Complete and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth can cause a number of problems in your life. You might be experiencing discomfort when you eat, which can cause you to forgo fresh and healthy foods. You might also be feeling self-conscious, and this can affect you both professionally and socially.
Denver dentist Dr. Holland Killian can help.
Dr. Killian can design lifelike partial and complete dentures that look realistic and fit comfortably. The days of bulky, loose, unnatural-looking dentures are over. Modern dentures are custom designed to look great, fit well, and complement your natural features.
Partial and Complete Dentures
Partial dentures are used when you are missing teeth but you still have a sufficient number of healthy teeth. The replacement teeth are carefully crafted to blend in among your other teeth, and the appliance is held in place using clasps that fit around your healthy teeth.
Complete dentures are used to replace a full arch of teeth. They are made up of replacement teeth set in a flexible base that fits over your gum tissue. Your dentures rely on suction to hold them in place.
When designing your dentures, Dr. Killian will take into consideration details like the natural shade of your teeth, your skin tone, and the shape and size of your facial features. Working from photographs and Dr. Killian’s precise instructions, the lab we trust with our prosthetics and restorations will craft beautiful customized dentures. Once your dentures are in place, it will be nearly impossible to tell the difference!
While denture technology has come a long way, it is still possible for dentures, particularly those on the lower arch, to come loose. This can be avoided with denture adhesive, but there’s also an option that allows your dentures to securely lock into place and completely eliminates the risk of embarrassing or uncomfortable slips.
We can design dentures that snap securely over strategically placed dental implants. Your dentures will still be easily removable for cleaning and soaking, but you can rest assured that they will stay in place until you remove them.
Dr. Killian is happy to discuss this state-of-the-art solution with you so that you can feel comfortable and confident wearing your dentures.
Caring for Dentures
Since dentures and partials are designed to be removable, they do require a bit of extra care. Once a day, you should remove your dentures and give them a thorough cleaning using products designed specifically for dentures. This helps to remove food debris and bacteria, which can cause dentures to smell bad. Regular cleaning will keep your dentures fresh and looking great, and it will also reduce the chances that you will develop sores.
If you drop your dentures or they are allowed to dry out, please contact our office. Sometimes damage to dentures isn’t apparent to the naked eye. A trained dental professional can assess your dentures and make sure that they are in good shape. Even minor changes can affect the way dentures fit, which can lead to discomfort and injury to your gums.
Continue to visit our office for regular appointments so we can review your oral health and check the condition of your dentures.
Is It Time for Dentures?
Call the Denver dental office of Dr. Holland Killian, to schedule a consultation today to learn more about dentures. We are here to help you restore your smile and your confidence.