What to Know About Dentures

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When you need teeth replaced, you’re likely going to start doing some homework to see what your options are. Everyone here at Thomas E Ouellette, DDS, PC in Denver, Colorado, highly recommends that all patients do their own homework. The more you know about your options, the better choice you’ll be able to make.

One of the more popular options is to get dentures, installed by an experienced dentist. There’s quite a lot more to dentures, though. Let’s take a look.

Why get dentures?
It’s likely that Dr. Thomas Ouellette will recommend dentures if your gums or jaw bone aren’t healthy enough to support dental implants. If you’ve had pretty serious oral health issues in the past, or are older, you may get this recommendation. Implants are demanding on gums and bones.

Less invasive
Dentures don’t require any sort of surgical procedure. Instead of having titanium posts inserted into your gums, then covering those with crowns, a mold is simply made of your mouth. Your dentures are then made, by hand, to fit your mouth exactly. You do have more care for dentures – cream, and cleaning at night, for example – but you’ll have to clean your implants, too.

If you want the best experience possible with replacing lost teeth, you owe it to yourself to learn as much about the processes available as possible. Educating yourself on the different options available will help you make a great choice. To learn more, call us today at 303.296.1402 .