Full and Partial Dentures from the Specialists in Lakewood, CO

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A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing or removed, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it also prevents other teeth from shifting which could cause further issues later on.
A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth but once fitted, the dentures shouldn’t need further adjustment. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, however, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. If you are experiencing issues with your dentures, please contact us at Callahan & Klein Dental, your Lakewood denture specialist, for a check-up.

Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
Callahan & Klein are the denture specialists in Lakewood, CO. Contact us today to see how we can improve your smile.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture over your gums and jawbone, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures from your Lakewood denture specialist at Callahan & Klein Dental. This will include how long to wear your dentures, information on denture adhesives and how to look after your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits to our Lakewod office will aid in the life of your new dentures.
Do I need to clean my mouth if I have dentures?

You may think that by having false teeth, you don’t need to worry about oral health anymore but this is far from the truth. It is important to maintain good oral and gum health to lower the amount of bacteria in your mouth and to prolong the fit and life of your dentures.

Do dentures require special cleaning?

It is also important to keep your dentures clean and remove food and build-up on them. If you remove them at night, they need to be soaked in an appropriate solution. Your Lakewood, CO denture specialists can give you all the advice you need to care for your new dentures.

If you’re in the Lakewood, CO area and looking for a dentist who specializes in dentures, contact Callahan & Klein Dental to schedule an appointment today!
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