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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The staff took the time to explain to me exactly what procedures were going to take place so there was no confusion throughout my visit and everyone was kind.
Abel Chavez
Abel Chavez
00:05 13 Oct 21
It was a pleasant visit.
Tom Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
15:24 07 Oct 21
Most caring staff….. very good hearted and hard working, they want their patients to be satisfied and smile for life
Decolonize.alexis94
Decolonize.alexis94
00:45 06 Oct 21
The best place for dental care. They work like a family and treat the customers very well. I recommend the place to anyone who needs dental and denture services.
william hanson
william hanson
10:39 03 Oct 21
I went for my 6 months cleaning & checkup today. My dental hygienist Alexis was awesome. She did a great job on my cleaning & was very gentle. I didn’t experience any discomfort. I had an issue with tooth sensitivity & when the dentist came in he knew exactly what the issue was. He adjusted my bite by slightly adjusting the tooth & it feels great tonight. I was afraid I was going to need a crown but no unnecessary dental procedure was even suggested. I truly appreciate that as that’s not always been the case at other dental offices I’ve been to. Smile Dental Clinic is awesome!! Thank you to all the staff. You all are awesome!!
Margie Russell
Margie Russell
01:09 29 Sep 21
You guys are the best so far and I will definitely recommend this clinic to everyone I know. My dental Assistant Segio, is superb, he always make sure I’m comfortable when ever I’m scheduled for procedure.
Melvina Fonnie
Melvina Fonnie
01:03 29 Sep 21
Great staff, was greeted, they were really helpful, they gave me a well described planned procedure. Discussed a payment plan and different options I had.
Edgar Castillo
Edgar Castillo
00:14 29 Sep 21
Sergio and Dr. Harsini are the best! They have taken care of my implant journey and always checking on my progress. I highly recommend this office!!!
Greg azdbrs
Greg azdbrs
00:02 16 Sep 21
Everyone there are so friendly and caring not just the associates but the doctors also the receptionists makes sure that your comfortable. I would highly recommend Smile Dental Clinics
Valerie Medeiros
Valerie Medeiros
00:08 15 Sep 21
Hello. My name is Pedro. And i m very satisfy with Smile Dental Clinics. I like the service. . And. Very nice. People the work thear. I think Smile Dental Clinics is. 5 ***** . 👍😃
Pedro Orellana
Pedro Orellana
00:18 14 Sep 21
Clarissa is a patient of smile Dental. Clarissa is very satisfied with the treatments that she has received at Smile Dental . Clarissa wants to give everyone in that team a big Thumbs up 👍 also, Thank you Luis( hygienist) for keeping track of my dental plan, by that my treatment was done ASAP.. Thank you again… God Bless and stay safe..
Sylvia Garza
Sylvia Garza
14:17 09 Sep 21
Smile Dental on Thomas Rd are the greatest!From the time I walked in till I walked out the people were very courteous and very kind.I had a bad experience at another dental clinic and was not happy with the results and especially the final outcome of the dental work that they had performed.The dentist and and his assistants were very knowledgeable and very understanding with the care and the work that I felt that I needed to make me happy and I agreed to the work that they suggested.Thank you Smile Dental !
Steven Belzer
Steven Belzer
00:36 01 Sep 21
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