Dentures in Scottsdale Arizona
Old age comes with plenty of problems one of which is missing spaces in the mouth once occupied by natural teeth. Loss of natural teeth results in structural, functional and esthetic limitations. Disabilities in eating, speaking, chewing, drinking, smiling and other everyday activities lead to shaky confidence at work and limited social life of the individual. Overall health and well-being of the individual is affected. Dentures containing artificial teeth are the most common replacement prosthesis provided by dentists all over the world. Provision of dentures is a specialized art involving a multidisciplinary team work of dentists at the dental clinic and dental laboratory technicians at the dental laboratory. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona provides state of the art dentures to people who have missing or lost teeth.
What are the various reasons of tooth loss?
Aging is considered to be the prime factor of losing natural teeth. Dental decay, periodontal diseases, trauma and accidents, cracks and fractures, radiation and chemotherapy for cancer treatment, developmental and hereditary diseases are among other causes of lost natural teeth.
What are the different types of dentures?
Dentures are removable replacement prosthesis which can replace a single missing natural tooth as well as carry out restoration of the whole missing dentition. When dentures are used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth, it is known as a partial denture. On the other hand, a removable denture prosthesis replacing all teeth in an arch is known as a complete denture. Dentures can be made entirely from acrylic material or a combination of acrylic with metal denture bases in which case these are termed as cast dentures.
Where can I get my dentures?
Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona will carry out a thorough assessment regarding denture provision with the help of complete history and examination. Bone quality and quantity will be evaluated for the means of retaining dentures in the mouth. An impression of the missing spaces and surrounding structures will be recorded and sent to the laboratory with specific instructions. Well fabricated dentures will be inserted in your mouth and checked for proper fit.
How long will my dentures work?
The estimated life time of well fabricated dentures is documented to be around 7-10 years. The basic reason behind this is the dynamic nature of our tissues and remodeling of bone. Changes occur in these structures with time and denture replacement is necessary according to the new dimensions of oral structures. Whenever you notice loosening of your dentures, schedule a consultation visit with Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona for essential alterations in your existing dentures or getting a new set of dentures.
How will dentures make me feel better?
State of the art dentures provided by Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona will have a positive impact on your facial features. Dentures will provide fullness of cheeks which was lost due to lost teeth. Esthetic value of your facial profile will be enhanced and dentures will make you smile with confidence again. Certain adjustments will be required in the start while speaking, eating and drinking as dentures are a new entity in your mouth.
How can I take care of my dentures?
A. Dentures need to be taken care of just like natural teeth. Clean your dentures regularly after every meal. Take out dentures and brush them thoroughly. Denture cleaning solutions are available in the market. However, consult Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona regarding their use. Some denture cleaning solutions abrade dentures and need caution in this regard. It is recommended to take out dentures at night before sleeping and keep them in water jar. Placing dentures in a dry environment result in denture shrinkage.
What if I broke my denture accidentally?
Broken dentures are an emergency and it is recommended to visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona immediately for the repair of damaged prosthesis. If dentures are damaged beyond repair, construction of a new set of dentures will be advised.
Visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office located at 7010 East Chauncy Lane, suite # 140 Phoenix AZ, 85054 or call us today at (480)-991-4410 or visit our website http://www.jeromeriddledds.com/ for the expert opinion of our denture specialists.