Dentures 101

Dentures probably make you think of someone with white-haired, gum-mouthed caricatures fumbling around with a set of false-looking teeth.  But the truth is, they have come a long way, and they can make a huge improvement in your quality of life.  Read on to find out more.

Multiple options for Different Needs

Dentures aren’t one size fits all.  There are three main types depending on what you need.

  • Conventional Full Dentures: These completely replace your teeth so that none remain on the jaw. Your gum tissues are given time to heal, which means you could be without teeth for a few months.
  • Immediate Full Dentures: Prior to removing your teeth, we take measurements and have dentures fitted for your mouth.  This way, they can be placed in your mouth immediately so you don’t have to spend any time without teeth.  However, immediate dentures to require a follow-up visit to tighten your dentures once your mouth has healed.
  • Partial Dentures: These dentures work around your own teeth that are still viable.  They’re similar to a bridge, except these dentures are removable.

The thing that these three have in common is that they are natural-looking and fit much better than they did in the past.


Sometimes the jawbone has deteriorated too much for implants, or when there are many teeth missing, dentures are a great way to rebuild a beautiful, healthy smile.  Dental implants work well for healthy jaws and gums and a small number of missing teeth, but dentures offer more flexibility for larger numbers of missing teeth and gums or jaws that aren’t in the best shape.

Dentures tend to be much more affordable than implants, they can serve as a temporary solution while trying to decide whether or not to invest in implants.  These days they are an affordable and good-looking way to prevent dental decay and eliminate gum disease, whether they’re a temporary or permanent solution.

Dentures from Reel Dental

If you’re considering dentures, Reel Dental in Glendale, AZ can help talk you through the pros and cons as well as the process for creating your own unique set.  Reel Dental has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best dental health.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 623-934-7606

2018-02-12T15:13:36+00:00February 7th, 2018|Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Dental Tips|