Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dentures

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Prosthodontist Dr. John Chen and the staff at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics understand the importance of patient education. Good oral care is essential for one’s overall health. We know that the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will likely be.

At our office, we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. For your convenience, we have included some of the more popular ones below.

You may have a question that is not on the list, and if so, we invite you to give us a call. We are happy to go over anything with you that will contribute to your good oral health. We know that educated patients make the best decisions about dental treatment, and we want you to feel confident about any recommended procedures. All of our staff is happy to take whatever time is needed to ensure you fully understand treatment options and maintain good oral health.

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we are your partner in oral health. We look forward to caring for you as well as your entire family!

Dentures

Older dentures that no longer fit properly is a common complaint we hear at our Aurora dental office. You may notice increased irritation, slipping, and shifting, and the feeling that your once-perfect dentures now belong in someone else’s mouth!

It is natural for your older dentures to lose the snug fit they had when they were new. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one thing, your older dentures may have been made with a rigid material that was available at the time.

Also, your dentures were custom-made to fit the shape of your jaw as it was then. But as we age, our gums and jaw contours change, and dentures that fit perfectly years ago no longer do.

Modern dentures are made of a softer, more pliable material that adheres more closely to the shape of your jaw to create a snug, secure fit. This new material is lighter and also makes dentures more comfortable by helping to eliminate painful irritation and soreness.

Aurora prosthodontist Dr. John Chen designs natural-looking dentures and partials that allow our patients to go back to speaking clearly and chewing comfortably again. Living with ill-fitting dentures can be a real pain, but we can help! 

Please contact us at (303) 985-5268, and we will be glad to arrange a consultation and show you the difference that new dentures can make to your smile and your life.

If you want to replace one or more missing teeth, you have options, including dental bridges, full and partial dentures, dental implants, and implant dentures. Each has its place, and dentures continue to be a popular tooth replacement for Aurora patients because they work well for so many people.

Unfortunately, many adults shy away from dentures because they worry about having replacement teeth that look fake or artificial. You may worry about their appearance, but modern dentures surpass the older versions in every way, including look, feel, stability, and function.

Most importantly, modern dentures and partials designed by Dr. John Chen at our Aurora dental office look more like real teeth than ever before. The look of your teeth is an integral part of your overall facial appearance, so we customize your dentures accordingly. Your hair, eye, and skin color, and the shape of your face and jaw are all taken into account.

When he designs your dentures, Dr. Chen works closely with you to carefully select the shade, shape, and position of each artificial tooth. We work with the highest-quality custom dental labs in our area, where trained technicians skillfully place each artificial tooth according to our specifications.

The result is full or partial dentures that look so realistic and fit and function better than you ever imagined they could. No one will ever suspect that your dentures are not a natural part of your smile.

If you want to replace missing teeth, our Aurora prosthodontist offers several options, including dentures, bridges, dental implants, and implant dentures. Call us today so we can help restore your smile with our beautiful customized dentures.

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