Dentures / Full or Partial


Full or Partial Dentures, Denture Dentist Tucson ArizonaA denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth.


Candidates for complete dentures have lost all of their upper or lower teeth. A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. A denture improves chewing ability and speech, and provides support for facial muscles. It will greatly enhance the facial appearance and smile.


There are alternatives to removable dentures and partial dentures. Strategically placed dental implants, can now be used to support a full or partial denture. This allows a full or partial denture to be either removable or permanent. An implant supported upper denture eliminates the need for acrylic in the palate of the mouth and therefore allows for improved heat and cold sensations as well as better taste and stability. On the lower, the implant supported full denture or partial denture improves the forces of mastication (chewing) as well as preserving the valuable jawbone from atrophy. Implant supported dentures and partials do not click or come loose when eating and have numerous advantages over standard full dentures and partial dentures. (Please click on implants for more information).


Dr Weiss routinely sees patients from all over Southern Arizona, including the communities Oracle, Catalina, San Manuel, Mammoth, Saddlebrooke, Hayden, Winkelman, Kearny, Rancho Vistoso for dental procedures and services. Patient loyalty over the years gives testament to the dental quality and patient care at Sun Dental.