Tooth Replacement Dentures in Sterling, CO

 
 
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that are removable from the mouth for cleaning. Depending on your specific needs, you may require full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced. Partial dentures are used to replace a missing tooth or a smaller number of teeth. With a well-made set of partials or dentures, you will still be able eat and talk regularly. The entire mouth is examined, and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed and which will remain. The loose or severely decayed teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, but once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance returns.
 
Set of dentures - dental in Sterling,CO
 
How long do dentures last? Throughout your lifetime, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to wear that occurs each day. Relining or rebasing is the process of reshaping the denture to make sure it is comfortable and functional for your needs. As you age, your mouth naturally changes and reshapes which may cause your dentures to loosen. Loose dentures may irritate your gums and wiggle when you are chewing. This reason is why it's so important to see your dentist for your recommended checkups when you have dentures!