Dentures – Lakewood, CO

Efficient & Reliable Tooth Replacement

Millions of people have suffered the loss of multiple teeth. If you are among them, you can be encouraged by the many tooth replacement options offered by modern dentistry. In our office, Dr. Emanuel and our team are proud to provide dentures. This efficient and reliable form of tooth replacement could have you smiling again in a matter of weeks! Would you like to learn more about dentures? This page explains the basics of what you should know.

Why Choose Carole Emanuel DDS for Dentures?

  • Highly Accomplished Dentist
  • Beautiful, Natural-Looking Results
  • Dental Insurance Welcomed

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Mature man with close-lipped smile

Dentures are a great solution for many people who have suffered the loss of all or most of their teeth throughout a dental arch. Replacing your teeth with a reliable prosthetic has the potential to change your life in positive ways. For example, you may be able to once again enjoy a wide variety of foods, speak with confidence, and share big smiles with the world. Of course, when you visit us for a consultation, we will perform an examination before we can confirm for certain that you are a good candidate for dentures.

Types of Dentures

Full and partial dentures against neutral background

There are a few different types of dentures. During your consultation, we will recommend the type of prosthetic that we believe best fits your circumstances. You might be eligible for a partial denture, a full denture, or an implant denture. Each option comes with its own set of pros and cons.

Partial Dentures

Two partial dentures with metal attachments

A partial denture is designed to fit in around the remaining natural teeth, sort of like a puzzle piece. It is held in place by small acrylic or metal attachments that keep it secure during eating and speaking. Usually, a partial denture has an acrylic base along with acrylic teeth.

Full Dentures

Gloved hand holding full upper denture

A full denture is meant to replace either all of the upper or lower teeth. They usually consist of an acrylic base along with acrylic or porcelain teeth. Natural suction or a mild adhesive can keep a full denture in place during eating and speaking.

Implant Dentures

Close-up of implant denture for upper arch

Rather than relying on suction or adhesive to stay in place, an implant denture is anchored in the jawbone by prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). Therefore, implant dentures are extremely secure. They also tend to last longer than their traditional counterparts. They may be fixed permanently in place, or they may be removable.

The Benefits of Dentures

Smiling, confident senior woman

Dentures offer several noteworthy benefits:

  • Each denture is fully customized, so you can expect your prosthetic to fit well and look natural in your mouth.
  • Dentures can enable you to eat a wide variety of foods.
  • Dentures are one of the most cost-effective ways to replace lost teeth.
  • Cleaning and maintaining dentures does not require a lot of time or effort.
  • A traditional denture may last for 5 – 7 years before replacement becomes necessary.