Singh Smile Care
Phoenix, AZ Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Prosthodontics Services (Dentures & Partials)

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It is important to us that we answer your questions fully before we begin any treatment. We know that if you’re educated about costs, procedures, and options, you will be more likely to feel comfortable and in control when you arrive at our Phoenix dentist office for your appointment. This allows you to enjoy stress-free treatment, and it helps us provide dental care that exactly fits your needs.

Many of our patients have similar concerns, and here we’ve listed a few of the more frequently asked questions we receive. If you can't find the answer you need here, or if you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 623-934-6400.

Prosthodontics Services (Dentures & Partials)

The impact one or more missing teeth can have on your quality of life isn't something most people consider until they have to live through it. If you are considering tooth replacement options, you may be interested in full or partial dentures. Dentures may not be a good option for smokers, patients with a sensitive gag reflex, or anyone who consistently grinds or clenches their teeth.

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Types of Dentures

Dr. Jupneesh Singh will be able to assess your oral health needs during your dental evaluation and recommend the best kind of denture to fit your lifestyle and budget. 

  • Full dentures replace all the teeth along the upper or lower arch or both
  • Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients who still retain some teeth
  • Implant-supported dentures for patients who want more stability and permanence, implants can support the structure
  • Immediate dentures for patients who need immediate tooth extractions, immediate dentures can be a temporary tooth restoration option

At Singh Smile Care, we know there are a lot of options when it comes to restoring your smile in Phoenix. Our amazing dental staff can help you make the best dental decision for your quality of life. Please call us at any time to arrange a denture dental appointment so we can determine which type of dentures works best for you.

The materials and technology used to make dentures today have improved significantly in the last several years, allowing us to make dentures that look very realistic. Each tooth is created separately and placed in a custom-fitted acrylic base, eliminating that too-perfect appearance that has always been a problem with dentures.

We can now create dentures that actually enhance your smile and take years off your appearance. At Singh Smile Care, we work with you to decide the shape, size, and color of the artificial teeth in your dentures. We can even match the color of the base to your gum color for a perfectly natural look. You will be part of the process every step of the way so that there are no surprises.

Finding The Right Fit

Having dentures placed is a big step, whether you’re a first-time denture wearer or having your old dentures replaced for improved fit and comfort. It’s important that your dentures are completely functional so that they give you many years of comfortable use. But aesthetics are important to everyone, and we want you to be delighted with their appearance as well.

You no longer have to worry that your dentures are going to look like they belong to someone else. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation, and we’ll show you photographs of some of our happy new denture patients.

Dentures can have a very positive impact on your life, and Dr. Singh takes the time to make sure they fit perfectly and look great. But they can take a bit of getting used to. Here are some tips to help smooth the transition to dentures.

Speaking:  The best advice is – practice, practice, practice! Spend time while you’re alone to practice speaking. Read out loud, talk to yourself, talk to your dog – it will seem odd at first, but you’ll soon feel comfortable enough to interact confidently in social situations.

Living With Dentures

Eating: This can be a real challenge for a new denture-wearer, and we recommend starting off slowly. Until you get used to the way your dentures feel, cut your food into small pieces, and avoid any foods that you have to chew. Start off with soft foods like yogurt or ice cream, and gradually work your way up to more solid foods.

Everything Else: Isn’t it great just to know that you can smile and laugh again with confidence? Of course, it will take some adjustment, and at first you may feel your dentures slipping when you smile, sneeze, or cough, but this is completely normal.

The key is to be patient and don’t be hard on yourself. Your persistence will be rewarded, and in no time at all, you will feel comfortable with the way your dentures move in your mouth.

dentures in north mountain village az | phoenix az dentistGetting new dentures is a big investment, and it’s important to know how to care for them properly so that they’ll last for a long, long time. Caring for your new dentures is not complicated, and after we’ve completed the process, we’ll provide specific instructions for their care.

Following these simple steps can go a long way toward extending the life of your new dentures and keeping them looking their best:

  • Do not use toothpaste or regular dental products. Your dentures need to be cleaned using only products specifically made for denture care.
  • Using hot water to clean, rinse, or soak your dentures may cause them to lose their shape.
  • When you are not wearing your dentures, place them in warm water to keep them moist.
  • Handle your dentures carefully to avoid cracking or breaking them. When cleaning them, hold your dentures over a soft surface padded with towels to prevent them from slipping from your wet hands.

Scheduling Your Dental Cleaning in North Mountain Village, AZ

An important part of preserving your dentures is to maintain a regular routine of denture cleaning appointments and exams. During these appointments, Dr. Singh will check your dentures to make sure they are in good condition. If we see a problem, we can make a repair either in our dental office or send them out to our dental lab to fix them for you.

If you’re not aware of the latest improvements in dental technology, you probably don’t realize that today’s dentures are nothing like the clunky, rigid appliances you may remember from the past. Modern dentures not only look better, but are vastly more comfortable than they were years ago.

At Singh Smile Care, we know that dentures are meant to be a solution, not a problem. You absolutely do not have to live with dentures that cause pain and irritation. We have access to lots of new and amazing technology that allows us to create dentures that fit perfectly and are truly comfortable.

What Are Dentures Made Of

The material that we use for dentures today is made of a pliable acrylic that Dr. Singh designs to conform to the exact shape of your jaw. Of course, when your dentures fit better, they are much more comfortable. Plus, you don’t have to worry about discomfort or embarrassing accidents like slipping and shifting of your dentures.

We understand that, based on past experience, dentures have a reputation for being uncomfortable. But it most definitely does not have to be that way! Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss how today’s dentures can change your life for the better.

 

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