Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable, natural-looking replacements for teeth that can be made as either partial or full sets.

Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable, natural-looking replacements for teeth that can be made as either partial or full sets.

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Full Dentures

Full dentures are given to patients after removal of all of their natural teeth. It can be a lengthy process that can take up to 12 weeks to complete, especially if the gums need adequate time to heal after extractions. Some patients may be given temporary dentures during this time, but they’re likely to become loose due to shifts in the gums and jawbone that come with tooth loss. When the permanent dentures are ready, they may need to be adjusted a few times to find the right fit.

Especially with a full set of dentures, it may take a little practice to return to normal patterns of chewing or speaking. They also require proper oral care, just like natural teeth. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures, always keep them moist when you’re not using them, and be sure to keep your tongue and gums clean, too.

Immediate Dentures With Extractions

It is possible to place immediate dentures into the mouth immediately after any remaining natural teeth are extracted and while the full permanent dentures are being made. It’s not usually considered a permanent solution, but can be used when a patient doesn’t want to go weeks or months without teeth. Immediate dentures can also act as a type of bandage while the tooth sockets are healing from extractions.

Ideally, however, immediate dentures are step one of a two-step procedure and should be considered temporary until a second, permanent and refined set of dentures is fabricated.

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Dr. Harsini and Dr. Azizi
Smile Dental Clinics employees working
Smile Dental Clinics employees working
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Partial Dentures

A partial denture, which is also sometimes referred to as a removable bridge, is attached to your natural teeth using a metal frame and used to fill in gaps formed by missing permanent teeth. Partial dentures can include replacement false teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base and are used when enough natural teeth remain to hold it in place. Their benefits include not only cosmetic fixes to missing teeth, but also the prevention of surrounding teeth from drifting into gaps.

To create a partial denture, your dentist will do a thorough exam, take X-rays of your teeth, and then make a series of measurements and impressions to study not only the missing areas, but the interaction between your jaw bones. A lab will then create wax or plastic molds in the exact shape needed for the denture.

Once you’ve selected the right mold for your mouth, it will be created to match the shape, size and color of your surrounding natural teeth. When it’s ready, you’ll come back in for placement and fine-tuning adjustments if necessary.

Acrylic Partial Dentures

Acrylic partial dentures are an affordable option for some patients that are often available same-day. With this type of partial denture, the replacement teeth are set into an acrylic base and attached to the surrounding natural teeth with small clasps. An acrylic partial denture may be ideal for a patient who has only a few natural teeth remaining, but it may also feel more bulky inside the mouth.

Our trained dental staff can help you determine which type of dentures are right for you.

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Everyone is very nice, and most importantly NOT JUDGEMENTAL, which is what's kept me from seeking dental treatment for far too long. If you're like me, things happen and this filling falls out, then the tooth breaks off, then a crown cracks and before you know it you feel like your mouth is just a hot mess and you don't want anyone to see it because it's embarrassing and your worried about cost. They didn't look down on me because I waited, they just came up with a plan to fix it and a plan to pay for it too. Gladys was wonderful!They explained everything step bystep. I would definitely recommend going here.
Belinda Kleiner
Belinda Kleiner
23:39 02 Aug 21
Very friendly, I came in nervous after not going to the dentist for some time, they talked to me the whole time to get me to relax and I didn't even realize how quick it went.
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jose cuellar
00:01 27 Jul 21
Great people there! They are very cheerful and makes you feel good
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Julie Pino
03:12 24 Jul 21
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ruben ceballos
00:06 23 Jul 21
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Deniss Duran
Deniss Duran
00:30 16 Jul 21
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Yani Esther Perez Peñate
00:02 15 Jul 21
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leidy salce
16:36 24 Jun 21
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Mary Corral
Mary Corral
05:09 22 Jun 21
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Mimi Flores
Mimi Flores
00:20 22 Jun 21
Ortho customer service is great, I recommend David for ortho he’s always so very respectful & very nice, was treated by him for a few years and he always kept me on track with everything.
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Luz Mireya Magana
17:22 21 Jun 21
The staff is so nice, I spoke to Jessica in regards to my son's treatment payment plans and she answered all my questions and help me so much. Really recommend this office.
Daniel Soto
Daniel Soto
05:48 19 Jun 21
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efren rodriguez
05:47 19 Jun 21