SERVING MESA, PHOENIX, Gilbert, TEMPE AND SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Removable dentures are one of the most common solutions to replace missing teeth. The technology used with dentures has advanced rapidly in recent years, and this has improved the results that can be achieved with this restoration. Modern dentures are much easier to wear and are more natural looking than ever before.
Mesa dentists Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro often recommend dentures to patients who have sufficient bone structure and density to accommodate them and economy is a concern. However, when possible atraditional dental implant can significantly improve a dentures function. In many cases, you can also improve the fit and performance of your dentures by using mini dental implants in conjunction with your dentures. At your initial consultation, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro will explain these options to you in greater detail.
Types of Dentures
There are two basic types of removable dentures:
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Your set of full dentures will be custom created to ensure exceptional results that fit comfortably. If you need to have some teeth extracted right before your dentures are placed, Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro might fit you with a set of immediate dentures while your mouth heals following the tooth extractions. Once your gums have healed properlyand normal shrinkage has occurred you will return to our Mesa dental office to have your dentures made permanently.
Partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth are still present. As with full dentures, our partial dentures are customized to ensure a proper fit. Your partial denture will fill in the space left by missing teeth and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting to fill in the gap, allow for better chewing, and provide greater esthetics at a reasonable price. Dental crowns may be placed on the adjacent remaining teeth to support your partial denture when needed.
Alternatives to Dentures
We offer several options to replace missing teeth. Our dentists generally recommend dental implants for all patients who are suitable candidates since they provide you with the most effective long term solution to your tooth loss. We also offer dental bridges for patients who are not candidates for dental implants, but would prefer an alternative to dentures.