When you are missing several teeth in a row – or an entire arch – dentures are often the fastest method of restoration. Essential for restoring the ability to chew, eat, and speak, the modern dentures offered by Dr. Tenney also look and feel like natural teeth.

Our advanced restorations are shaped, sized, and colored for a seamless fit into your smile – and with proper care, they can continue to provide both aesthetic and functional benefits for several years.

If you believe you could benefit from dentures or any other tooth-replacement service, please call Desert Smiles at 602-978-1790 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tenney today. We welcome patients from Scottsdale, Peoria, and all surrounding areas at our comfortable Glendale location.

complete vs. partial dentures

Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are used to restore an entire row of teeth. Some sets of complete dentures are secured to dental implants. Others are secured with adhesives. Which option is best for your needs will be determined during your initial consultation.

Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth in a row in cases where some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures can be secured to dental implants for optimal comfort and security or via dental bridge to adjacent teeth. As with complete dentures, the method used to secure your partial dentures can best be determined during your time in our care.


over dentures

Over dentures are prostheses that are supported either by two or more natural teeth or dental implants that are retained under the denture. They are restored with various types of attachments or bars which support and retain the prosthesis.

Over dentures have clips placed internally which snap onto the bar when the denture is inserted. Neither the bar nor the clips are visible once the denture is in place.

The retained roots help hold the denture securely providing greater confidence and ability to chew properly. They also help retain bone that is lost when a tooth is extracted. This lessens the negative facial changes normally associated with tooth loss and denture wearers. Bone is also retained for implants in the future if needed.

Even compromised periodontal situations can hold up remarkably well to over dentures as this technique greatly reduces the torque on the retained teeth. Maintenance is as simple as daily brushing, regular dental check-ups, and prophylaxis, all essential to guard against decay, bone loss, and implant or restoration failure.

Implant Supported Denture (Internal View)

Implant Supported Denture (Internal View)

implant supported bar attachment

Implant Supported Bar Attachment

implant supported denture

Implant Supported Denture


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If you are looking for the finest in dentistry treatments including overlay dentures, you have come to the right place in the GlendaleScottsdale, and PhoenixArizona areas. Contact our Phoenix Dentist to set up your free dental evaluation today!

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