Dentures have been used for many decades to restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak with confidence and have a beautiful smile. Because of advancement in dental technology, dentures look natural and blend well with the natural teeth. Dentures can be removed when needed. They are a great option for replacing some or all of a patient’s teeth.
There are two types of dentures available. Dr. Visger and his staff at Trail Ridge Dental can help you determine if one of these options is best for your situation.
- Partial dentures are used when only some of the teeth need to be replaced. They are similar to dental bridges but can be removed. Dental bridges are permanently placed.
- Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth need to be replaced.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Having a full set of teeth again is a major benefit of dentures! Dentures restore your ability to chew, to talk normally and give you a dazzling smile. With a full set of teeth your confidence will be boosted and you will feel more comfortable as you interact with others professionally and socially. Well cared for dentures can last many years and give you a natural, beautiful smile.
Am I a Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures have a negative connotation about them but technology today has changed dentures for the better. They are no longer the poorly fitting appliances our grandparents used. In Longmont, CO we encourage our patients to come in and discover if they are a candidate for dentures.
Who is a Candidate for Dentures?
As your trusted dentist in Longmont, we want to help you understand your need for dentures. There are several reasons why a patient may need dentures. If you have already lost a large number of adult teeth in your upper or lower jaw, you may be a candidate for dentures. If you cannot afford implants as a form of restorative dentistry, then dentures may be the right solution. If you have already lost several teeth and are likely to lose more, this is also true. If you have severe decay or gum disease this may be the case, and we can treat this with dentures.
What if You Don’t Need Full Dentures?
If you only have a small number of missing teeth but too many to deal with only getting a single implant or bridge, partial dentures may be a good solution for you. You could also be a candidate for a bridge or an implant supported bridge. Dr. Sean Visger will help determine what is best for your case.