Today’s dentures fit better, feel more comfortable, and last longer than those “false teeth” you may remember from your childhood. Dentures in Surprise aren’t like your grandfather’s replacement teeth! Dr. Wendelschafer uses custom dentures to help our patients:
Doctor Wendelschafer on Dentures
I think when you have a good communication with a patient and you explain to them that once their teeth are no longer a viable option, their natural teeth, the next thing to do is a denture. It's prosthetic teeth. If you were missing a leg, you get a prosthetic leg. If you're missing your teeth, you get prosthetic teeth. Dentures, either removable or fixed, if you have a few implants, you can screw the denture into. One thing that's critical is that people need to be able to smile. They need to be able to talk with confidence, and you can't do that without teeth. The most important part is that they need to be able to eat. The mouth is the first step in the digestive process. You've got to be able to eat a variety of foods to maintain a well-balanced diet. So if you've run out of your own chompers and then you come to me, and we can make you a new set that's as comfortable and is cosmetic as the industry has to offer.
No matter what shape your mouth is in, we can help. Whether you need just a few teeth replaced or complete arches of new teeth, you’ve come to the right place. We offer several types of dentures, depending on your needs and situation:
Conventional Full Dentures – This is the type of artificial teeth that usually comes to mind when dentures are mentioned. They replace full arches of teeth on your upper or lower jaw or both.
Conventional Partial Dentures – If you have enough healthy teeth remaining, we’ll use this type of denture. These teeth will clasp onto your natural teeth to stay in place.
Implant-Retained Dentures – Your new teeth will anchor to a set of dental implants using a sturdy system of snaps and balls. You won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place.
Implant-Supported Dentures – These are our most comfortable and best-performing style of denture. We secure them to a metal bar that is attached to dental implants. Just like your natural teeth, they transfer the forces of biting and chewing to your jaw.
Temporary Dentures – We can fit you with temporaries while your final restorations are being made. That way you won’t have to go without your teeth.
Surprise dentures can give you back your teeth and make your life simpler! Call Great Smiles Dental Care today at
623-933-5749 to schedule your dentures consultation.
There are several great types of dentures for you to choose from. Dr. Wendelschafer offers conventional dentures to replace either a full arch of teeth or a partial arch (if you have a few healthy teeth remaining). We can also stabilize either upper or lower dentures using a set of dental implants. Implant-secured dentures will stay put while you eat, talk, and laugh.
Dentures can be fabricated from a variety of materials. Acrylic is often used for the base (the part that resembles your gums), and it may be laid over a metal framework of either chrome cobalt or stainless steel. In the past, the teeth of the denture were usually made from porcelain, although resin is becoming more popular today because it is lighter and less expensive.
One of the primary reasons dentures can loosen over time is because of lost bone mass in your jaw. Without natural teeth to stimulate it, the jawbone naturally deteriorates. Although your dentures may fit great now, as you lose bone, they will become less and less snug and will need to be adjusted or relined.
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