How dentures can be used to restore heatlh, function, and beauty to the smile after tooth loss
- Posted on: Nov 30 2018
When teeth are lost or extracted, many patients feel self-conscious about how they look. However, they may also be dealing with other ways lost teeth impact the smile. This includes the health of the smile and the functionality of the teeth. Instead of just dealing with tooth loss, patients are urged to find a replacement solution as soon as possible to keep the existing teeth from shifting. For many patients seeking a natural-looking result that is also affordable, dentures may be the key to their repairs.
What are dentures?
Dentures are restorations that are commonly made for patients who are missing one or more teeth. There are several varieties of dentures, and patients can work with Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson to find out which ones are most appropriate for their specific needs. Denture varieties include:
- Partial dentures – when patients are missing one tooth, or several teeth, within the dental arch, they may be a candidate for partial dentures. These are acrylic and metal appliances that are fabricated with the missing teeth to slide into the dental arch using the existing teeth for support.
- Full dentures – full dentures are best for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth. This includes the top, bottom, or both. Full dentures are typically made of acrylic and include false teeth and false gums. They are held in place with natural suction or dental adhesives.
- Implant-supported dentures – another alternative for patients missing all their teeth is that of implant-supported dentures, which include several dental implants placed along the jaw bone to anchor down a full denture. This is the most stable and functional denture of them all.
An assessment for dentures is just a phone call away!
Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson are dedicated professionals who are excited to provide dentures among many other tooth restoration solutions in their state-of-the-art office in Golden, CO. If you are ready to work with our team to enhance the function, beauty, and health of your smile following the extraction or loss of natural teeth, we welcome you to contact our practice at (303) 277-9600. We accept new patients into our office at 1218 Arapahoe Street.
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