Regain Your Confidence and Your Smile
If you’re missing a tooth or two, you know that the gaps in your smile can affect how you look and feel about yourself. But did you know that they can also impact your health? It’s true! If you don’t replace even one tooth, your remaining healthy teeth can shift and cause problems with your bite and jaw. As a result, you become more likely to experience jaw pain, issues with digestion from insufficient chewing, and additional tooth loss. Replacing your missing teeth with Dr. Solich at our Colorado Springs office can help prevent these negative consequences and restore your smile’s health, strength, and appearance with full or partial dentures.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Dentures?
Basically anyone who is missing one or more teeth could be a good candidate for full or partial dentures. This affordable option includes prosthetic teeth that are attached to a realistic-looking, gum-colored plastic base secured using suction or a metal clasp. But just because dentures are a viable tooth replacement option for almost everyone, it doesn’t mean that they are a one-size fits all solution. In fact, when you get your dentures with Dr. Solich and our staff at Exceptional Smiles, your dentures are designed to be as unique as you are.
What Is the Process for Getting New Dentures?
After you and Dr. Solich have determined that dentures are the right solution for you, we will take precise measurements and impressions of your mouth. This information is then sent to a dental lab, where your dentures are custom made to your specifications, and the lab technicians personalize the dentures to look as real as possible. When the final product is ready, you’ll return to our office for a fitting, where Dr. Solich will fine-tune the dentures so that they fit comfortably but securely.
How Should I Care for My Dentures?
At your denture fitting. Dr. Solich will also review caring for your dentures, which is different from caring for your teeth in several respects. For one thing, your dentures are removeable for your convenience in cleaning. When you finish eating meals, you need to rinse them off and ensure that no food particles or plaque remain on your gums. They should also be cleaned every night to make sure they last as long as possible.
What Are Implant-Retained Dentures?
If you’re looking for more security for your dentures, you can actually combine two restoration options into one—implant-retained dentures. As the name implies, this type of denture is held in place by connecting to surgically placed titanium posts. You get the best of both worlds: all the aesthetics of dentures above the gum line and a firm foundation with implants underneath.
Dentures in Colorado Springs
Our team of experienced, compassionate dental professionals can guide you to the right restoration option for you and your situation. We look forward to helping you regain your smile and your confidence. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Solich to discuss dentures today!