Dentures in Scottsdale, AZ
Learn About Our Affordable Implant-Retained Dentures & Avoid The Embarrassment of Living Without Teeth
Missing teeth can not only cause issues with your oral health, but they can also do a lot of damage to your sense of self-confidence. It’s not easy to smile with pride when you’re not proud of your smile.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways that Dr. Todd Shatkin and the team at Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics can help you to replace those missing teeth, so you’ll never have to think twice before flashing a smile again.
One of the best methods of replacing several missing teeth, or even an entire row at once, is dentures. These smile-saving prosthetics can be a highly effective way of restoring form and function to those areas of your mouth that have been causing both pain and grief.
Now, with the help of mini dental implants, they’ve become even more effective than before.
If you’re interested in learning more about how dentures and mini dental implants can save your smile and restore your confidence, read on for all you need to know.
What Are Dentures?
Did you know that nearly 41 million Americans currently use dentures? This method of replacing missing teeth has been around for thousands of years.
Of course, the modern version is quite different from the ones first fashioned by the Etruscans all the way back in the 7th century BC, but the general idea around them was the same. They were a set of false teeth that could be fixed into the mouth of someone who had lost or significantly damaged their natural teeth.
Modern dentures are removable prosthetic devices made from several different materials, including nylon, resin, acrylic, metal, and porcelain. They’re designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth, and they can restore much of the bite power you lost along with your teeth.
Some dentures are held in place with suction or an adhesive, while others can be supported by another dental restoration such as a bridge or a mini dental implant. While each has its own merits, the best possible type of denture for you is going to be dependent mostly on your particular situation and your dentist’s evaluation.
Mini Dental Implant-Supported Dentures
At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics, we often recommend that patients looking to receive dentures, or patients who currently have loose-fitting dentures, consider receiving mini dental implants to give their new dental prosthesis a greater level of support.
Mini dental implants are a method of replacing missing teeth that involves the fusion of a small screw to the jawbone. This implant is used to support a natural-looking prosthetic tooth.
Unlike the larger and more invasive standard dental implants, mini dental implants will not require a bone graft procedure but can still offer extra support to your new dentures. Mini dental implant-supported dentures can give you more bite power, a more natural feel to your replacement teeth, and a greater sense of confidence in your new smile.
The Risks of Having Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are most certainly a source of self-consciousness, which may be motivation enough to replace them with dentures, but there are a few other reasons why you shouldn’t ignore your missing teeth for very long.
For one, those missing teeth can alter your speech, which can hurt your self-esteem as well as your ability to communicate.
Missing teeth can also result in a shifting of your remaining teeth, which can alter the structure of your face and give you a more aged look.
Lastly, your teeth stimulate growth in your jawbone, and when they are missing, you can suffer from bone loss, which can result in a number of issues.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Not every person with missing or significantly damaged teeth is an ideal candidate for dentures, but in general, they are a widely useful tooth replacement method. Below are some indicators that you may be able to benefit from receiving full or partial dentures.
Missing Several Teeth
Certain tooth replacement procedures, such as bridges or dental implants, are best for replacing one or perhaps a few missing teeth, but when you’re missing several, you’re most likely better off opting for dentures.
Dentures, even when supported by mini dental implants, are going to be a lot less invasive, time-consuming, and uncomfortable than receiving a large number of dental implants.
Need to Replace a Whole Row of Teeth
The logic behind opting for dentures to replace several teeth at once is the same logic behind choosing them to replace an entire row of teeth at once. Other tooth replacement methods are too involved and invasive to restore the form and function of 16 teeth at once.
Lacking Self-Confidence Due to Missing Teeth
If your missing teeth make you feel self-conscious every time you speak or smile, then you may very well be a great candidate for dentures.
With a relatively quick and simple procedure, you can have a brand-new beautiful smile, and you’ll never again have to feel the shame and embarrassment of all that unwanted attention that your missing teeth once drew.
Replacing Teeth on a Budget
While restoring your smile may be priceless, that doesn’t mean it won’t cost money. If you’re looking to replace several missing teeth at as affordable a price as possible, it’s likely that dentures are going to be your best option.
The Benefits of Mini Dental Implant-Supported Dentures
Still on the fence about replacing your missing teeth with mini dental implant-supported dentures? Check out the major benefits of this smile-saving procedure.
Standard dentures use your gums for support which can result in some irritation to the gum tissue. Mini dental implant-supported dentures get their support from your jawbone, taking the pressure off your gums and providing you with a greater level of comfort.
More Natural Look
Dentures supported by mini dental implants more closely resemble your natural teeth so that you can feel an even greater level of confidence about your new smile.
Stimulates Bone Growth
Mini dental implants can stimulate growth in your jawbone, so you can avoid bone loss and all of the various issues that it can cause. This also means that your facial structure will not be altered.
Standard dentures can alter your ability to enunciate properly due to the lack of support in your mouth. With dentures supported by mini dental implants, you have greater support, which means you’ll be able to speak more clearly.
Replacing your missing teeth with dentures will give you a tremendous self-confidence boost, and mini dental implant-supported dentures will give you an even bigger one. The greater level of support means your new smile will feel more natural, and you’ll feel less self-conscious.
Interested in Dentures?
Dr. Todd Shatkin and the Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics team would love to help you replace your missing teeth and restore your self-confidence.
We’ve got over 30 years of experience helping patients feel better about their smiles, and we use state-of-the-art technology to make that process faster, easier, and more comfortable than ever before.
We strive to provide tooth replacement services at prices that all of our patients can afford, which is why we offer several different payment options as well as free consultations. Contact us today to schedule yours!