Full & Partial Dentures
Millions of people of all ages deal with the problem of missing teeth. Estimates say that in the US alone, 178 million of us have at least one missing tooth.
That's a lot of people with gaps in their smiles looking for a solution for tooth loss! At Five Parks Dental, Dr. Jesse Jenkins meets her patients' needs by offering tooth replacement options like removable full and partial dentures and implant dentures. These dental prostheses are designed to complete your smile and restore lost chewing function.
What Types of Dentures Do You Offer?
Dentures have been around for hundreds of years in one form or another, and they can help you whether you need to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Full or Complete Dentures
Dr. Jenkins recommends full or complete dentures for Arvada patients who have lost all their upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Each artificial tooth is placed separately in a gum-colored acrylic or metal base that others can't see. Full dentures are held in place by a combination of natural suction and denture adhesives.
Full dentures help maintain a healthy jawbone and allow you to speak clearly and enjoy the foods you love. Since dentures help give your face a fuller appearance, they also help keep you looking more youthful.
If you have one or more missing teeth, the solution may be a partial denture. This appliance is designed to fill in the gaps in your smile and is held in place with clasps attached to adjacent remaining teeth. We fasten partials to your teeth with metal clasps or 'precision attachments.'
Implant and Hybrid Dentures
If you worry about your dentures moving or slipping out of place, implant dentures offer the ultimate stability. Dr. Jenkins can place as few as four implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. She then customizes your denture with attachments that clip onto the implants. With implant dentures, you will have a set of teeth that look beautiful, stay in place securely, and function just like natural teeth do.
Who Should Get Dentures?
You may think of dentures as a solution reserved for our senior generation. However, tooth loss can happen to anyone at any age; you may knock out a tooth falling off your mountain bike, or you may experience tooth loss due to advanced gum disease. You might be surprised to know how many younger people are wearing dentures!
And what everyone is discovering is that today's dentures bear little resemblance to "grandma's dentures." When you combine the latest aesthetic dental materials with the expertise of a skilled Arvada dentist like Dr. Jesse Jenkins, the result is dentures so natural that no one will ever guess they aren't your own teeth.
Do Dentures Look Better Than They Used To?
Full and partial removable dentures do a great job of replacing one or more missing teeth, but many people remember them as looking fake and unnatural. They may also recall the frustration your grandparents experienced with dentures that moved unpredictably, causing awkward and embarrassing moments.
Fortunately, this is no longer the case! Using an array of updated dental materials, we custom craft each set of dentures to fit comfortably and securely and enhance your appearance.
Getting Started with Dentures in Arvada, CO
Are you thinking about dentures to replace missing teeth but need more information? Call Dr. Jenkins at her Arvada dental office to schedule a convenient appointment.