Replace or Repair Dentures for a Comfortable Fit
If your dentures are causing you discomfort, it may be time to replace them. Loose dentures are the result of your mouth naturally changing with age, so don’t be alarmed if they no longer fit properly.
Dentures are commonly replaced every three to eight years, but it depends on your particular case. It’s best to speak with your dentist about whether or not you need to replace or repair your dentures.
Getting New Dentures
Don’t have dentures? If you are missing some of your teeth, you may consider getting dentures. While other, more permanent cosmetic treatments are available, like bridges and implants, dentures are an option that provides flexibility, especially for people who are missing many teeth. They are also an affordable and safe solution for tooth loss, and the process of getting dentures is often shorter than having cosmetic dental procedures.
Complete dentures are used for people who have missing teeth on both upper and lower levels. A complete denture uses suction to stay in place. If you have a complete appliance, then you will need to routinely go to the dentist to ensure the dentures fit properly.
Partial dentures are a type of denture that do not cover every tooth in your mouth. They are a single piece fitting that is supported by your remaining teeth and gums. Partial dentures are comfortable and secure.
Need a New Set of Dentures in Aurora, Colorado?
Panorama Dental has all of the dental specialists on staff to make visits to our office a one-stop process. Our team of dentists and specialists will help you prevent tooth loss while your teeth are healthy. Should you need to replace some missing teeth, we will work with you to discuss your options, whether that is to help with dentures, partials, bridges, or dental implants. Call our Aurora dental office at 303-755-8388 to schedule an appointment today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you wear dentures 24/7?
You should not wear dentures 24/7. This is because wearing them all the time leads to bone loss and bacterial growth. To extend their lifespan, dentures also need to soak overnight to prevent drying and cracking.
How do you clean dentures?
Cleaning dentures is not the same as natural teeth. Clean your dentures every other day by hand using dish soap and a special toothbrush. Each night, soak them in a denture cleaning solution. Do not use regular toothpaste, as its chemicals are too harsh and will harm the denture.
How painful is getting dentures?
You might experience minor irritation when first fitted with dentures. If you recently had teeth removed before getting new dentures you’ll most likely have some discomfort for several weeks after. You’ll need to schedule regular visits with your dentist to make sure the dentures fit comfortably.
What are the best dentures to get?
Depending on your needs, you can get partial or complete dentures. Both dentures can have extra stability added in the form of dental implants as well. You can discuss with your Panorama dentist which option is best for you.
What types of dentures do you offer?
We offer both complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are great for replacing all missing teeth while partials are good for replacing a couple of missing teeth.