Advantages of Dentures or Partials
Dentures are removable and replace missing teeth. They restore your smile, your ability to chew and your ability to speak well. Whether you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, these appliances may be right for you. Technological advances have improved dentures in recent years. They are now more comfortable to wear than ever, as well as being more attractive. Experience from cosmetic dentistry has helped manufacturers to design dentures that look natural, not artificial. Today’s dentures can mimic attractive smiles without producing a fake appearance. If you have rejected dentures because you are afraid they will be uncomfortable or unattractive, we encourage you to take a look at today’s dentures. You’ll be surprised at how far they have come.
Dentures can replace your missing teeth. They may be the right option if you have lost teeth as a result of any of the following:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Injury to the mouth
Perhaps you’ve been considering dentures. These appliances are a great option because they restore your ability to eat and speak, which is something many of us take for granted until tooth loss occurs.
Dentures may also maintain a more youthful facial shape. Facial muscles actually begin to sag when teeth have been missing for some time. Your mid-face may have hollows or sunken areas, which tends to age your appearance overall. Dentures are able to restore more of that full, plump facial shape indicative of youth.
They are customized to fit your mouth perfectly. First we take impressions of your mouth and jaw. We also focus on evaluating the full face in order to pick the correct tooth shape and size that will look most natural. Once your denture is made, we can make adjustments to it to ensure the perfect fit.
Full dentures replace all of your teeth. We design functional, form-fitting dentures that do not actually look like dentures. They look like your real teeth! Unlike many denture teeth that look flat and artificial, we use only the highest quality denture teeth that are manufactured using a multi-layering technique that gives them a vibrant and natural appearance. We use advanced craftsmanship and the latest materials to provide our patients with beautiful, removable dentures that deliver unique benefits for many years to come.
The bases of both upper and lower dentures are molded to fit the contours of your gums and work in harmony with your facial musculature. Here, we take our time to ensure that your dentures are highly durable and function under a wide variety of chewing and speaking circumstances.
Creating the best set of dentures takes a combination of science, art and experience. With our team of experienced dentists, we are able to fabricate dentures that will be the closest replacement for natural teeth. Dentures help maintain a balanced bite and improve the appearance of your face. Most importantly, a full set of dentures can do wonders to restore the confidence that comes from showing off a bright, winning smile.
Partial dentures are created for people with one or more missing teeth. Using impressions of your mouth, our dentists will work to design a prosthetic or replacement that will be secured by your remaining teeth. It is also color-matched to your existing tooth shade in order to blend in well with your smile.
Once your new partial denture is ready, we will make sure the tooth replacement fits comfortably. At Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center, our team spends a lot of time perfecting the small details to ensure a very natural and comfortable result.
Partial dentures fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. Their presence helps keep neighboring teeth from shifting out of place. Partial dentures are also removable, so they are taken out whenever you brush or sleep. Having partial dentures helps you chew your food more productively, so you can use both sides of your mouth when eating. And finally, replacing a missing tooth with a partial denture can have a positive impact on your speech and self-confidence.
Implant-secured dentures are removable, like traditional dentures, but are held firmly in place by two or more dental implants. This type of denture gives improved function, is less likely to slip than traditional dentures, will not put stress on adjacent teeth (as partial dentures sometimes can), and will give you more comfort, security, and confidence.
Denture Maintenance & Cleaning
Dentures are removable and should be cleaned daily. Keeping them clean prevents food debris and bacteria from infecting your gums, plus clean dentures feel better in your mouth than dirty dentures.
Here is the right way to clean them:
- Remove the dentures and rinse them under running water
- Gently brush the surfaces of the dentures with a toothbrush (don’t use toothpaste because it is too abrasive. Bleach should never be used on dentures either)
- Once you have brushed the surfaces of your mouth and your gums, place the dentures back in your mouth
Store dentures in a secure place when you are not wearing them.
Even if you are missing all of your natural teeth, you still must brush your tongue, gums and the roof of your mouth. You should do this before inserting your dentures in the morning. Even without teeth, plaque accumulates on the gum tissue. Plaque can irritate and ultimately infect your gums. Plus, gentle brushing will freshen your breath and boost circulation to the surface of your gum tissue.