Dentures for Full Mouth or Partial Tooth Replacement
Dentures are removable replacement tooth prosthetics that are designed to look and function like your natural teeth. They are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. Often, dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that take on the appearance of gums. There are two types of dentures available — complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of a person’s teeth are missing while partial dentures are used when some of a patient’s natural teeth remain. Dentures are an affordable and budget-friendly option for candidates who are looking for a tooth replacement option when dental implants are not viable.
Looking for Beautiful Denture Options in Anchorage?
Alaska Dental Associates is located in Anchorage Alaska and services the greater Anchorage community. We are highly experienced in the creation and maintenance of beautiful dentures for patients who want to maintain a beautiful smile without the added expense. We pride ourselves on our whole patient focus, making sure that we treat our patients with the same care and attention that we do our teeth.
We custom design both our partial and complete dentures to fit your unique smile, and then teach you how to properly care for them to avoid distortion and make sure they keep their shape and feel. The process of creating your dentures is fairly simple, but begins with preparing your gums for wearing dentures. Sometimes, a patient may require having one or more teeth removed, which does require time for your gums to heal. From there we take an impression of your gums and the supporting bones beneath, which we use to fabricate your complete or partial denture in a dental lab. Once your dentures are ready, you can begin wearing them on a daily basis, with an expected adjustment period to help you adapt to them, and learn to use them as part of your everyday life.
What to look for when searching for Quality Dentures
We understand that some people feel a natural embarrassment by the necessity of having dentures. The reality is that dentures, like any dental apparatus, are simply there to help you maintain your smile and functionality in your everyday life. Given that you will use your dentures everyday, it is important to ensure that the dentures you purchase are of high quality and designed to properly fit your mouth and lifestyle.
That’s why it’s imperative you have dentures created by an experienced dentist that can create a pair of dentures that are custom for your mouth. This means ensuring they are fitted and manufactured specifically for you, focusing in on the proper size, shade and shape of your teeth so that your dentures will fit comfortably and look natural within your own mouth. Quality dentures are designed to not lose their fit (provided you care for them and treat them well), and should be able to stand up against daily wear and tear, without loss of use or appearance. When your dentist asks you about your dentures, be sure to ask about their process for creating dentures, what types of materials they use, and how long they should last when treated and cared for properly. It can make all the difference between a pair of dentures that lose their fit after a short time and those that can support you in the long term.
Why Choose Alaska Dental Associates for Your Dentures
Here at Alaska Dental Associates, we work closely with some of the best dental labs available. On top of that, Dr. Triggs is one of the most experienced dentists in Anchorage! This combination is what makes our denture work unique! Not only will your dentures be fitted appropriately because of Dr. Triggs’ experience, they will be crafted beautifully because of the labs that we use to construct the denture. Give us a call today to find out if you are a good candidate for beautiful dentures from Alaska Dental Associates!