Full Removable Dentures
Full dentures are removable replacements for all of your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. They are what people refer to as a traditional denture. With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base is created with artificial teeth to fit over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth (palate) and the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe so it doesn’t interfere with your tongue. Dentures are custom made in our lab from initial impressions taken of your mouth.
Compared to a full fixed denture anchored by implants, a traditional full denture can take a little time to get used to and may even feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks. They must be removed daily for cleaning and sometimes require the use of adhesives. Eating and speaking will take practice as your cheek muscles and tongue learn to help hold the denture in place.
Full dentures can last up to ten years. They will need to be rebased, relined or even remade over time due to normal wear. They are delicate and care must be taken to ensure they do not dry out. They should be stored in room temperature tap water or a liquid denture cleanser solution at all times when not being worn.
With the use of implants, a fixed denture is able to stay securely in place to instantly increase retention, stability, and comfort. A fixed implant eliminates the need for adhesives and allows you to eat without concern of the denture slurring your speech or food particles irritating your gums.
As a patient, there are a number of restorative dental options available to you. Call us today at 720-488-7677 to schedule a consultation and let us help find the right solution for you. Whether you are looking for fixed dentures in Denver, Colorado or removable dentures in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Dr. Leopardi will provide world class treatment and enable you to show off your smile once again.
Before and After Case Studies for Full Dentures:
- Complete Denture Revision Therapy – Complete Dentures
- Overdenture Therapy: Bar Stress-Broken Design – Implant Retained Dentures
- Overdenture Therapy: Stress-Broken Design – Failing Denture Replacement
- Immediate Complete Denture Therapy – Dentures
- Unsatisfactory Existing Upper Complete Denture Revision Therapy – Replacing Failed Dentures