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Missing teeth can pose a real challenge to your quality of life. They don’t just make it difficult for you to enjoy the healthy foods you love; they also have a stigma attached that may cause people to make unfair judgments about you.
Replacing your missing teeth helps to improve both your health and your self-confidence. For many, dentures and partials are an affordable and practical solution to the challenges posed by missing teeth.
You might have some hesitation about dentures, especially if the only dentures you are familiar with are the ones your grandparents wore decades ago! Denture craftsmanship has significantly improved in the last few years to the point where they are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. There’s a good chance that you already know several people who wear dentures, but they are so well crafted, you can’t tell!
Today’s dentures and partials are often set in a flexible base that fits comfortably over your gums (or around your healthy teeth, in the case of partials). Complete dentures use suction to stay in place while partials rely on clasps that fit around the adjacent teeth.
Dr. Terveen begins designing dentures by taking photos, impressions, and measurements to make sure that your dentures are the right size, shape, and color for your individual facial features. These details help your dentures look like your own teeth. In addition, the lab we trust to create dentures for our patients crafts each tooth and places it individually to allow for the subtle natural variations that help the teeth look natural. The days of blocky “fake teeth” are over!
If you feel like it’s time to discuss dentures or partials, please don’t hesitate. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation appointment for you with Dr. Terveen. Just like any other dental treatment, dentures have both advantages and drawbacks, and Dr. Terveen will discuss these with you. Some of the advantages of dentures that our patients appreciate include:
Your dentures are designed to be long-lasting, but they do still require routine care. Dr. Terveen will discuss the appropriate products to use to clean your dentures since regular toothpaste and toothbrushes can be too abrasive and may scratch the finish.
You should clean your dentures at least once a day to keep them looking good and prevent odors from developing. When your dentures are not in your mouth, they should be kept in safe place, covered by cool water or a denture soaking solution. Allowing your dentures to dry out or soaking them in hot water can cause them to become warped. As a result, they will no longer fit properly.
If you do drop your dentures, please notify us right away so that we can check them for damage. We can spot damage that might not be immediately apparent to you, and wearing damaged dentures could lead to sore spots.
We’d love to talk to you about creating a set of complete or partial dentures that are right for you. Give us a call to schedule your consultation appointment at our Colorado Springs dental office.