Dentures and Partials in Broomfield CO
Today’s technology allows dentures and partials to look more natural than ever. The days of noticeably artificial smiles are gone, and most people will never know that your dentures or partials are not your natural teeth.
At Fleischmann Family Dentistry, we only trust the very best labs to create our patients’ appliances and restorations. We promise that your dentures will be comfortable, fit well, and look great.
The Importance of Treating Missing Teeth
Dentures and partials are an important part of dentistry. In addition to carrying a social stigma, missing teeth can severely impact your comfort and your health. When you have several teeth missing, you have difficulty chewing, which could lead to avoidance of fresh, healthy foods, which could in turn lead to problems with malnutrition.
Missing teeth can also affect your speech by giving you a lisping or slurred sound. The shape of your face may be changed. The remaining teeth may shift, which can lead to additional dental problems including more cavities, gum disease, and problems with your bite.
Missing teeth should not be ignored. At Fleischmann Family Dentistry, we have a number of solutions available to help you.
Dentures or Partials?
Partials are used when a few teeth are missing. Dentures are used to replace a full set of teeth. Both dentures and partials are removable and require care to keep them clean and in good condition. At your initial appointment at Broomfield Dentistry to discuss dentures, we will talk about your options and figure out what is best for you.
Depending on the condition of your remaining teeth, sometimes the best option is to perform extractions and provide you with a full set of dentures in order to treat the discomfort caused by decayed teeth and gum disease.
If you’ve lost your teeth due to trauma or an accident and your remaining teeth are healthy, a partial may be the best choice for you.
Most dental insurance providers will cover the cost of dentures or partials, and we are happy to bill your insurance provider for you. Contact your provider ahead of time to find out about your coverage for dentures or partials including what portion of the cost you are responsible for so that you can plan ahead.
Caring for Your Dentures
Once you have your dentures, you will need to care for them in order to keep them clean and fitting properly. Dirty dentures can cause a number of problems from illnesses to bad breath.
Just like your natural teeth, your dentures need to be brushed twice daily with a soft-bristled brush. All the surfaces of the dentures or partials should be brushed, and you should rinse your dentures or partials after meals to prevent food becoming lodged between the dentures and your gums. Use denture cleanser to clean your dentures – most toothpastes are too abrasive.
Use caution when you are cleaning your dentures. Dropping them could cause them to break or chip and could also alter the way they fit. If you drop your dentures, contact our office so that we can check your fit and make any necessary adjustments.
When you aren’t wearing your dentures or partials, they should be kept moist. If your dentures dry out, they could warp. Additionally, leaving them in hot water can also cause them to lose their shape. We will discuss with you the best options for soaking your dentures since different types of dentures require different care. Call our office anytime you have any questions or concerns about your dentures.
To find out more about dentures and partials, call Fleischmann Family Dentistry today.