Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth. Dentures may be partial or complete, and they can replace anywhere from a single tooth to an entire row.


A partial denture is used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth in one dental arch. A partial denture is held in place by clasps that attach to the remaining teeth. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth but also prevents other teeth from shifting out of place, improving the patient’s bite and smile.


A complete denture is used when all the teeth in an arch have been lost. Complete dentures are removable and can help patients restore their ability to eat and speak clearly, as well as improve facial appearance.


Conventional ad Immediate dentures


Complete dentures are either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made and placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed, and tissues have healed. Immediate dentures are made before any remaining teeth are removed and can be worn immediately after surgery.

Both conventional and immediate dentures are removable. However, immediate dentures require more adjustments to fit properly since your mouth will change shape during the healing process.


Advantages of Dentures

  • Oral health: Although dentures are removable, they can still play a role in your oral health. They can help protect your teeth from shifting, which can cause problems with your bite. Eating with dentures in place is much different from eating with your teeth, so you may need some time to adjust to eating and speaking with them.
  • Speech: Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are custom fit to the patient. If you have missing teeth or use dentures, you will want to practice speaking with them. This takes a little getting used to and may require time and practice, but it can be done! With time, your natural phonetics would return back to normal.
  • Appearance: Many patients opt for dentures because they simply don’t have the time or resources necessary to replace all of their teeth with dental implants. But dentures aren’t just for people who cannot afford implant-supported restorations. They are also an excellent option for patients who have lost all of their teeth but still have some of their natural teeth remaining. Since dentures are made from a gum-colored base and tooth-colored dental-grade ceramic, they look perfectly natural.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Cochise Caring Dentistry, call (520)-458-1989 or schedule an online consultation. You can Visit us at  66 North Garden Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 

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