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If Missing Teeth Are A Problem, Full & Partial Dentures Can Be The Solution

When you’ve lost teeth, it’s harder to chew and eat properly. Even one missing tooth can give you trouble speaking. And no one feels completely comfortable smiling with empty spaces. When you’re missing just one tooth, a dental bridge or dental implant will do nicely to restore your smile’s appearance and function. When you’re missing a lot of teeth, you may need dentures instead.

To receive dentures in Phoenix, you need to call Dr. Cavendish at 602-842-6504. His high quality care and attention will ensure you find the denture solutions that will benefit you most.

Dentures Will Help

Dentures are great when you need a lot of teeth replaced. These natural-looking replacement teeth will allow you to smile confidently and help you eat more of the foods you love. Plus, they help you talk normally and restore the proper shape of your lips, making you look younger.

The Difference Between Full And Partial Dentures

The difference lies in how many teeth need to be replaced. When most of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth are missing, it makes more sense to remove the last remaining ones and get full denture. These replace a full arch of teeth. But if you’re missing only a few teeth, a partial denture could be the better choice. These replace only the teeth that are gone.

See How Dentures Are Made

Dentures basically have two parts: the base and the replacement teeth. The gum-colored base is what rests on your gums. It holds the replacements in place. The base can be made from a mix of materials, including plastic, metal, and nylon polymer. Dr. Matthew Cavendish will examine your needs and make a recommendation on which base would work best for you.

The replacement teeth are usually made from a resin or porcelain. No matter what they are made from, we make them to look like a healthy set of natural teeth. Our modern denture look great and handle a lot of biting pressure.

 VisiClear Dentures May Be an Option

If you need to replace only a few teeth, then partial dentures could be just what you need. At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, you can get VisiClear denture. These are specifically made to be flexible but strong. They are also more waterproof, meaning they will keep their shape longer and reduce problems with bad smells. They snap into place over your natural teeth and can be removed easily for cleaning.

Make Absolutely Sure Your Dentures Won’t Fall Out

It’s true that, on rare occasions, your denture can shift while you are chewing. They can even fall out if the adhesive fails or they get stuck in food like an apple. At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, we offer a way to ensure your denture stay put. Implant-secured denture uses dental implants to connect to your denture. These implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, giving you incredible security. Implant-secured denture also allows pressure from biting to transfer to your jawbone, helping keep your gums from getting sore and strengthening your bone.

Dr. Matthew Cavendish was born and raised in Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

To learn more about how Phoenix full and partial dentures can help you, or to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Matthew Cavendish at our office, call us today at 602-842-6504 or fill out our online form.

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