For some patients, it is not possible to replace missing teeth with implants or bridges. If this is the case, removable prostheses (dentures) can be used to restore function and aesthetics. Full dentures are required for patients missing all the teeth on either the lower or the upper arch, while partial dentures are for patients who still retain some of their natural teeth. Regardless of what type of denture you get, we still recommend regular visits to our Highlands Ranch, CO dentist every six to 12 months.
As with any treatment, we will present all options and together decide the treatment that best suits the complexity of your mouth and what we are trying to accomplish. Dr. Amy, Dr. Heath and our team will restore your dental health uniquely based on your specific goals. We want to make sure you make the best choices for you. During your denture consultation, we will talk about denture types, colors of teeth, longevity, relines, and anything else to make you feel comfortable with getting started.
Partial dentures and full dentures should be removed after eating and rinsed under water. Any remaining natural teeth should be brushed for about two minutes, two to three times a day.
Cleaning of partials and dentures depends on the type of denture. Some dentures can be cleaned with soft soap and water, while others may require a nighttime denture-cleaning tablet. We always review how to clean your denture at your delivery appointment and are here to answer any questions you may have.