Dentures may be a great option for restoring your smile if you are missing several or all of your teeth. Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are custom made to fit over your gums or attach to your dental implants. At Riverdale Dental Center, Dr. Jon C. Bauman might suggest either full dentures or partial dentures to restore your smile. Full dentures are a good option if you are missing an entire arch of teeth. You might wear full dentures on your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Partial dentures are used when you have missing teeth, but you still have healthy natural teeth as well. Partial dentures are usually held in place by attaching to the existing natural teeth.
Using dentures to restore your smile offers many benefits to your smile. Dentures can restore your facial structure as well as give you a full and beautiful smile. Dentures can also allow you to speak and eat normally.
Dentures may seem awkward and uncomfortable at first, but most patients adjust to the feel of dentures quickly. After a few weeks or months, using your dentures should become second nature. Your muscles will adjust to holding your dentures in place and speaking and eating will become natural. If you have questions about dentures in Brighton, Colorado, we encourage you to call our office for more information and to schedule your consultation with our gentle dentist.