Dentures in Thornton

Temporary Teeth for a Lifetime of Smiles

Dentures are removable dental appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all or most of your natural teeth, whether, from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, complete dentures can help you smile, speak, and eat again with confidence. Additionally, dentures can help you support your cheeks and lips to ensure the structurality of your face.

Replacement teeth are made from impressions taken of the mouth to ensure that it is the perfect fit for YOU. The set is then fabricated from either plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both.

Types of Dentures

There are many types of denture options, including immediate dentures, implant-retained dentures, ball attachment dentures, bar attachment dentures, and more! Each of these dentures has a specific purpose and we are going to go over what each denture is needed for.

Immediate Dentures

If you want to avoid the embarrassment of missing teeth, immediate dentures may be just what you are looking for. With immediate dentures, you can begin the denture process before your teeth are extracted. Give us a call today if you are considering immediate dentures!

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are a good option if you are missing just your bottom teeth. This type of denture allows enough room for your tongue so you can continue speaking and eating properly. (It’s so realistic you may even forget that you have a denture in!)

Ball Attachment Denture

This type of denture requires two implants in the lower jaw, and it is used when all of your teeth are missing or extracted from the bottom jaw. This denture is set to help you eat comfortably again and give your face structure.

Bar Attachment Denture

This type of denture requires 4-6 implants and uses a dental bridge to give the same functionality and usability as normal teeth would. This type of treatment has one of the fastest healing times and is a cost-effective solution to missing teeth.

Screw-Retained Denture

The screw-retained denture requires 5+ implants in the jaw bone to create this permanent denture. Our doctor will then create an exact denture fit for your gums to enable you to gain full functionality of your “new teeth”.

Implant-Retained Upper Denture

This type of denture is a great option for those who are missing their upper teeth because the bone is not as hard as that in the lower jaw, this denture usually needs more implants for stability. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature.

Partial Dentures

This option is best for those who are only missing 1-2 teeth. Partial dentures allow your teeth to have a natural appearance and aid in speech clarity. Along with these benefits, partial dentures also restore your ability to eat normally.

Partial Denture Types and Materials

We create partial dentures out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. Our dentist focuses on your specific dental needs to design your custom partial denture. Our partial dentures will fit comfortably into your mouth and help you regain the full function of your teeth.

Benefits of Partials

There are many benefits to partial dentures. Partial dentures are removable and allow you to eat your food easily. They can also aid in speech issues to help you enunciate your words correctly if you have had speech issues after losing your teeth.

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