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Missing teeth can drastically change your appearance and your quality of life. Without teeth, the appearance of your face can appear sunken and you will have difficulty chewing. Patients who replace missing teeth with dentures can expect a full, beautiful smile and a functioning, though not quite as durable, bite. Dentures can be a great solution for patients who are edentulous or who have a full arch of missing teeth. We also offer partial dentures for patients wanting to replace fewer missing teeth.
When Dr. Kyle Griffith makes an appliance to replace missing teeth, you can expect a high level of detail and attention to comfort. Dr. Griffith will first take an impression of your mouth to create a model to build your denture on. Using this model, Dr. Griffith is also able to create a set of teeth that is a great anatomical replacement for your missing teeth. Once you have your appliance, there will be an additional one to three appointments devoted to making small adjustments until you get the most comfortable fit.
Patients who are only missing a few teeth have a number of options to replace missing teeth. Dr. Griffith provides partial dentures, bridges and dental implants. A partial denture is a prosthesis that secures to your remaining teeth. The denture is equipped with replacement teeth that will fit in the spaces left by your missing teeth and usually attaches with metal clasps.
Patients who are dissatisfied with the level of comfort and stability dentures alone provide can opt for implant supported dentures. By placing a small number of dental implants in the jaw bone, Dr. Griffith anchors your appliance, giving you a more stable and comfortable bite.
Dr. Kyle Griffith provides dental care in Denver, CO. If you would like to replace missing teeth in your smile, contact our office to receive your appointment today!
A partial denture is a custom appliance that is fabricated to replace multiple missing teeth. The partial denture is created on a metal framework which is supported and retained by the natural teeth and residual ridge. The removable dental prosthesis can also be retained and supported by implants. Patients’ experiences with partial dentures are enhanced through implant placement. Implants may also aid in the fabrication of a partial denture, revealing less of the metal framework, thus increasing the aesthetics of the prosthesis.
A Valplast partial denture is a tissue-supported partial denture. A partial denture is indicated in patients who are missing multiple teeth. The difference between a Valplast partial denture, compared to a traditional metal-framework partial denture, is that the forces of chewing are transmitted to the edentulous ridge instead of the remaining teeth. Also, the Valplast partial denture does not require a metal framework, thus eliminating the visibility of metal clasps.