Dentures do more than replace your missing teeth–they give you back your smile. If you’re looking to restore your ability to chew, speak, and communicate with others properly, Martin Sobieraj, DMD, MS, FAGD, provides his patients with exceptional dentures at Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, Arizona. Get started by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace many or all of the teeth in your smile. They’re composed of artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base that fits over your gums.
Dentures have seen massive technological innovations in recent years, making today’s dentures infinitely more comfortable and natural-looking than they used to be. Dr. Sobieraj custom-designs your dentures for your unique needs, preferences, and appearance, so your newly restored smile will be truly yours.
Dr. Sobieraj offers a few different types of dentures at Beautiful Dentistry, including:
Dr. Sobieraj recommends full dentures if you have no natural teeth remaining or are planning to get any remaining teeth extracted. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in your mouth and attach over your gums with suction or adhesive that holds them in place. You can remove full dentures for easy care.
Implant-retained dentures, or overdentures, attach to your mouth with dental implants. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that your dentist surgically embeds in your jaw, where they fuse with the bone and function as artificial tooth roots.
Just like full dentures, you can remove your implant-retained dentures whenever you’d like, but their implant-supported base gives them a sturdier and more comfortable feel in your mouth. Your implants also provide your jawbone with healthy stimulation, which has a number of benefits for your oral health.
Dr. Sobieraj might suggest partial dentures for you if you’re missing a significant number of teeth, but still have some healthy teeth that you’d like to keep. They’re an effective alternative to a bridge or multiple dental implants. They feature a base that has openings where your remaining teeth are, enabling your natural teeth and your artificial teeth to work side-by-side.
To ensure the cleanliness and proper functioning of your dentures, you need to keep them clean just as you would your natural teeth. That means brushing them daily and rinsing them after every meal.
Dentures are just as susceptible to plaque and tartar buildup as your natural teeth are, and keeping them well-maintained will ensure that your entire mouth stays clean and healthy.
To learn more about how Dr. Sobieraj can improve your smile with dentures, call the offices of Beautiful Dentistry, or schedule an appointment online today.