There are several options available for patients with missing teeth and one of the most common treatments is dentures. Comprised of false, but natural-looking teeth, dentures can transform a patient’s smile whether they are missing a few teeth or all teeth. Scottsdale dentists, Dr. Rod Gore and Dr. Whitney Sebree, makes available full, partial, or implant-supported dentures to meet the needs of their different patients. Each choice gives patients a complete better-looking smile, but they also return strength and functionality to the mouth for easier speaking and chewing.
Full dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth. Partial dentures are used for patients who have at least one natural tooth remaining. A metal framework will hold the false tooth securely in place between the surrounding crowned teeth. With implant supported dentures, the patient is missing all of his or her teeth, but the remaining bone structure is adequate enough to support a dental implant.
"Just visited Shawna at Dr. Gore's office. Been working with her for nearly 10 years and she has made an incredible difference with my oral health."- D.B. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2016
"I had a dental emergency at Sunday night. One of my veneers popped off and it looked terrible!i called the emergency dentist and arranged to be seen at 7:00am the next morning. They were very friendly and kind people. I was out in thirty minutes! I'm definitely switching to Dr Gore. He is the best scottsdale dentist!"- J. / Healthgrades / Aug 15, 2017
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"Dr. Gore has been my dentist for over 20 years. I recently had a broken tooth that needed repair. They got me in promptly, diagnosed my problem and put in a crown; all in the same visit! I enjoyed "VIP care" from an excellent dentist and staff. Felt great after treatment. Thanks to Dr. Gore and staff for a great experience!"- J.D. / Google / Jul 24, 2017
"The staff greets you promptly as you walkin the door super polite and friendly, they go out of their way to assist you in every way possible. while in the waiting room they provide you with tea, coffe and cold water, however I did not have to wait they took me in exactly at my specified appt time. My teeth whitening experience was very pleasant perfromed by a new dental assistant at the office she has only been working there for 1 month and you could not tell. She is very well trained and made me feel at ease during the entire experience. I was very impressed by the entire staff, and the office is beautiful clean and comfortable. What a pleasant experience."- M.C. / Google / May 29, 2017
What to Expect
Removable dentures are usually completed in 2 – 5 appointments with the dentist. Once the mouth is prepared for the dentures, the dentist will take molds of the patient’s mouth to send to the dental laboratory. While the custom dentures are being made, the patient will be given a set of temporary dentures to wear. Once the dentures are returned to the dentist, the patient will return to have their new dentures fitted and learn about proper denture care. The patient may need to return in 2 – 4 weeks so the dentist can check the fit of the dentures and the patient’s bite.
Removable dentures will need to be cleaned frequently, following the care instructions provided by the dentist. With proper care, removable dentures usually last 2 – 10 years. Patients should continue to schedule annual dental exams so the dentist can check the gums, any remaining teeth, and the condition of the dentures.
Most dental insurance plans will cover some of the cost. Patients may have additional costs if they need teeth extracted or oral surgery. The dentist will go over treatment options and costs during the initial consultation.
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Comfortable and Functional
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, consider full or partial removable dentures to restore your smile and the function of your teeth. With removable dentures, you can smile and eat with confidence.