Dentures Specialist

Karen A Randall, DMD -  - Dentistry

Canyon Dental Group

Karen A Randall, DMD

Dentistry & Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Tucson, AZ

Losing many or all of your teeth can be devastating for your self-esteem: It changes your whole appearance and affects your ability to speak clearly. With custom dentures by Karen Randall, DMD, and her team at Canyon Dental Group in Tucson, Arizona, you can smile confidently, speak with more clarity, and chew your food with ease. For more information about dentures, call Canyon Dental Group or book an appointment online today.

Dentures Q&A

What are dentures?

Dentures are one of many solutions for replacing missing teeth. Generally, dentures are an option for you if you lose many or all of the teeth in an arch.

At Canyon Dental Group, Dr. Randall gives you all of the information you need about dentures, including their benefits and drawbacks, to help you decide if they’re your best option.

Dentures are removable prosthetics that include a set of artificial pink gums and a set of false teeth. If you don’t have teeth, it’s very difficult to eat anything but liquids and very soft foods.

With dentures, you can maintain a solid diet and speak clearly. Additionally, dentures can hold the structure of your face so you still like yourself at your current age.

Which type of dentures do I need?

Dentures aren’t the same for everyone. At Canyon Dental Group, Dr. Randall provides several options for dentures. She helps you decide the type that best fits your needs, and she designs your prosthetic to look natural and attractive as part of your smile. You can get:

  • Partial dentures
  • Partial dentures are the type you need if you still have several remaining natural teeth in the arch alongside the gaps. They
  • include metal hooks to latch onto healthy teeth for support.
  • Complete dentures
  • Complete dentures are made to replace all of the teeth in an arch. You might need several extractions before getting
  • complete dentures, and you can get them the same day (immediate) or at a later date after your jaw heals.
  • Temporary dentures

Temporary dentures can replace your missing teeth as you wait for implants or for a new bridge. They’re attached to a wire device that looks like a retainer so they stay in your mouth, but you can still remove them at will.
Implant dentures

You can get partial or complete implant dentures. Unlike regular dentures, implant dentures rely on dental implants for support. With the support of the implants, implant dentures stay in your mouth securely without the risk of falling out.

How should I care for my dentures?

For the most part, caring for your dentures isn’t much different than caring for your natural teeth. You should follow the same principles of tooth care: clean them daily, avoid using them to cut plastic or break solid objects, and visit Canyon Dental Group for regular exams.

To keep your dentures looking flawless and fitting comfortably, you should:

  • Remove them nightly before bed
  • Store them in lukewarm water at night
  • Rinse them after every meal
  • Brush them with a denture brush
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth with a brush and toothpaste
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria in your mouth

If your dentures start to feel like they don’t fit perfectly anymore or if they cause irritation in any part of your mouth, call Canyon Dental Group for an adjustment. High-quality dentures tend to last for about 5-8 years before you need to replace them.

To find out if dentures are your best option for smile restoration, call Canyon Dental Group or book an appointment online today.