Behind the Scenes with Dentures

December 21st, 2017 by

Your bite is extremely important, and it’s something we can easily take for granted. It is not until eating, biting or speaking becomes difficult do we realize the full significance of what our teeth do for us. It can be very frustrating when your teeth are either ground down, or not strong, and leave gaps in your oral health. Lifetime Family Dental, located in Gilbert Arizona, understands the importance of healthy teeth for great function and oral health, as well as a cosmetically desirable appearance.

Dentures Defined

Dentures are a great option when gum disease, tooth decay or injury cause loss of teeth. It can be surprising how much teeth affect your ability to speak and eat. Dentures are removable appliances that give you flexibility in cleaning or comfort while restoring your ability to function daily. Customized dentures are created from a mold of your teeth in order to give you the most comfortable feel and natural look for your mouth.

Types of Dentures


In order to find the best fitting dentures that are customized to your specific needs, it is best to consult with your dentist at Lifetime Family Dental. The main types of dentures include:

  • *Conventional Dentures: These are fully-removable dentures that are created and placed after healing of the jawand tissue from the removal of remaining teeth. It may be necessary to wait several months between tooth-removal and getting to wear your new dentures due to the importance of complete healing prior to placement.
  • *Immediate dentures are removable as well, but will be inserted on the day teeth are removed. Measurements and impressions of your jaw will be done to create your custom-fit dentures, but with initial dentures, there is no gap without teeth during the healing period. They may need to be adjusted throughout the healing process.
  • *Overdenture Dentures: There are situations where some of your natural teeth may be viable and able to help preserve the jawbone. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by your dentist.

Dentures are a way to provide you with a healthy strong functioning teeth, which benefits your daily life and restores your beautiful smile! To identify which denture option may be the best fit for you, call Lifetime Family Dental today to schedule an appointment or consultation!


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