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Longs Peak Dentistry
Dawne E Adams DDS
Dentures in Firestone, CO
Do you need dentures in Firestone, CO? Dr. Adams has extensive experience fitting dentures, which are removable replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding gums. If you have lost teeth to decay, injury, or gum disease, you'll know that eating, smiling, and talking becomes more difficult and can even cause social embarrassment. Dentures offer a safe, effective, and pain-free way to address these practical inconveniences.
Dentures can be either full or partial, and are typically made of acrylic, but they can be placed over a metal base for added strength. Newer versions may be made of flexible resin, which some patients feel have a more comfortable and precise fit.
A full denture replaces an entire set of missing teeth (upper or lower), while partial dentures in Firestone, CO generally fill in a gap of three or more teeth where a bridge won't provide enough support.
Traditional full dentures are removable appliances, which are held in place by the pressure of the cheeks and tongue and by suction. You may also use denture adhesive for additional support. Partial dentures may be fixed or removable, and they are usually connected to remaining teeth with metal clasps, to prevent unwanted movement.
As it's easiest to achieve the right fit after the gums have fully healed, dentures are generally custom-made after any remaining damaged or decayed teeth have been removed.
Dr. Adams also offers implant-supported dentures in Firestone, CO, which provide greater stability and support, and cause less irritation than traditional dentures. Full or partial dentures can be fitted to titanium posts that are implanted directly into the jaw bone. The implants hold dentures firmly in place, so there is no rubbing and the dentures don't slip during biting, chewing, or speaking. Implants also promote normal pressure on your bone tissue, reducing the rate of bone loss in the jaw over time.
It's important to remember that dentures, especially traditional dentures, will wear over time and need to be replaced or readjusted as the alignment of teeth and jaw changes. You will need to continue having regular dental exams so your oral tissues can be checked for oral cancer or other tissue changes.
To discuss your options for dentures in Firestone, CO with Dr. Adams, please call us to make an appointment at (303) 833-5660 today.