A great set of dentures can do wonders for your oral health and your sense of confidence. Brooke Watson, DDS, and Braeden Alverson, DDS, of Palmer Park Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, create durable and beautiful dentures that are also comfortable to wear. Begin the process today by calling the office or booking online today.
Dentures are removable devices that replace some or all of your natural teeth. There are two primary types of dentures: full and partial.
Full dentures replace an entire span of upper or lower teeth. They consist of custom-crafted false teeth secured into a pink acrylic base. Full dentures fit directly over the surface of your gums.
As the name implies, partial dentures replace some of your teeth, leaving your healthy natural teeth in place. They are crafted to fit around your existing teeth and sometimes use wire components to secure the denture to surrounding natural teeth.
During your consultation, you’ll learn whether full or partial dentures are the best fit for your needs. If you need to have teeth extracted prior to moving forward with a new set of dentures, you can discuss the treatment timeline during this visit.
If you envision a blocky, chalky white smile when you think about dentures, you should take some time to research the latest offerings. Advancements in dental technology have made dentures far more natural-looking than the options available to previous generations.
Dentures can fully restore your smile in a relatively short period of time. You can even get a set of temporary dentures to wear until your permanent dentures arrive from the lab.
As compared to dental implants, dentures are also an affordable treatment option. When considering cost, it’s important to note that even the best set of dentures will eventually need to be repaired or replaced, so factor those expenses into your budget.
Some people are simply not good candidates for dental implants. They may not have enough bone tissue to anchor an implant, or they could have a medical condition that makes oral surgery risky. In these cases, dentures offer an appealing alternative.
When your dentures arrive, you’ll come in to have them checked for fit and appearance. If there are areas where the denture material seems to be irritating your gum tissue, adjustments can be made during this visit.
It can take some time for your body to adjust to the feel of your new dentures. Just keep wearing them, and it won’t take long before they feel perfectly normal, and you’ll begin to feel odd when they aren’t in place.
If you notice any areas of friction when wearing your dentures, commonly referred to as “hot spots,” just call the office to book a visit. These issues can usually be corrected by making minute adjustments to your dentures in-office.
Explore dentures in greater detail during a personalized consultation, which can be booked online or by calling the office today.