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 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 offer an ideal solution for replacing a few missing teeth. These dentures are held in position by a gum-colored plastic base. A metal framework is constructed to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. Partial dentures provide crucial support for your jawbone and remaining teeth preventing problems such as sensitivity and alignments.
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 3204 N Academy Blvd # 210, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. You can also reach Dentist in Colorado Springs CO at 719-591-0750.