Dentist in Lakewood, CO describes the benefits of premium dentures as a treatment for missing teeth
At South Lakewood Dental, Drs. Scott Stewart and Jamie Greear-Schmidt of the Lakewood, Colorado area are proud to provide patients with solutions for their smiles. When problems exist, such as missing teeth, it is important that patients seek help as soon as possible to restore the function, beauty, and health of their smiles. Patients who visit with our team will learn about the benefits of using premium dentures as a treatment for missing teeth.
What are dentures?
Sometimes, a dentist will recommend dentures as a way of replacing missing teeth if teeth are missing or need to be removed because they are past the point of repair. When this situation arises, patients are urged to take the time to learn more about the advantages of dentures. Many patients think of their grandparent’s dentures, but they have come a long way over the years and involve many different varieties.
Types of dentures
There are two primary varieties of dentures that are used at South Lakewood Dental, including complete and partial dentures. The complete dentures are used when patients have no more remaining teeth in the upper or lower dental arch. These dentures are designed to replace all teeth in the arch and may include varieties such as overdentures, immediate dentures, or conventional dentures.
The other option is that of partial dentures. Partial dentures may be recommended by Dr. Scott Stewart or Dr. Jamie Greear-Schmidt when there are one or more teeth missing from the dental arch, but not all. Partial dentures may utilize metal or ceramic clasps that anchor false teeth into the gaps while using the surrounding teeth for stability and strength. This improves function while ensuring a more aesthetic appearance to the smile.
At South Lakewood Dental, we offer premium dentures. Our dentures are made with only the best materials and are fabricated to match the existing teeth for a stunning, natural appearance. Drs. Scott Stewart and Jamie Greear-Schmidt are dedicated to helping patients choose a solution that works best for them.
Benefits of premium dentures treatment in Lakewood, CO
At our practice, we encourage patients to ask about the advantages of using our high-quality dentures to restore the smile. Dentures are:
- Easy to remove
- Easy to clean
- Covered in part or whole by dental insurance
- Simple to adjust
How to manage with dentures
Dentures can take some time for a patient to get used to them. Our dentists want patients to know that there will be some time needed for adjustment. During the first few weeks of wearing dentures, patients are encouraged to choose foods that are softer and easy to chew until they are more comfortable with the use of their dentures. Speech may also be impacted initially, but patients will often find that this resolves quickly. Soon, they are unaware that they even have their dentures in!
Another consideration is the loss of bone that can occur with the use of dentures. The gum tissues and bone will naturally shrink during the first six months patients are wearing their dentures. The dentures may click, slip, or become loose. Our dentists encourage patients to come into our practice to have their dentures adjusted during this time as needed while the structure of the mouth may be changing. Patients can also ask about the use of dental implants, not only to keep the dentures firmly in place and provide extra stability, but also to maintain their natural bone. Implant-supported dentures are a popular option for patients who have full dentures and want optimum stability and strength. We welcome patients to ask about this option as well.
Schedule a visit today with Drs. Scott Stewart and Jamie Greear-Schmidt
Our practice is dedicated to helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles, even if it means utilizing full or partial dentures to do so. We welcome patients in and around the community to ask about this and other tooth restoration options available in our practice. Call our office today at (855) 233-0023 to discuss your options, and work with our team conveniently located at 2525 S. Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 11. At South Lakewood Dental, we are here for you!