Dentures

Able Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Able Dental Care

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Phoenix, AZ

If you are missing many or all of your upper or lower teeth, dentures help you regain a natural-looking smile. Michael Muscato, DDS, and his team at Able Dental Care offers high-quality dentures to men and women in Phoenix, Arizona. Using advanced technologies, they offer beautiful results in about a week. Walk in, call, or schedule an appointment online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are a dental appliance that replaces your missing teeth with natural-looking false teeth. Dentures are ideal for you if you are missing many or all of your upper or lower sets of teeth due to periodontal disease, traumatic injury, infection, or bone loss.  

Partial dentures are an option if you have a mixture of healthy and missing teeth in your upper or lower jaw. If you have only a few or no healthy teeth, Dr. Muscato may recommend a full set of dentures. If necessary, Dr. Muscato may remove some or all of your remaining teeth to prepare your mouth for your new dentures. 

Once your gums and jawbone heal, you can have an entirely new smile in about a week. Able Dental Care uses the highest quality technology and materials to ensure that you get the best dentures for you in the shortest time possible. 


What does the process of getting dentures involve?

On your initial visit, Dr. Muscato and his team complete a full oral assessment, take digital X-rays and impressions of your mouth, and place a temporary set of dentures. They may have you test a wax version of your permanent set of dentures to check for fit. 

After about a week, you return for a second visit, when the team fits you with your new dentures and educates you on caring for your new appliance. 

Your dentures may require placement of a dental implant for the best results. In this case, your implant may need several weeks to heal before attaching your new dentures, so Dr. Muscato fits you for a temporary set of dentures to protect your jaw while you wait. 

 

How do I care for my new dentures? 

Excellent oral care is essential to maintaining your dentures' integrity and keeping your mouth and gums as healthy as possible. If your dentures are removable, you should brush, clean, and rinse your dentures, gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth, and cheeks twice daily. 

If you have dentures secured by dental implants, you won't remove your dentures, so you practice twice-daily oral care as you would with your natural teeth. Proper attention or oral health keeps your mouth and gums healthy and free of infection. 

After an initial adjustment period, you should contact Able Dental Care if you have rubbing or pain associated with your dentures. The team is committed to helping maintain your oral health and a natural-looking smile. 

For quality dentures without a long wait, walk in, call, or schedule an appointment online with Able Dental Care today.