The earliest recorded use of dentures was in ancient Egypt. Since that time, dentures have been made of everything from ivory to plastic and secured with a number of different types of adhesives. The dentures of old were not always customized to fit precisely into a patient’s mouth, and even when they were custom made, have not always had a reputation for their effectiveness and comfort. Now, thanks to advances in dental technology, Phoenix dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox can fit you with dentures that not only look natural, but are completely comfortable and fully effective. One of the most popular new options for tooth replacement is implant supported dentures. With this option, Dr. Wilcox can use dental implants to securely hold your dentures in place. This not only provides a more reliable hold, but it also eliminates the changes to the shape of your jaw that are not addressed by traditional dentures. During your initial tooth replacement consultation, Dr. Wilcox will discuss this and other options to help ensure you receive the solution that is best for your smile. To learn more about implant supported dentures, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona.