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By Western Slope Dental Center
February 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

What is the Right Denture for Me?

Are you about to lose teeth and worry about what to replace them with? Or perhaps you have had the same dentures for years, and now denturesthey don’t fit. You know you need a new denture, but what kind is best for you? Dentures are an important decision, and one you shouldn’t make alone. Seek out the help of the experts at Western Slope Dental Center in Grand Junction, CO. They are your denture experts in the neighborhood.

You want a denture that fits and looks great, that won’t move around, so you are confident when you speak with others. You also want to be able to eat the foods you love without problems. When you visit your Grand Junction dentist, you will experience state-of-the-art dental care and get the result you want.

You can choose from a few denture options, depending on your needs and budget. Western Slope Dental Center offers these denture options:

An immediate denture--a complete arch of teeth, either top or bottom or both that is placed immediately after your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures allow you to go out and about with a full set of teeth without waiting. After your tissue heals completely, a conventional, more permanent denture will be made for you.

A conventional denture--a complete arch of teeth, that it is made after your tissue has healed completely from tooth extraction. The advantage to conventional dentures is you don’t have to get used to two different dentures. The process takes about 6-8 weeks.

An overdenture--can be placed if you have been able to retain some tooth roots. The overdenture fits over the top of your tooth roots, or it can also be fit over implants. The advantage to an overdenture is it will help you retain the bone in your jaw, and give you a more youthful look.

A removable partial denture--an option if you want to replace just a few teeth, not your entire arch.

If you are trying to choose the right denture, get some help from an expert and call the skilled professionals at Western Slope Dental Center in Grand Junction, CO. They can help you with your new smile, so call today!