Restore your confidence and quality of life; complete your smile with an array of denture options
With a name like My Dental and Implants, we know that you have certain expectations. We know that our patients in and around Glendale and greater Phoenix, Arizona, expect (and deserve) advanced treatments to make over their smiles and restore their quality of life. We go above and beyond with dental restorations and tooth replacement that seamlessly replicates the structure, function, feel, and appearance of natural, healthy teeth. Dental implants represent one of the great marvels of modern dentistry. Our dentist, Dr. Nima Afzalian, is specially trained to surgically place these artificial tooth roots. Implants support dentures by “rooting” them in the jawbone. So, implant-supported dentures or overdentures are sought-after, partly for their stability and low maintenance.
Today’s denture types
The modern denture-wearer has many more options to choose from, starting with “conventional” partial and complete dentures. “Partials” are generally “false teeth” and gum tissue that is connected to a metal framework. This framework is attached to healthy teeth with specialized clasps or connectors. The denture is removed for proper cleaning and soaking, as instructed by your dentist.
Traditional complete dentures are also made up of false teeth and gum tissue that sits on a denture base. Since these dentures are indicated for patients missing most or all of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw(s), the base does not connect to other teeth. Instead, it slips into the mouth and stays that way due to natural suction. Denture adhesives or other products may be necessary to help hold the denture in place, especially among those patients with lower dentures. The lower jaw can be tricky; its horseshoe shape and the force of the tongue are often at odds with the denture. It can be forced out of place, leading to discomfort, irritation, and overall poor satisfaction with the denture.
Our team may also strategically position implants in the jaw to support either a dental bridge or a denture. The bridge is appropriate for those patients who desire a more “fixed” alternative to traditional partials. Since the bridge is held in place by implants rooted in the jawbone, it does not need to rely on neighboring natural teeth for support. Both partials and conventional bridges can stress neighboring natural teeth, as the new teeth need support from the remaining teeth. For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, the implant-retained denture or overdenture snaps onto or connects to the implants precisely placed in the bone. We place these implants in such a way as to maximize the bone. So, a minimal number of implants can be positioned to support a maximum number of replacement teeth. This helps to minimize further the cost and trauma associated with the process among those patients who are toothless or close to it.
Implant dentures further support strong, healthy bone. They do not require the ongoing relining and rebasing necessary to maintain the proper fit of traditional, removable dentures.
We look forward to answering your questions and providing more details about all we offer for tooth replacement at My Dental and Implants.
Call (623) 526-2330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Afzalian in Glendale, AZ, today.
Types of dentures at My Dental Implants & Implants
Today I would like to discuss implant dentures and patient options for implant dentures and dentures. There are three options for patients they can choose from based on how well they want to smile. If they care about the security of their denture, meaning that if it’s removable or secure, their chewing function. How they want to chew, and finance is also a big part of it.
1. Traditional Dentures
The first option is traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are with no implants. The top and bottom are typically loose, but the top is more secure because you have the palate or roof of the mouth that creates suction between the denture and your gum. The lower there is no palate, so there is no security, and the lower dentures are more loose compared to the top ones.
2. Snap-in Dentures
Snap-in dentures are still removable like traditional dentures but have implants similar to implant-hybrid dentures. Snap-in dentures are an option where three to four implants are placed on the top, and two to three implants are placed on the bottom. You would get the same dentures as traditional dentures, but they will snap in and are secure, so they’re not typically as loose as traditional dentures. However, sometimes as you eat and chew on it, you may get a rocking motion on snap-in dentures, but for the most part, they’re pretty secure and a much better option than traditional dentures.
3. Implant Supported Dentures
The final option and third option is basically, implant hybrid dentures or All-on-X. This option is not like snap-in dentures or traditional dentures that are removable. This option is secured. So four implants on top and four to six implants on the bottom, your prosthesis will look much nicer than those traditional dentures. It will be tightened and secured with those implants. However, they do have maintenance like your natural teeth because they mimic your natural healthy teeth up to 70% to 90%. And with that comes maintenance, so every six months, the cleaning and every year, those prostheses are removed, and we clean underneath it.
Call us to complete your smile with dentures.