Getting New Dentures
If you’re missing some of your teeth, you may consider getting dentures. Dentures are a flexible and affordable option, and while bridges and implants are a more permanent solution for those who are missing many teeth, the process of getting dentures is often shorter than having cosmetic procedures.
Replacing or Repairing Your Existing Dentures
Dentures are commonly replaced every 3-8 years, so if your dentures are causing you discomfort, it may be time to replace them. Don’t be alarmed if your dentures no longer fit, because as you age, your mouth naturally changes shape.
If your dentures no longer fit and need to be fixed, it’s best to speak to your dentist about your options. Do not attempt to fix your dentures yourself, as this may cause them to be damaged beyond repair.
Types of Dentures
Complete or full dentures are used for people who are missing teeth on the upper as well as lower levels. A complete denture uses suction to secure itself. A complete appliance requires regular dentist visits to ensure the dentures fit properly.
Partial dentures are used as a replacement for a section of missing teeth, often connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place. Partial dentures are comfortable and secure and provide a removable alternative to bridges.
Need Help with Dentures?
Should you need to replace missing teeth, Lowry Main Street Dental will help you select your best option, whether it be dentures, a partial, a bridge, or dental implants. We have a full staff of dental specialists to assist you in all of your dental needs. Call our office at 303-364-6659 to schedule an appointment today!