Pollary Family Dentistry

Dentures in Colorado Springs, CO

Dentures in Colorado Springs, CO

A flawless smile will have a significant impact on your personality. If you have lost teeth naturally or had them removed from your mouth, dentures can be considered an option to address your smile concerns. Modern-day dentures have come a long way in recent years, allowing them to look completely natural without being apparent to others. At Pollary Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, we provide various denture restorations to help re-establish your oral function and smile appearance.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable oral appliances used to substitute all or several missing teeth. They are designed to imitate your natural teeth and enhance your smile closely. Dentures help improve your oral functions, augment natural facial volume, and restore the overall aesthetics of your smile.

They are available as complete or partial appliances. Full dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills the void created by a few missing ones and prevents the neighboring teeth from moving out of alignment.

Types of Dentures 

Full Dentures

Full dentures are a practical tooth replacement option when all of your teeth are missing. The advancements in dental technology have made it possible to provide comfortable and natural-looking appliances. If you need full dentures, your gums need to heal for two to three months after any remaining teeth are removed. 

During the healing period, you will go without teeth. We can have immediate dentures made in advance and placed after the teeth are removed to overcome this problem. Once the tissues shrink and heal, the process of full dentures can be started. 

Partial Dentures

Partial denturesconsist of a gum-colored plastic base that supports artificial teeth. This base is designed to fit snugly over the gums and is typically held in place by metal or plastic clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth. The artificial teeth are crafted to match the color, shape, and size of the patient's natural teeth, ensuring a natural and cohesive appearance.

Types of Partial Dentures

  1. Removable Partial Dentures:These can be taken out and cleaned daily. They are convenient for patients who want an optionthey canremove and manage themselves.
  2. Fixed Partial Dentures:Alsoknown as dental bridges,theseare permanently attached to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants and can only be removed by a dentist.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

  1. Improved Chewing and Speaking:Partial dentures help restore the ability to chew food properly and speak clearly, which can be difficult with missing teeth.
  2. Aesthetic Improvement:They fill the gaps left by missing teeth, enhancing the patient's smile and overall facial appearance.
  3. Preventing Teeth Movement:Partial dentures help prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place, which can lead to bite problems and further tooth loss.
  4. Cost-Effective:They are generally more affordable than dental implants and bridges, making them an accessible option for many patients.

The Procedure for Getting Partial Dentures

Initial Consultation

  • Assessment:The dentist will evaluate the patient's oral health, discuss their needs and preferences, and determine the best type of partial denture.
  • Impressions:Impressions of the patient's mouth are taken to create a precise model for the denture.


  • Creating the Denture:The impressions are sent to a dental lab, where the partial denture is custom-made to fit the patient's mouth. The artificial teeth are designed to blend seamlessly with the natural teeth.


  • Initial Fitting:Once the partial denture is ready,the patient returns for a fitting appointment.The dentist ensures the denture fits properly and makes any necessary adjustments.
  • Adjustments:It may take a few visits to adjustthe denture for maximum comfort and functionality.

Care and Maintenance

  • Daily Cleaning:Patients should clean their partial dentures daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush and mild denture cleaner to prevent plaque buildup and staining.
  • Regular Checkups:Regular dental checkups areimportantto monitor the health of the remaining natural teeth and thefit of the partial denture.

Implant-Supported Dentures

If you want a solid and natural-feeling option, implant-supported dentures are the best choice. The dentures are held by dental implants inserted into either the top or lower jawbone. Implant-supported dentures offer increased comfort stability and give greater freedom in your food choices.

How Are Dentures Fixed?

The process of receiving dentures requires several appointments. Highly accurate digital impressions are taken and used to create your customized denture. They are designed for correct fit, shape, and color. Once ready, Dr. Kenneth Pollary will check the appliance for a comfortable and secure fit.

It is normal to experience soreness, increased saliva flow, and possible speech difficulties during the initial days of wearing dentures. However, this will subside as your tissues and muscles get used to the new dentures.

To learn more about our denture options, visit our office, Pollary Family Dentistry, at 6165 Lehman Dr #104, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. You can also reach Dentist in Colorado Springs CO at 719-591-0750.


6165 Lehman Dr #104, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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MON - FRI 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Email: info@pollaryfamilydentistry.com

Phone: (719) 591-0750