Replace Missing Teeth with a Full or Partial Denture
Traditional dentures are an effective, affordable method for replacing most or all of your teeth. If you have suffered extensive tooth loss, our team at H&M Family Dentistry in Aurora, CO, can craft a realistic denture to fully restore your smile. Leaving tooth loss untreated can lead to more serious oral health issues in the future. By replacing your missing teeth, you can enjoy improved dental function and a more beautiful smile. Drs. Hua Gao and Xiaomei Sui provide both traditional and implant-supported dentures, allowing us to tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs and preferences.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
Unlike dental bridges or crowns, dentures are typically recommended for patients with extensive tooth loss. For traditional dentures, your gums need to be in good health. We can help you combat periodontal disease and improve your oral health so your dentures fit comfortably in your smile. If you opt for dentures supported by dental implants, there are additional requirements. Notably, you must be healthy enough to undergo surgery and have a dense, healthy jawbone.
Your Treatment Options
Dentures consist of an acrylic gum-colored base and artificial teeth. There are several kinds of dentures available at our office. Dr. Gao or Sui can perform an examination and determine which tooth replacement option is best suited to your needs.
Partial dentures rest on a metal framework which has small hooks that attach to your natural teeth. These hooks help hold the acrylic base in place. In some cases, Dr. Gao or Sui can use dental crowns instead of hooks. A partial denture can replace multiple teeth, even if they are not next to each other in your smile. This type of restoration offers a removable alternative to dental bridges.
A full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. In the upper jaw, the denture covers the soft palate as well as the gums. In the lower jaw, full dentures are shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
For a more secure option, our team offers dentures supported by dental implants. These small titanium posts fuse with the tissue in your jawbone to create an unparalleled level of stability. Qualifying patients can enjoy a more natural and comfortable result with implant-supported dentures.
Receiving Your Dentures
The first step towards restoring your smile is visiting our office for a consultation. We can take scans and x-rays of your jaw and your remaining teeth. Then you can sit down with Dr. Gao or Sui to discuss your goals and needs. Based on this information, as well as your budget, your dentist will make a recommendation for a type of denture. Our dental lab can then craft your denture based on impressions of your gums, jaw, and any remaining teeth.
With a precisely customized denture, you can experienced improved dental function and a more aesthetic smile.
We use advanced techniques and materials to create comfortable and realistic dentures. With a precisely customized denture, you can experience improved dental function and a more aesthetic smile.
Fully Restore Your Smile
If you are missing a large number of teeth, you deserve the very best solution. Our team at H&M Family Dentistry provides beautiful and sturdy dentures to restore your smile. Find out how dentures can help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence by contacting our office or calling (303) 353-9611 to speak with a member of our team today.