Dentures In Mesa, AZ

What are dentures?

Dentures come in all shapes and sizes, but essentially a denture is any prosthesis or false tooth that replaces your missing ones.

What type of dental professional would I see about getting dentures?

You can see generally any dentist, but some dentists specialize in dentures, while others do not. There's also something called a prosthodontist, a dental specialist that specializes in difficult cases of dentures.

When would a dentist recommend getting dentures?

Dentures are recommended when a person is faced with losing their teeth, either in part or in whole.

What are some alternatives to dentures and when would each be most appropriate option?

Alternatives to complete dentures include partial dentures and dental implants. The best option depends on your specific situation.

How are dentures made and what materials are used?

Dentures are traditionally made of acrylic for the pink gum part and plastic teeth. Nowadays, 3D printing technology and new materials have improved the look and feel of dentures.

What happens during the denture placement procedure?

If it's your first time getting dentures, you'll have some preliminary steps like photos of your teeth and mouth, molds or scans of your mouth, and then the denture gets placed.

Is getting dentures painful?

The pain during the denture process comes mostly from the things that lead up to it, like soreness from tooth extractions or pressure spots from new dentures.

What should I expect my dentures to look and feel like?

Dentures can be customized to look however you want. They may feel different at first, but most people get used to them within a few days or weeks.

Is it more difficult to speak with dentures?

Dentures are designed to closely resemble natural teeth, so speaking should not be difficult. A dentist can work with your speech patterns to ensure your dentures fit comfortably.

Will having dentures affect my ability to eat and drink regularly?

Eating and drinking might feel different at first with dentures, but most people can eat and drink normally with dentures in place.

What special care should I take for my mouth and gums after getting dentures?

It's important to take your dentures out every night to let your gums rest and to clean your dentures regularly. Regular dental check-ups are also important.

How long will dentures last?

Dentures can last for years with proper care and maintenance.

What if my dentures need restoration, replacement, or repair?

Dentures can be repaired or replaced if they break or become damaged. Digital workflows can make the process faster and more efficient.

How long will it take for my mouth to heal and get used to dentures?

Healing and getting used to dentures can vary from person to person, but most people adjust within a few days to a few weeks.

What is the cost of dentures and will insurance help pay for them?

The cost of dentures can vary depending on your specific needs. Dental insurance often covers dentures as a benefit, but it's important to check your insurance coverage for specifics.

When should I schedule an appointment for dentures?

If you're considering dentures, it's best to schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a consultation.

We understand that getting dentures can be an intimidating process, but we're here to help you every step of the way. Please give our office a call at 1-480-764-2111 to schedule your consultation. Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you soon.