Dentures - Flagstaff, AZ
Dentures services at flagstaff smiles
Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are designed to closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile.
We provide two types of dentures; these include complete and partial dentures. When all of the teeth are missing, complete dentures are used. When there are still some existing teeth in an arch, partial dentures are used instead. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from drifting out of place.
Complete dentures may be conventional or immediate. A conventional type, is designed once the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed, this often takes four to six weeks. During this time, patients will go without having their teeth.
Immediate dentures are made beforehand and immediately placed once the teeth are extracted to prevent the patient from having to be toothless during the healing process. After the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will need to be made.
Dentures are incredibly durable and last for many years; however, they may require repairs or readjustments due to normal wear.
reasons why dentures might be right for you
All of your natural teeth are missing
Some of your natural teeth are missing
You want to enhance your smile and facial tissues
You want to improve your chewing, speech, and digestion
The Best Dentures in Flagstaff, AZ
Our dentures are meant to elevate your smile, and are made to blend in perfectly with your facial features. They are custom-made to fit your mouth to ensure you speak and chew efficiently. Our custom dentures will prevent patients from experiencing some effects of ill-fitting dentures, such as soreness, their dentures slipping, and overall awkward social situations.
Implant retained dentures (Hybrid prosthesis)
Dentures can be a hassle sometimes as they need to be removed and cleaned regularly. Our latest procedure, Hybrid Prosthesis is a hassle-free alternative to dentures.Hybrid Prosthesis is similar to implant dentures. This is a permanent tooth replacement as multiple implants are used to retain the bridge.
Benefits of the Hybrid Bridge:
- Easy maintenance and improved oral hygiene
- Reduces overall cost when compared to single implants
- Restores your ability to eat all of your favourite foods
- Eliminates the need for a bone graft, in most situations
- Provides long-term results
- Eliminates the frustration associated with removable dentures
- Improves and revamps your smile in a day
- Restores a youthful appearance by stabilizing the bone level
- Improves self-confidence and overall quality of life
Frequently Asked Questions about dentures
Is it difficult to eat with dentures?
Once you have grown accustomed to the dentures and your mouth is completely healed, there should be no issues eating most things. However, sticky, hard, and chewy foods can remain difficult to eat.
Your bone levels are constantly changing. Therefore, it may be necessary to replace or reline your dentures periodically. Typically, our dentures will last for around 5-8 years with the proper care.
During a consultation, your dentist will examine and determine if you are an ideal candidate for dentures. It will vary depending on how much bone loss you have. Some patients are able to successfully receive implanted dentures with some bone loss.
Unless directed otherwise by our dentist, you should be removing your dentures at night, so the soft tissues in your mouth can receive oxygen.
Our high-quality dentures are sure to improve your smile and help you restore a youthful appearance. Implant-retained dentures are a great option to help you appear more youthful as they preserve the jawbone and prevent the sunken-in facial appearance.