Dentures in Aurora, CO
If you are missing teeth, you have probably thought about dentures. In fact, dentures are the most common option for teeth replacement. But if you have been thinking about dentures, you might also be thinking that dentures are not a very appealing solution.
Today’s dentures, however, are much more comfortable and look much more natural than the artificial dentures of the past. They are also more comfortable than they ever were before.
Talk to Dr. John Chen of Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics if you would like to learn more about dentures to replace missing teeth. Today’s dentures are attractive, functional, and natural-looking!
When Partial Dentures Are the Solution
When you are missing a few teeth, a partial denture can fill in the gap between teeth that is left behind. A partial denture is made up of replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base that matches the color of your gums. Using clasps to stay in place, the partial fits around existing teeth and fills in the spaces left behind.
Filling in the gap from your missing teeth will not only give you back your ability to chew comfortably and speak unselfconsciously, but it will also keep your other teeth from shifting.
When Complete Dentures Are the Solution
If you are facing the loss of all your teeth, you may have considered dentures. Today’s complete dentures will give you a set of teeth that look very natural.
The process will take place over a period of time. After your teeth are extracted and your gums have had a chance to heal (usually several months), a custom set of dentures will be made to fit over your gums.
Once you become used to the dentures, you should be able to eat most of your favorite foods, and laughing and speaking will feel natural once again.
Implant-Supported Dentures Marry the Best of Two Worlds
Implant-supported dentures provide patients with an option of a permanent set of dentures that does not have to be removed. Full dentures are stabilized on four dental implants, so there are no worries about dentures shifting in your mouth. Implant-supported dentures mean dentures that are completely stable. Eat, laugh, and talk with complete confidence!
Another benefit: Unlike with dentures alone, implant-supported dentures stimulate the jawbone to prevent “facial collapse,” which is the sunken-in, aged look that happens when the jawbone deteriorates as is common with traditional dentures.
What Else Should I Know about Dentures?
There is a period of adjustment when you first get your dentures. You will have to take a bit of time to get used to eating with them, so at first you might want to limit yourself to soft foods that are easy to eat. You can continue to expand your choice of foods as you get used to chewing with your dentures. Be careful to avoid foods that are too hard or too hot. You will also want to avoid chewing gum with dentures.
Call Dr. Chen to Learn More about Dentures
Dentures are an excellent replacement for missing teeth. Get back the form and function of your smile by calling Dr. Chen of Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics today!