Replace Missing Teeth with Dentures
Missing teeth can affect every aspect of your smile and impact your overall quality of life. For patients suffering with missing teeth, dentures can restore lost function, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. At Gila Ridge Dental in Yuma, AZ, we provide a range of denture options for our patients. Whether you want a traditional denture or an implant-supported restoration, Drs. Stephen S. Garner, Thor G. Thorson, and Jason R. Boeskin can help you restore proper dental function with a custom appliance.
A denture is a type of prosthetic customized to replace most or all teeth on the upper or lower dental arch. Dentures consist of an acrylic base meant to look like gums and prosthetic teeth made from porcelain or other materials. The extent of your tooth loss will determine which type of denture is right for you.
Dr. Garner, Thorson, or Boeskin can perform a comprehensive oral health exam and take note of your goals to determine which type of denture is best for you.
Dentures by Gila Ridge Dental can allow you to speak properly and enjoy your favorite foods again.
Choosing the Right Type for You
Today, there are more denture options available than ever before. Traditional dentures rest on your gums and are held in place using a combination of natural suction and mild adhesive. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, attach to small titanium posts embedded into your jawbone. Our team at Gila Ridge Dental can explain all your options and help you decide which type of denture best suits your needs.
If you have lost all of your teeth, a full denture can replace your entire arch. In the upper jaw, a full traditional denture covers the roof of your mouth, while in the lower jaw, the restoration is shaped like a horseshoe, leaving room for your tongue.
A partial denture can fill multiple gaps in your smile. Partial dentures typically have a metal framework in addition to an acrylic base for support and durability. This type of restoration can be a removable alternative to traditional bridgework.
When attached to dental implants, dentures are significantly more stable and comfortable. Implant-supported dentures mimic the feel and function of natural teeth for incredible results. Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures in the upper arch do not cover the roof of your mouth. However, receiving implants requires surgery and several months of healing time. Patients must also have adequate jawbone tissue. If you have delayed addressing missing teeth, you may have experienced some jaw atrophy, and a bone graft may be necessary.
Benefits of Restoring Your Smile with Dentures
Dentures can improve both the function and appearance of your smile. When you lose teeth, your facial features can begin to sag and collapse. A set of dentures from Gila Ridge Dental can restore the natural contours of your face for a more youthful appearance. In addition, dentures can allow you to speak properly and enjoy your favorite foods again.
Schedule an Appointment
Replacing lost teeth is crucial to the health of your smile. If you have lost multiple teeth, we can help you determine the best restoration method. Contact our office or call us at (928) 723-3093 to begin exploring your options today.
“Gila Ridge Dental is amazing! The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Dr. Garner is a wonderful dentist. He spends lots of time with his patients making sure that all questions are answered and everything is explained. My kids love him and can't wait to visit the dentist office!” Rachel