Partial. Complete. Fixed. These are all forms of dentures that a dentist may talk to you about, depending on your individual situation. Dentures are one of the most popular forms of tooth replacement and one of the oldest. If you have used traditional dentures in the past which sat on your gums but were not comfortable or caused sores due to rubbing or a poor fit, you may be interested in learning more about “fixed (or “snap in”) dentures near me” as offered by Dr. Nima Afazlian and the team at My Dental and Implants in Glendale, Arizona. Fixed dentures provide a more stable and comfortable fit than conventional dentures. Let’s look at why!
When you decide that a fixed denture is the route you will ultimately take, you will likely have already had a conversation with your dental professional. During your initial consultation, you would have learned that you will need to receive a set number of dental implants. The implants are surgically inserted directly into the jawbone, where they fuse/bond with the jawbone. What results are implants anchored into the jaw for a firm and durable hold. It is onto these implants that your fixed denture will “snap” onto.
Dentures supported by dental implants provide several benefits over traditional dentures, which rest directly on the gums. First, you never need to worry about a poor fit or dentures which rub sores into your gums. Implant-supported dentures do not rest directly on the gums but instead snap into dental implants. This ensures not only a comfortable fit but dentures that are strong and able to function as you need them. You will never have to worry about implant-supported dentures slipping and sliding around in your mouth or needing an application of denture adhesives.
Dr. Nima Afzalian's
journey in dentistry began at 12 when he experienced the transformative power of
dental care during a tooth-filling procedure. That pivotal moment ignited his passion for dentistry, and
he has since dedicated his life to making a difference in people's lives by relieving pain and
discomfort through his expertise.
Nima earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the prestigious Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Subsequently, he obtained his dentistry doctorate from the Midwestern College of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors, with recognition in Dental Implants and the Dean's Award as the Top Clinician of his class.
With his extensive education, clinical excellence, and genuine dedication to patient well-being, Dr. Nima Afzalian is excited to provide you with the highest level of care for all your dental needs. When you choose Dr. Nima, your oral health is in capable hands!