If you have missing teeth or damaged teeth that require extraction, you will need to understand the importance of replacing them and the options that are available to you. Missing or damaged teeth can lead to many issues with your oral health and even your overall health.
They can force you into a lower quality of life that will affect your eating, talking, and smiling habits. This can lead to frustration and lower self-esteem. Replacing your missing teeth with dentures is a great way to improve your health and confidence. With all the advances in dental technology, dentures can be custom-made to look just like your natural teeth.
Dr. Joseph Thompson with Thompson Advanced Dentistry offers many types of dentures that can help improve your oral health no matter how many teeth you are missing. The dentures that we offer in our Evans, CO dentist office will be personalized to fit comfortably in your mouth and look natural, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Types of Dentures We Offer near Evans, CO
A full denture set is used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. The fake teeth are fused together and attached to a base that will rest on the gums. The base is made of pink acrylic to mimic the color of the gums so that it blends in naturally. It is held in place with denture adhesive or by creating a suction with the gums.
The downside to full, removable dentures is that they require some time to get used to. They can feel quite bulky in the mouth and make it difficult to speak or eat. Over time, since the teeth roots are missing, denture wearers will experience bone loss. This means the dentures will need to be adjusted or even replaced eventually. Also, denture wearers will need to avoid certain types of food, eliminating many healthy foods from their diet. These types of dentures must be removed nightly for care and maintenance.
Partial Dentures (removable)
Partial dentures are similar to full dentures except they only replace a few missing teeth instead of an entire row. They are either made with a plastic base or metal framework to support the fake teeth. These are designed to stay in place with clasps and rests that will wrap around the remaining, natural teeth.
The disadvantages to partials are similar to the downsides of full, removable dentures. They must be removed for cleaning, there is an adjustment period, and eating restrictions must be followed. But this option is very affordable and quick.
Partial Dentures (fixed)
Patients who would like to avoid removable partials can choose to have a fixed partial denture placed. The fake teeth are fixed inside the mouth by securing them to natural teeth or dental implants. These are also referred to as dental bridges.
If you choose the non-implant partial denture, the disadvantage is bone loss which will affect your oral health. If you choose to support the restoration with dental implants, this will help avoid bone loss.
Thompson Advanced Dentistry is proud to offer denture implants to our patients from Evans, CO. They are by far the best option for your oral health and offer the best aesthetics. The denture is secured to dental implants that have been surgically placed in the jaw bone. Up to eight dental implants can be used to secure the denture, creating a durable new set of teeth that offer many advantages over other teeth replacement options.
The advantages to choosing denture implants over traditional dentures include little to no eating restrictions, the prosthesis will not slip around in the mouth, you will no longer need to worry about slurred speech, and you do not have to use adhesive to keep it in place. More importantly, there is less risk of bone loss because implants replace the teeth at the root providing constant stimulation for the jaw bone.
Dr. Thomspon can remove your damaged teeth and immediately place dental implants and secure the denture in a single day. All-On-4 dental implants are a unique method that has helped many patients with diminished bone density still have their teeth replaced. It works through strategic planning and placing the implants at specific angles to utilize the available bone. Dr. Thompson can immediately attach the temporary full denture to the implants.