DENTURES & PARTIAL DENTURES

Dentures colorado springs are removable tooth replacements for those with missing teeth and gums. These teeth could have been lost due to gum disease. Full dentures are recommended when the patient is missing all of his or her teeth, and partial dentures are for those who still have some natural teeth remaining.

FULL DENTURES

There are two different kinds of complete dentures:

  • Conventional Dentures – With conventional dentures colorado springs co, a custom denture is made for you once all of your teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal itself. With this option, your dentures colorado springs will be created and ready to wear within 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. This is a recommended so that your gums take that time to heal and once you have your dentures put in, you won’t have to keep returning to the office to get them adjusted as you would with immediate dentures.
  • Immediate Dentures – If you’re receiving immediate dentures, the colorado springs dentures will be created for your mouth in advance and will be available to wear as soon as your teeth have been removed. The benefit of this method is that you won’t have to be without teeth for 8-12 weeks, but the downside is that as the mouth heals from the tooth removal, you may find that your dentures become a little loose. This means that you’ll have more visits to our office to adjust your dentures to achieve the perfect fit.

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PARTIAL DENTURES

Partial dentures are replacement teeth for any group of missing teeth in the mouth, while some natural teeth remain. The artificial teeth are attached to gum-colored bases and worn in the mouth to achieve a more natural look. There are a few different types of partial dentures, all of which Dr. Nora Balota will discuss with you depending on your specific needs, goals, and budget. For example, some partial dentures colorado springs include a metal framework that clips to your remaining teeth, or it may have precision attachments, which are less noticeable.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER DENTURES

Once your dentures colorado springs co have been placed, it’s important for you to remember that they may feel a little foreign at first. It can sometimes be difficult for our mouths to adjust to foreign objects! This will be a whole new set of teeth that you will have to get used to, especially after not having teeth for a while, having dentures in will feel odd. However, the muscles in your cheeks and tongue will learn how to keep your dentures in place and before you know it, your dentures colorado springs will just be second nature. You will need to maintain your dentures clean daily. There are a variety of different denture cleaners on the market that will help you keep them nice and clean. You may also want to practice chewing and talking with your dentures as much as you can to get your jaw used to it.

Although it is recommended that you keep your dentures in as much as possible during the day, so help the jaw and gums adjust to the change, it is also recommended that the dentures be removed at night as to let the jaw rest. It is a small price to pay to have a smile again.

what type of dentures will I be needing?

Once your dentures colorado springs co have been placed, it’s important for you to remember that they may feel a little foreign at first. It can sometimes be difficult for our mouths to adjust to foreign objects! This will be a whole new set of teeth that you will have to get used to, especially after not having teeth for a while, having dentures in will feel odd. However, the muscles in your cheeks and tongue will learn how to keep your dentures in place and before you know it, your dentures colorado springs will just be second nature. You will need to maintain your dentures clean daily. There are a variety of different denture cleaners on the market that will help you keep them nice and clean. You may also want to practice chewing and talking with your dentures as much as you can to get your jaw used to it.

Although it is recommended that you keep your dentures in as much as possible during the day, so help the jaw and gums adjust to the change, it is also recommended that the dentures be removed at night as to let the jaw rest. It is a small price to pay to have a smile again.

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For information about colorado springs dentures, or to make an appointment with Dr. Balota, please contact Balota Family Dentistry today. Our office is located in Colorado Springs, CO. We serve the communities of Colorado Springs, Northwest Colorado Springs, West Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and surrounding areas. Find a local dentist near me today!

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