It might surprise many people to know that according to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million people in this country have no teeth. It might not be as surprising to learn that many of these people are in vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. Tooth loss—regardless of the reason—is something dentists have been treating for many years. As your Southlands Aurora, CO dentist Dr. John Chen can tell you: Dentures have played a significant role through much of those.
Often when people learn they are facing the loss of their teeth, their mind goes immediately to the fake-looking plastic teeth their grandparents had to put up with. But today’s dentures are a far cry from that because they look more natural and are more comfortable than ever before.
The Full Denture
When facing the loss of all of their teeth, a conventional denture is a common choice for many people. Dentures today are made with much better materials and are able to fit more comfortably. Most people find that speaking, chewing, and laughing are quite natural.
The Partial Denture
When you still have several of your natural teeth, a partial denture might be ideal to serve as anchors for partial dentures. Partial dentures are removable, similar to a retainer, for cleaning. They are made to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Although they are much better-fitting than those in the past, today’s dentures are still subject to loosening while wearers chew or speak. This is primarily because of natural changes that occur in the jawbone over time.
Dental implant retained dentures combine the permanence of implants with the affordability of dentures, providing patients with dentures that are stabilized into place. Not only do the dental implants mean that there are no worries about the dentures moving or slipping, but the implants integrated into the jawbone mean that there is no loss of bone.
Call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics for More Information
If you are facing the loss of several or all of your teeth, find out more about why today’s dentures offer patients a good tooth replacement option. Call Dr. Chen, your Southlands Aurora, CO dentist and prosthodontist today!