Dentures Can Restore Your Ability to Speak, Eat, and Smile with Confidence


Dentures have long been a reliable restorative dentistry option, replacing multiple missing teeth or an entire dental arch in one comprehensive treatment. Dr. John W. Dovgan offers comfortably fitting, custom dentures, which can enable you to eat your favorite foods and speak with renewed function. For ultimate stability, he also provides implant-supported dentures. As an experienced implant dentist, he can even perform implant surgery at his Phoenix, AZ, office, ensuring you receive the highest quality care from start to finish. No matter which type of denture you choose, Dr. Dovgan will work closely with our local laboratory to ensure your restoration matches your facial proportions and the natural curvature of your lips.
Illustration of implant-supported dentures and traditional dentures
While traditional dentures are held in place with dental adhesive and natural suction, implant-supported dentures are superior in stability and durability.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are individually crafted prosthetics, available in different sizes. Dr. Dovgan offers three types of dentures.

  • traditional full denture will replace all of your teeth on your top or bottom arch or both. Its plastic base will fit securely around your gums and will match the color of your soft tissues. In most cases, you will need to use a special dental adhesive.
  • traditional partial denture will also be removable, but it may be more appropriate if you still have some strong, healthy teeth remaining. Along with a plastic base, this type of denture will often come with tiny clasps, which will keep it securely attached to nearby teeth.
  • Implant-supported dentures are available as both full and partial restorations. This restoration will attach to implant posts, so it will never shift out of position.

At your consultation, Dr. Dovgan can evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone to help determine which option is best for you.

Designing and Fitting Your Denture

We recognize that dentures can have a dramatic impact on your life, so we work hard to provide the best possible look and fit. At your consultation, Dr. Dovgan will take impressions of your gums and, if applicable, your remaining teeth. He will also take a detailed series of photos, sending all information to our partner lab. There, the technicians will use the images and impressions to design a fully customized prosthetic. Once it has arrived at our office approximately two weeks later, you can come in for a fitting. If needed, Dr. Dovgan can make slight adjustments for stability and comfort.
In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also fill out your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.
If you decide on an implant-supported denture, Dr. Dovgan will begin with a detailed treatment planning session. He will determine your candidacy for implant surgery by evaluating your overall health and the shape of your jaw. If you have sustained jawbone atrophy, he can decide if whether a bone grafting procedure is necessary, and he can assess the best places for implant posts. During dental implant surgery, he can place between six and eight posts in your jaw while you are sedated. As your jaw heals over four to six months, we can provide a temporary restoration for increased comfort and function. Once you have recovered, Dr. Dovgan can attach your custom denture. The ceramists will craft your implant-supported denture with the same precision and artistry that they use for traditional prosthetics.

The Benefits of Dentures

Dentures can dramatically restore your appearance and oral function. With your new smile, you will be able to eat normally and speak more clearly. In addition to restoring your smile, dentures can also fill out your lips and cheeks for a more youthful appearance.

Implant-supported dentures offer further benefits. First, they offer superior stability and will never move around in your mouth. The implants will also generate new bone growth, sending out the same regenerative signals as your natural dental roots. Thus, they can eliminate jawbone recession and even more widespread tooth loss. Finally, because your jaw will remain the same shape, your denture will always have the same secure and comfortable fit.

Contact Us to Renew Your Smile

If you are ready to transform your smile, dentures may be the solution. We also offer implant-supported prosthetics to provide patients with superior stability and aesthetics, and can guide you through the entire dental implant process at our office. Contact us online or give us a call at (602) 867-1899 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dovgan.

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Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Perfect Autumn
16:57 08 Oct 19
As a new patient, I recently visited this dental office and left very pleased after my first visit. Both the dentist and his staff were very warm and welcoming. I hadn't been to a dentist in a few years and this alone was adding to my uneasiness about setting up an appointment for an exam, and then dealing with which dentist to choose on top of it all? (Like many things, putting off a visit to the dentist is never a wise move.) After sorting through many reviews I then settled on Dr. Dovgan's office and was glad I did. Both Dr. Dovgan and his staff had me feeling very at ease in no time. I found this dental location to be equipped with all the latest modern technology, very stylish & clean and not rushed for time...nowadays, a pleasant surprise. (...Also, special praise here to dental hygienist "Sonata" for her gentle approach and also for really taking the time to conduct a thorough exam and cleaning of my teeth & gums. Thanks, Girl!!) Additionally, also nice was the ample, easy access parking and the comparability in pricing to the many other dentists out there. :)Upon leaving I felt I had made the right choice for myself in trusting Dr. Dovgan and his team of professionals with my dental concerns and I learned that even though my end results were not perfect ( -due to my own actions- ), they were better than anticipated and attainable. If you've (too) been playing dental roulette, procrastinating out of fear of the unknown ( -"unknown as in: "what's really going on inside my mouth??" -or- "which unknown dental office should I choose from??"- ) then this dentist and his team may be the place for you to try, as well. I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Dr. Dovgan's dental services. Thank you for my positive visit to the dentist!! :)Remove review
Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.