Full & Partial Dentures
You probably know what dentures are and what they do. But depending on your age, your only perception of them may be the artificial-looking false teeth that your grandparents wore.
Fortunately, a lot has improved in dentistry, and dentures today now look more natural and fit more comfortably than ever before. At Platte Canyon Dental, Dr. Christina Linn offers beautiful, lifelike full and partial dentures for Columbine Valley patients of all ages.
Dentures: A Time-Tested Tooth Replacement
The purpose of dentures has not changed, even though their look, fit, and feel has improved significantly. We recommend full removable dentures to Littleton patients who want to replace all missing teeth from an upper arch, lower arch, or both; we recommend partial dentures for partial tooth loss when you have some teeth remaining.
Modern dentures are more comfortable because they are made of a softer, more pliable material that conforms to the unique contours of your jaw. The aesthetics of dentures has improved dramatically because we now have access to dental materials that were not available in your grandparents' day.
Planning Dentures for Your Unique Smile
Dr. Linn will work with you to customize your dentures to suit your unique needs. She will choose a shade for the artificial teeth that complements your skin tone, and hair and eye color. It may take a few visits to our Littleton dental office to pin down the details, but the time we spend initially is well worth the beautiful results you will see as a result of our careful planning.
Skilled technicians—whose only job is to custom-craft beautiful dentures—place individual teeth, one-by-one, in the gum-colored base. Using the finest quality materials, they customize the shape, size, and position of teeth to replicate the natural variations that occur with any smile.
The result is replacement teeth that look natural because we design them that way. No one ever has to know that your beautiful smile has been helped along by customized dentures unless you tell them—and why would you?
Living with Your New Dentures
Learning to live with dentures requires patience, so don't get discouraged if it takes you a while to adjust. Plan to follow a soft diet until you get accustomed to the feel of eating with your dentures in.
As you become more comfortable with chewing with dentures, add more solid foods. You can also practice speaking clearly with your dentures by reading out loud at home. Everyone survives the adjustment to new dentures—be patient with yourself, and you will be a pro in no time!
Please Call Platte Canyon Dental to Schedule
We would love to help you explore full and partial dentures to see if they are the right step for you. If you are interested in a more stable solution than removable dentures, Dr. Linn would be happy to explain how dentures retained with dental implants can give you the freedom to laugh and smile with confidence and eat all your favorite foods.
Please call our Littleton dental office at (303) 797-2286 to schedule an appointment to get started.