Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Today, people with missing teeth are fortunate to have a replacement option that is superior to traditional dentures and dental bridges. Implant-supported dentures have numerous advantages over conventional dentures, and they’re available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Provides up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t inhibit speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows you to eat any type of food
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.

Bone Condition

Implants require a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether or not it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.

Convenience

Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be removed for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean traditional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.

Diet

Fixed dentures are stronger than removable dentures. Patients who choose foods that are harder to chew should consider this.

Sleep Conditions

People with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it harder to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.

To find out more about implant supported dentures, call Harris Dental in Phoenix. Other services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Looking For A Great Dentist?

Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Crowns Dental Implants General Dentistry Oral Health Porcelain Veneers Sedation Dentistry Teeth Whitening

Looking For A Dentist In PhoenixFinding a great dentist in Phoenix is usually the result of a personal recommendation. Patients evaluate a dental practice by the dentist’s chairside manner, dental skill, the services offered, location, dental office atmosphere, wait times, and availability of dental financing. At Harris Dental, our friendly and efficient team provides a full range of dental procedures.

We offer comprehensive general and restorative dentistry including:

Sedation dentistry: Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety, and in some it’s so intense they avoid the dentist altogether. This puts their dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry can get you through your procedure.

CEREC same-day crownsDental crowns are restorations for teeth that have had extensive work done on them.

Dental implantsFor those who are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw, and function like natural teeth.

Cosmetic dentistryA range of procedures to upgrade your smile, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona

 

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Full Mouth Reconstruction In Phoenix

Dental Implants

Mesa Dental Implants Phoenix dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the Scottsdale area.

Unlike conventional removable dentures, extensive mouth reconstruction involves strong, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

You have probably heard about dental implants–the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the best possible replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants have been used for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a structure for crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!

Every smile makeover patient requires a somewhat unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:

‘Linda’ was a 52 year-old Phoenix patient with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her front teeth were chipped and her gums had eroded revealing the metal bases of two old crowns.

To restore a beautiful, strong and youthful-looking smile, she would receive dental implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.

The result? A stunning smile, renewed confidence and no more slipping dentures!

    Contact Harris Dental:

    480-428-0040

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Arizona

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    Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

    Dental Implants

    dental implants in PhoenixWhen our patients ask us about tooth restoration, we usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

    Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at our dental practice. Patients from the Scottsdale area and Mesa area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most questions have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement and durability.

    Dental implants are also popular in Phoenix. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

    After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for tooth restoration patients.

    Both smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, also.

    Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Phoenix area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

    Call Harris Dental and ask to schedule an evaluation for tooth restoration. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 480-428-0040 .

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    Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

    Dental Implants

    Phoenix Implants vs BridgeHello Phoenix visitors, welcome to Harris Dental. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in Phoenix: dental bridges.

    While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Phoenix dental patients, they are not problem free. Many Arizona people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

    Of course harmful bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the Phoenix dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

    That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most Phoenix people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

    A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

    A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in Phoenix. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

    Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

    Dental implants have a far better track record in Arizona than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Phoenix dental patients.

    At Harris Dental, dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing strength, beauty, and natural function.  Moreover, they can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!

    If you want more details about dental implants, I invite you to call Harris Dental at 480-428-0040 .  Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation. A sensational smile can be yours with dental implants.

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    Contact Harris Dental:

    480-428-0040

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Arizona

     

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