Partial Dentures – Phoenix, AZ
No More Gaps
For Your Smile
At Devoted Family Dental Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves to have a healthy and beautiful smile. While it may not be possible to keep regular teeth in place for a lifetime, there are available solutions that can replicate the natural appearance of your gum tissue and pearly whites seamlessly. How? With partial dentures in Phoenix, AZ! Similar to a full denture, these unique restorations easily restore a smile to its complete beauty by replacing multiple nonconsecutive missing teeth. If you think you could benefit from a partial denture, contact our team today.
Why Choose Devoted Family Dental Phoenix for Partial Dentures?
- Reliable and Natural-Looking
- Can Easily be Paired with Dental Implants
- Affordable Solution to Severe Tooth Loss
What are Partial Dentures?
Unlike a fixed bridge that is designed to replace consecutive missing teeth along a row, partial dentures work like a puzzle piece. Fabricated by a team of dental lab technicians, these restorations are made using an acrylic base that mimics the natural color of your gum tissue before porcelain teeth are strategically placed along the denture's base. The placement of the teeth will correspond with your smile, allowing you to see a complete, full appearance once secured in place.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
- A safe and effective solution to ensure you are healthy; remaining teeth do not shift out of alignment
- An enhanced appearance that provides a more youthful aesthetic
- Boosted confidence in your smile
- Improved functionality in your ability to eat the foods you love and speak clearly
- A cost-effective, affordable option for those looking to avoid higher-priced solutions
- A non-invasive treatment option
Cost of Partial Dentures
When meeting with your dentist in Phoenix to discuss how you would like to move forward with replacing your missing teeth, you can expect there to be an explanation regarding how much your partial dentures will cost.
The good news is that most dental insurance companies do provide coverage for this type of restorative service. Whether you choose to speak to a representative or have a member of our team work on your behalf, your out-of-pocket expenses should be significantly less if your insurance is one we are in-network with and if you have yet to use some or any of your annual maximum. Depending on your plan, your insurer may agree to cover 50-80% of the total cost.
If you are uninsured, do not worry, as there are options available that can make receiving partial dentures a reality. At Devoted Family Dental Phoenix, we are pleased to work with CareCredit financing. You can enroll in a low or no interest payment plan to cover the cost of treatment.
Dental Implant Supported Partial Dentures
Should you prefer a more stable and permanent solution, you can always discuss the possibility of implant partial dentures. If you are like some individuals, you want a restoration that does not require frequent removal. In choosing a partial denture that is held in place by multiple implants, you can enjoy a healthier smile from the root up.
Not only do your implants fuse with the bone and surrounding tissue to ensure permanence, but they also mimic the natural tooth structure, allowing your artificial teeth to look and feel completely natural and comfortable.
With implant partial dentures, you will enjoy a better quality of life, improved aesthetics, a stronger bite force, and a restoration that can last decades with proper care.
Partial Dentures FAQs
It is not uncommon for patients to have questions about partial dentures in Phoenix. Although these prosthetics are commonly used to replace missing teeth, they can remain a mystery to those who are suffering from tooth loss and have never undergone any kind of restorative care before. At Devoted Family Dental, our team of experts is here to calm nerves, ease minds, and offer transparency when it comes to patients’ smiles. We invite you to review the following questions and answers provided below. If you would like to discuss the notion of receiving these prosthetics further, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
What is the average age for dentures?
If you are like most people, you might assume that only individuals over the age of 60 wear dentures. The truth, however, is that according to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 66% of individuals between the ages of 40 and 64 are missing at least one tooth, and 33% of those between 20-39 are without at least one pearly white. Tooth loss knows no age, so it does not only occur in those who are more mature. The fact is that a partial denture can be a great way to boost your smile, improve your oral health, and regain your confidence.
Can I sleep with my dentures?
Our team at Devoted Family Dental will strongly recommend that you do not wear your partial denture while you sleep. There are many reasons for this, such as:
- Your gums and bone need a break from your prosthetic, and nighttime allows for nutrients to be restored to these areas of your mouth
- Bacteria can grow and spread beneath a partial if left in place overnight, which can pose a threat to the rest of your healthy teeth and gums
- Bone resorption can occur more quickly if a partial is not taken out before bedtime, as it does not give your gums a chance to breathe and regain circulation
- Soaking your partial denture helps to keep it clean and free of any accumulated plaque or bacteria
Will dentures change the shape of my face?
Even when only a few teeth are missing along an arch, it can have a negative impact on your facial shape. Because there is nothing to help with stimulation, you may notice that the muscles no longer work to help prevent sagging or what is known as facial collapse. Fortunately, with a partial denture, this prosthetic helps to keep healthy teeth in their proper place and serves to support these muscles so that they do not cause your chin, nose, or cheeks to sag. As a result, you can expect a more natural and younger-looking appearance.
Can you still eat steak with dentures?
This is a common question because not only is steak a delicious dish for many patients, but it is also a denser food to consume, which means it can be hard to eat. With partial dentures, you may find it harder to chew; however, it is still possible as long as you take proper precautions.
It is best if you avoid cuts of meat that contain tissues or fibers that can make it harder to eat. You should also remember to cut your steak into smaller bites, so it is more manageable. The most important component, though, is making sure that your partial fits comfortably and properly, as this will make chewing easier.