Dentures and partials for tooth replacement
At The Dental Loft of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dr. Sarah Keen is pleased to offer tooth replacement options for patients, including partial and full dentures.
If you are missing one or many teeth within the arch, you may be the ideal candidate for a partial denture. Partial dentures, sometimes just referred to as “partials,” are removable appliances and are usually made of acrylic or metal.
Partials attach to your existing teeth and fill in the gaps left by your missing teeth. Not only does this give you back your smile, but it also helps to keep your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. When a single tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can begin to tilt or drift into the empty space. This can eventually lead to a change in your bite and problems with chewing and speaking. Partials help to prevent these issues and keep your smile looking its best.
Full or complete dentures
Our team at The Dental Loft may recommend complete dentures when all the teeth are gone from the smile. These dentures replace all the missing teeth in the dental arch with artificial teeth. A single appliance is custom-made to fit snugly over the gums.
Like partial dentures, complete dentures also help to fill out the appearance of your smile and give you back your chewing function. They, too, prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. Most times, they are made of either acrylic or porcelain. While many full dentures are secured in place with denture adhesives or natural suction, some patients choose to have dental implants placed to anchor their dentures into the smile. This improves function and stability, allowing patients to enjoy all their favorite foods without worrying about losing their dentures.
We will work with you to discover the best solution for your needs and budget!If you are interested in learning more about partial and full dentures, we invite you to contact our dental office today to schedule your consultation. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide if partials or complete dentures are appropriate for your needs. Call The Dental Loft of Colorado Springs, CO at (719) 749-7997 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sarah Keen at 3582 Blue Horizon View, Suite #164.