Do you have full rows or arches of lost teeth? Restore your smile with dentures. Dentures may be partial or complete. Partial dentures restore a row of missing teeth, while complete or full dentures replace all teeth in an upper and lower arch. Restorative dentist Dr. Rachel Barone provides treatment with dentures in Boulder, CO. She works with patients to find the best dental restoration for their needs, whether they want to remove and clean their denture or have a fixed denture secured in place. Dentures improve the smile’s esthetics and make it easier for patients to eat the foods they love and support their oral health.
Dentures in Boulder, CO
Dr. Barone provides patients with modern dentures that may be removable or fixed. Unlike traditional dentures, these options do not require adhesive to stay in place.
Locator Retained Overdentures
This implant-secured option is a great option for patients missing full tooth arches. While dental implants provide stability to the smile, patients can still conveniently remove their dentures. The overdenture comprises false teeth on a pink resin base that fits over the gums. Button-like fittings, called locators, are fixed in place with dental implants. Implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium metal.
To begin treatment with locator retained overdentures, Dr. Barone will take impressions of your mouth to create a temporary denture. She will take images of the mouth to plan the implant placement. An oral surgeon places the implants. Over time, the implants will fuse with the jaw bone. Patients can continue to wear their temporary dentures.
Once the implants heal, we take impressions with the locator buttons on the implant posts. These impressions are used to create the overdenture. When the overdenture is complete, we will remove the temporary denture and place the overdenture. Dr. Barone many require multiple fittings to ensure that the overdenture feels comfortable.
Fixed Hybrid Dentures
Also known as “Teeth in a Day,” fixed hybrid dentures are a non-removable option for patients with full arches of missing teeth. Fixed hybrid dentures also utilize dental implants to stay in place. These dentures are made of false teeth on a pink resin base. The base contains a metal structure that fits over the existing gums.
To begin treatment, Dr. Barone takes an impression of the treated area to create temporary dentures. When the temporary dentures are complete, Dr. Barone will take x-rays to plan the implant placement. Then, the oral surgeon places the implants in the jaw bone. If the implants can handle the force of the bite, they will attach abutments and the temporary denture to the implants.
After the implants fuse with the jaw bone, we will take new impressions for the final denture. As with locater retained overdentures, Dr. Barone will ensure that patients feel comfortable with their new smile and their bite is aligned properly.
Replace Missing Teeth Today
Do you need to restore all of your teeth? Call Dr. Barone for denture treatment at 720-881-0614. You can also request a dental appointment online.