Losing one or several teeth can affect one’s oral health and self-confidence. At Foxfield Dental, we offer dentures and partials as restoration solutions for patients missing most teeth to improve our smile’s aesthetics, functionality, and dental health.
Dentures and Partials
One of the most sought-after and affordable restorative options to replace missing teeth, dentures are artificial prosthetics that resemble the appearance of our teeth and gums.
There are two types of dentures – partial and complete. If the patient has only a few missing teeth, partial dentures are used. Complete dentures are helpful when the patient has to replace all their teeth from the jaw.
Dentures and partials are removable oral appliances and are recommended for patients who have lost their natural teeth because of accidents, decay, external trauma, or gum disease.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue to result in a natural appearance. They are supported by the oral cavity’s encircling soft and hard tissues.
At Foxfield Dental, we custom-make dentures to fit the patient’s mouth and compliment their existing teeth. They are usually fabricated from a gum-colored acrylic base and artificial teeth. They rest on our gums. Since dentures are fragile, they can easily wear out. Hence, it is important to take care of the dentures with caution.
Denture Placement – Procedure
The procedure for placing dentures starts with a consultation with the dentist at Foxfield Dental. After examining the patient’s mouth, the dentist will take their dental impressions and measurements to fabricate denture models, and its fit is evaluated. After making necessary alterations, the model is sent to the laboratory for manufacturing the dentures.
Full dentures are typically placed after extracting all teeth or reshaping them.
For patients who have some teeth left in their mouth, the best choice would be partial dentures. Like full dentures, they are also manufactured from acrylic and dental-grade ceramic but is supported by a metal framework that adds needed strength and stability to the dentures.
When partial dentures are placed, the prosthetic teeth sit beside the existing natural teeth, thus helping the patient to have a complete, aesthetic smile.
Aftercare for Dentures
- Handle your dentures with caution as they are delicate and can break if dropped.
- Don’t let the dentures dry out. Keep it in denture-soaking solution or water when they are not in use.
- Never ignore your denture hygiene – brush them every day like your original teeth to prevent the accumulation of food debris and prevent them from getting stained.
- Clean your mouth well before placing the dentures.
- In case the dentures get chipped, worn-out, or loose, don’t try to self-repair them. Instead, visit your dentist soon.
Foxfield Dental, located at Foxfield, CO, is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care facilities for the patients. Call (720) 870-0401 and book an appointment with the dentistry to know more about Dentures and other dental care services.