Complete & Partial Dentures
Colorado Springs, CO
Missing teeth do not have to be the end of the world. While we know it is devastating, at SmileCOS Dentistry, Andrew Miller, DDS and Francisco Darquea, DDS can help you with quality dentures. We offer both partial and complete dentures to help patients that lost a few teeth or patients that need complete removal of an entire arch. We can help you replace your missing teeth with a quality dental applicant that will help you chew, talk, and smile with ease.
What Type of Dentures do You Need?
The amount of teeth you are missing determines the type of dentures you require. Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth in a row. We recommend partial dentures to patients that have missing teeth but are not a good candidate for dental implants. Partial implants help keep your remaining teeth in place, as teeth naturally shift to take over the empty space in your mouth.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch in your mouth. The process takes longer than partial dentures, but they replace all of your missing teeth, allowing you to resume your normal life without the embarrassment of missing teeth. We must wait until we extract all of your teeth before we can fit you for dentures. Your mouth requires two to three months to heal from the trauma of the extraction. Once the gums heal, we can fit you for complete dentures, having a custom set made in our lab just for you.
Removing Your Dentures
You can remove both our partial and complete dentures from your mouth. We suggest that you remove them at night to give your mouth some rest. The pressure of the dentures can cause some discomfort on your gums and jawbones.
Removing the dentures at night also gives you a chance to clean them properly. Whether you have a partial or a full denture, you need to clean them, removing any debris and bacteria that are on them. If you leave the debris or bacteria, you run the risk of letting an infection spread throughout your mouth. Our dentists and staff can help you determine the proper denture cleaner and dental brushes to use to preserve the condition of your dentures.
Learning to Eat With Dentures
As with any dental appliance, there is a slight learning curve when you eat with dentures. We often recommend that you start with softer foods and work your way up to harder foods as you get used to chewing with dentures. We do our best to make sure the dentures feel as realistic as possible, but you still have to get used to the new feeling.
Our dentists are experts in fitting patients with dentures. We understand the urgency involved when you are suddenly missing teeth. We work hard to help your mouth heal as quickly as possible from the tooth extraction so that we can fit you with dentures as quickly as possible.
If you are around Colorado Springs and ready to discuss your options to replace your missing teeth, call SmileCOS Dentistry at (719) 394-3304 today!