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WANT A HEALTHIER LOOKING SMILE?
When you are wearing dentures, it’s often difficult to feel comfortable or natural. For the past ten years, Dr. Stoll has been working with patients to find solutions for their denture needs. Our Wheat Ridge dental office prides itself on offering natural-looking dentures that fit with ease. We understand how frustrating it can be to wear dentures that don’t fit. For this reason, we focus on providing patients with dentures to complement their individual facial structure. When your dentures are properly fitted and comfortable, your dental health will benefit as well. Small details in denture fitting can drastically improve your ability to speak normally.
Whether you are looking for complete dentures, partial dentures, or repairs to your current dentures, our team is prepared to help! With our help, you will be able to eat all your favorite foods shortly after getting used to your new dentures. We will offer recommendations for how to eat certain foods, minimizing your chances of pain and discomfort. Just allow us to guide you through the process and you’ll be used to your new dentures in no time.
Your smile will be restored to a healthy and happy appearance, making your daily interactions more enjoyable.
At Aspen Hill Dental, we offer several types of denture work, including:
- Partial dentures: Replace only a few missing teeth a patient might have.
- Overdentures: Fit over the small number of teeth or implants they have left.
- Complete dentures: Replace the patient’s entire set of teeth.
HOW WILL COMPLETE DENTURES AFFECT ME?
Many patients wonder what type of effects their complete dentures will have on them. At Aspen Hill Dental, we are committed to providing patients with the resources they need to make the decision that fits their budget and preferences. When wearing complete dentures for the first time, it can often feel full and crowded in your mouth. This feeling is common and will quickly fade.
You will begin to notice that the complete dentures actually provide much more support and a youthful appearance to your facial structure. Another difficulty that may initially occur is the phonetic challenge. Teeth are a natural tool in producing speech sounds; however, when a patient has gone sometime without having any teeth, they learn a new way to speak. With your new dentures, it may take some time to perfect your speech methods. By practicing slow, clear speech immediately after your new dentures have been installed, your ability to regain regular speech should happen quickly. Reading out loud can be very helpful at this time, training your tongue and other muscles to work together with your dentures.
As with anything new, you may need time to break in your complete dentures. Jaw soreness or irritation is common and shouldn’t cause alarm. The new dentures will require your jaw to work in a different way, creating soreness in the tired muscles. Removing complete dentures several times a day can help relieve the muscles and allow them to recover. When you are careful to adjust your bite over time, the soreness and irritation will fade away. Eating food can be the most difficult. This is because your control over the dental prosthetics may not be strong yet. You will only need several weeks to develop regular chewing patterns. Chewing food in small bites, on both sides of the mouth, will be the most beneficial for your new dentures. Using the back corners of your dentures to chew thicker or more difficult food often produces efficient results.
CONTACT ASPEN HILL DENTAL ABOUT YOUR DENTURES
When you decide it’s time for dentures, you’ll want to make sure you enlist the services of an experienced dentist. Dr. Stoll will provide you with dentures that meet your specific and individual needs, ensuring the longevity of your new dental work. Working with Wheat Ridge residents for more than a decade, our office prides itself on creating a warm and welcoming environment. We will do everything we can to provide you with satisfying dental work. Complete dentures, partial dentures, or overdentures may be the solution you need for a happier smile. We help patients enjoy the comfort of their new dentures, as well as the convenience of a full set of teeth.
For more information on how Aspen Hill Dental might be able to help you enjoy functioning dentures, contact our office today!