Gilbert area dentist describes dentures for tooth replacement
Patients who are missing teeth are often given a few different options to restore their smiles, including dentures.
Dentures are a common method of tooth replacement available for patients in the Gilbert area. Dr. Fritz of New Health Dental provides both partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when teeth remain in the smile, while complete dentures are used when all the teeth in a dental arch are missing.
Many patients enjoy maintaining a youthful appearance with dentures, especially for those who are not appropriate candidates for dental implants. Dentures can be a wonderful alternative to dental implants and bridges.
The process of receiving dentures typically requires several visits. During the first visit, patients will consult with their dental professional to determine if dentures are best for them. Then, measurements and molds are taken of the mouth. Aesthetics are ensured by matching the color of the teeth and gums and the size and shape of the existing teeth. A few weeks may be necessary for the fabrication of the dentures, and several visits may be needed to get the perfect fit. Fittings are typically fast and allow patients to avoid shifting and uncomfortable dentures.
After the dentures have been completed, patients are provided with instructions on how to care for their new dentures. As with natural teeth, regular visits to the dentist and good oral hygiene between appointments is highly recommended to ensure the longevity of the appliances. Dentures may need to be replaced over time and may need regular fittings to avoid problems caused by poor fit.
Dr. Fritz of New Health Dental is excited to provide his patients with many solutions for restoring their smile after tooth loss. From implants to dentures, patients can speak with a dental professional about the many ways they can restore function for eating, speaking, and smiling. If you are a Gilbert area resident and have considered using dentures to enhance your smile, contact New Health Dental today.