Dentures in Colorado Springs
Are you missing some or all your teeth? If so, dentures can help you reclaim a full smile.
A smile can benefit you in more ways than you may realize. It affects how you see and feel about yourself. Yet, it can also affect how others view you. It assigns attributes to you such as:
- Happy, and
Dentures at Stetson Hills Dental may provide a solution to missing teeth.
When your smile is missing teeth, all the above attributes suffer. We feel less confident, and less willing to smile and interact with other people. If you are missing teeth, take a stand and reclaim your smile. Dentures from Dr. Gary Moore can help you do just that.
What are dentures?
Dentures are replacement teeth attached to acrylic pink gums. With changing dental technology, dentures are more improved now than ever before. Whether you are missing some or all your teeth, dentures can provide you with a very natural look possible.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures. The type of denture that is right for you will depend on how many teeth you need to replace and your individual situation: Partial dentures and complete dentures.
Partial dentures solve the dilemma of having some, but not all teeth missing. Another common name for a partial denture is a bridge. Often, people opt for a fixed bridge secured in place by dental implants. This prevents it from slipping or sliding. Another alternative is a conventional fixed bridge which involves reshaping of the abutting teeth. Dr. Moore will attach crowns to the abutting teeth with a pontic crown supported in between.
A removable bridge option allows replacement of a few teeth. With this method, a space is left in the denture prosthesis for any existing teeth to fit through.
If you are missing all your teeth, you may need complete dentures. Full dentures can be used to restore either the top and bottom arches or both.
What are the benefits of getting dentures?
There are many advantages to getting dentures. Below are a few of the several benefits of a renewed smile with the help of dentures:
- Improved appearance,
- More self confidence,
- Improved ability to eat, and
- Improved ability to speak.
Will I speak different with dentures?
You may need to adjust to your new dentures, but this period will soon pass. Once you get used to your new teeth, dentures will improve your ability to speak and enunciate. It is always amazing how much your your teeth, or lack thereof can affect your speech. In fact, some people don’t realize the full impact until they experience it firsthand.
Once you get your replacement teeth, that will all change.
Some people comment about denture slippage over time. This can happen as your gums shrink and change. When they shrink, dentures may not fit as snugly as they used to. For some people, that means needing to add more denture adhesive. Denture adhesive can add further security to well-fitting dentures.
If your dentures still fit loosely, see Dr. Moore to discuss other possible solutions or treatments. A denture only has an expected lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. At this time, new ones need to be made to accommodate the changes to the underlying and supporting bone and gum.
How do I care for my dentures?
Caring for your dentures is easy. Brush them for two minutes, twice daily as you would your natural teeth. There are also solutions to soak your dentures in overnight. This helps them retain much needed moisture and kill bacteria. Dr. Moore can discuss this with you in further detail.
Does insurance cover the cost of dentures?
Most dental insurance policies will cover the cost of dentures. Yet, it is always best to check with your dental insurance provider what the expectations are. We can provide you the information your insurance company needs.
Where can I get dentures in Colorado Springs?
At Stetson Hills Dental, your smile is important to us. If you are ready to reclaim yours, give us a call today at (719) 624-0400 to schedule your exam. With Stetson Hills Dental, the start of a beautiful smile is just a phone call away.