Complete your smile, transform your life with a range of full dentures and partials options in Mesa, AZ

No conversation about extractions of irreparably damaged or decayed teeth would be complete without promptly discussing options to replace those extracted teeth. At My Time Dental Centers in Mesa, AZ, we have a range of dentures options for our patients to choose from, including full complete conventional dentures, partials, and implant-retained complete or partial dentures. Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter can even replace teeth with provisional dentures immediately following extractions. So, you never have to be seen in public without teeth! 

Regardless of the system you choose, prompt tooth replacement with well-fitting and secure dentures prevents bone loss. This process, also known as resorption, can make functional problems with chewing food, speaking, and otherwise using your teeth far worse. It can even affect the appearance of your face. As the bone tissue is lost in the jaws, the lower portion of your face can “collapse,” and appear drawn or sunken. Additionally, as the structure of your face diminishes, the overlying tissue follows. Wrinkles and folds can arise or look more prominent. 

Partial and complete dentures

Both of these options use materials such as metal, acrylic, and dental ceramics like porcelain. The materials are precisely color matched. So, they look like natural teeth and gums. You don’t see any unsightly gray or silver hardware peeking through. We take exceptional care to assure that your new teeth look natural and that they fit seamlessly in your mouth. Many of the common complaints with conventional dentures have to do with a poor fit. Loose dentures can give rise to sores and embarrassing moments when the base slips around when speaking or laughing. 

If you miss many teeth or anticipate extractions of several teeth, you may be a great candidate for a partial. The partial may be stabilized in the mouth by specialized attachments or clasps that hug the remaining healthy teeth. 

If you have a mouthful of missing teeth or anticipate that an entire upper or lower jaw of teeth may need to be extracted, complete or full dentures may be what you need to get back to living your highest quality life! These dentures truly depend on proper fit for support because they are stabilized in the mouth due to natural suction and conforming to the contours of the bone and tissues. Sometimes, lower dentures may need a little help due to the horseshoe shape of the floor of the mouth and the force of the tongue. So, we are happy to discuss techniques and products to better adjust to these dentures and help hold them in place. 

Implant dentures 

Dr. Schmelter is also privileged to offer implant-supported dentures. Dental implants function like tooth roots. They are placed strategically in the jawbone. Made from a biocompatible material, implants join or fuse to the surrounding bone. They can be used to support a single crown, bridgework, or a complete set of upper or lower dentures. The denture base may be connected to the implant with specialized clasps that snap onto your new tooth “roots.” In this way, you have confidence that your new teeth are not going anywhere! You can eat all your favorite foods and laugh and speak fearlessly. As few as four implants may be placed to support a maximum number of upper or lower teeth in the jaws. So, it is also a cost-effective option and an excellent, lasting investment in your smile, health, and well-being. Call (623) 777-6456 to schedule your dentures consultation with the My Time Dental Centers team in Mesa, AZ. Be sure to ask about immediate dentures. This process allows you to maintain a complete smile after teeth are removed and get a jump start on adjusting to dentures while your permanent appliance is being made.

Implant-supported dentures at My Time Dental Centers

Implant-supported dentures at My Time Dental Centers

Implant-supported dentures at My Time Dental Centers

Implant-supported dentures are great if you are budget conscious. In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter talks all about it.

Hello, this is Dr. Jeff Schmelter. I am the owner/operator of My Time Dental Centers at Mesa, Arizona.

I want to speak to you about implant-supported dentures.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Typically, we also call these overdentures.

The process here is similar to All-on-4, where we place four to six implants per arch.

The difference between All-on-4 and overdentures or implant-supported dentures is that the soft tissue supports the prosthesis or the denture, so it’s a standard denture converted to snap onto the implants.

With implant-supported dentures, it’s snapped on and removable. It’s not something that’s fixed. It’s removable by the patient, and the patient can clean the implants and the denture.

Who is the ideal candidate?

Ideal candidates for this would be someone budget-conscious.

It is less expensive than an All-on-4 procedure.

We also need to have the proper amount of bone and soft tissue support to keep the denture stable.

Please feel free to contact us if you need further information.