Dentures are an affordable way to replace any number of missing teeth in your mouth. The skilled and friendly team at Litchfield Dental Care has a long history of success and continues to earn a place in the list of options for rebuilding patients’ smiles and restoring confidence. Call the office in Litchfield Park, Arizona, to schedule a dentures consultation. Or book online today, which is fast and easy.

request an appointment

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable substitutes for missing teeth. At Litchfield Dental Care, denture treatment is customized specifically to each patient. The team helps you decide which option works best for your individual needs and lifestyle.

They have the experience necessary to help you select teeth that will look the most natural. This allows you to customize your look, whether you want a new smile or to recreate the one you had.

What is the difference between full and partial dentures?

There are two types of dentures:

Full dentures

Full dentures, sometimes called conventional or implant-supported dentures, are an efficient and economical way to restore your function and smile. A complete denture comprises a thin gum-colored acrylic base that rests on the gum tissue. Acrylic or porcelain replacement teeth built into the base give the appearance of natural teeth.

In many cases, full dentures can be secured firmly to your jaw with dental implants placed in the jaw. In addition to having excellent retention and a more natural look, implant-supported dentures tend to last longer.

Partial dentures

Most partial dentures contain a thin metal framework designed with small metal clasps that wrap around the gum line of existing teeth,  allowing for a smooth, non-bulky feel. Your natural teeth support the framework to provide a reliable, secure appliance that is easy to use and remove.

Where teeth are missing, natural-looking replacement teeth are attached, and gum-colored acrylic is used to cover the metal framework. Partial dentures will help keep your natural teeth from shifting, lowering the risk of losing those teeth in the future.

Your mouth and your needs are unique. Whether you need full or partial dentures, the team works with skilled technicians to create a functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing solution.

Why would I need dentures?

Sometimes dental conditions, such as gum disease or tooth decay, can become unmanageable, leading to the removal of your remaining teeth on one or both arches and replacing them with full dentures.

Whether you’ve lost one tooth or many, chewing and smiling can become more difficult because of the gaps in your smile. The team discusses all your options with you and helps you understand how they can improve your quality of life with dentures and other treatments.

Call Litchfield Dental Care to learn more about dentures, schedule your consultation, or book online today.