to take 3D images of you mouth during the consultation and again before placing your implants.
This helps us digitally plan out how many implants are needed and exactly where they will go for optimal results and longevity of your full arch implant. We can also use this to create your final, custom bridge. Using this technology, we can then precisely place your implants and affix the bridge immediately, so you can leave our office with a brand new smile. Not only can you begin to enjoy the aesthetic benefits of a stable smile, but the health advantages too. Visit your Sun City dentist for consultation on full arch dental implants today!
With a fully trained dental team and an in-house lab to deliver every type of dental procedure, we are fully equipped to customize an exact plan for you and your mouth. At Burns Dentistry, we know that every patient is different and that is why we’ve gone through the care and training to make sure we can deliver exactly what you need. With a personalized treatment plan, you can have the information you need to make an educated decision about your health and your future, with no pressure on our end.