Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV is pleased to offer a wide variety of high-quality restorations, including dentures. Leading dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi can create either full or partial dentures that are either removable or fixed by dental implants. These fixtures are a great option if you need to replace missing teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. They can not only restore oral function but can enhance your smile for a natural, seamless look. When you visit our Las Vegas office, we can help you determine whether partial or full dentures are best for your needs and cosmetic goals. We will also review the benefits and limitations of removal and implanted-supported dentures. To learn more, reach out to Michaela Tozzi, DMD today. We look forward to meeting you.
Candidates for dentures
You may be a great candidate for dentures if you are missing most or all of your teeth, but your jawbone and gums must be strong and healthy. If you have natural teeth, they can either be extracted if you want a full denture or you can keep them as support for a partial. Another option is implant-supported dentures, which use dental implants to hold them in place. Implant-supported dentures are also ideal for those who already have removable fixtures but wish to replace them with fixed appliances. In your initial consultation with Dr. Tozzi, she will assess your condition and explain the pros and cons of both options.
creating your dentures treatment plan
Prior to any treatment, Dr. Tozzi will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to better understand the condition, strength, and overall health of your oral structures. This is especially crucial if you are considering implant-supported dentures. If your gums or jawbone are too weak to hold dental implants, then a bone and/or gum graft may be necessary. Dr. Tozzi will create a custom treatment plan that suits your specific needs and goals. Once a plan is constructed, we will schedule your appointment. The treatment plan will look different for those who are receiving full or partial dentures versus implant-supported dentures. However, regardless of the type of dentures you receive, they will be colored to match the exact shade of your existing teeth for a seamless finish.
Once your dentures are placed, our team will go over instructions on how to best care and clean for your fixtures. If you have removable dentures, these fixtures will need to be soaked whenever you take them out to prevent them from drying out. We also encourage our patients to keep up with their yearly dental exams and biannual cleanings to maintain optimal oral health. During your visits, Dr. Tozzi can examine the fit and wear of your restorations to determine if any maintenance is necessary. With proper care, your custom dentures should last for a very long time.
If you have dental insurance, part of the expenses of your dentures will typically be paid for. Our office will talk to your provider to determine your benefits and personal expenses. At your first appointment with Dr. Tozzi, she will personalize your treatment so your dentures fit both your needs and budget. For help making your dentures affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, Michaela Tozzi, DMD accepts several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Fixed or removable Dentures
Fixed or removable dentures can restore the appearance of your smile and allow you to eat and speak with more confidence. Reach out to Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV to set up a private consultation with Dr. Tozzi. She can review all of your options and answer any questions you may have so you can make well-informed decisions. Our overall goal is to help Las Vegas men and women regain both the health and appearance of their smile.