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 improve your biting force 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. If you’re looking for a local Lakewood dentist who specializes in all types of dentures, contact Callahan & Klein for your first appointment today.

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.
  • Maintain bone integrity in the jaw
  • Affordable and easy to care for
  • Boost confidence by fixing gaps in the mouth

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 Lakewood office will aid in the life of your new dentures.

What are the benefits of getting dentures?

Patients in Lakewood, CO come to us for dentures for a variety of reasons. Dentures, whether partial or full, are a natural-looking and non-invasive way to replace teeth. If you are looking for convenience, immediate dentures are ready to go as soon as you are. Dentures support your facial structure and prevent it from sagging or drooping, as well as helping you eat and speak.

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.

What are implant dentures?

Your denture specialists in Lakewood may recommend combining implants with dentures for a more secure fit, instead of using dental adhesives. In these cases, titanium screws will be placed in your jawbone and the dentures are then firmly attached. This can improve stability of the dentures during chewing and eating as well as boosting your confidence and supporting your bones and gums..

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.

How long will my dentures last?

On average, you can expect your dentures to last from 7-10 years. Like with any dental appliance, it’s important to keep up with your regular dentist appointments so they can be checked for issues. If your dentures are starting to feel loose, they are looking chipped, worn or stained or they are irritating your mouth or tongue, it may be time to replace them.

I thought dentures were only for older people?

In the past, dentures were the only real replacement for missing teeth. Nowadays, there are all sorts of other options, including dental implants, bridges and crowns. Dentures are still popular, though, with patients who are looking for affordable and non-invasive ways to replace teeth. Tooth loss can occur at any age and for many reasons, including decay, accident and injury - that’s why dentures could be the solution for adult patients of any age. Any missing tooth needs to be replaced for your overall well being so contact the Lakewood dental specialists at Callahan & Klein to discuss which option is right for you.

How much does it cost to get dentures?

All our dentures are custom made for each patient so the costs will vary depending on the type of denture needed. Dental insurance coverage also varies so please contact our denture specialists for an estimate of the cost of your new replacement teeth..

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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