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Dentures are great dental appliances that can replace your missing teeth and give you the strong, functional smile and oral health you deserve. There are two different types of dentures that can benefit you, but they both have many differences. To help you understand dentures a little bit more, we’re happy to explain the differences between complete and partial dentures. Those differences are:

Complete dentures
Complete dentures are meant to replace your missing teeth when you have zero natural teeth remaining. Sometimes, if you have a few remaining natural teeth, those teeth need to be pulled in order to provide the best denture fit possible. This appliance is removable and it represents your gums as well as your teeth. All you need to do is place it over your gums and suction it to the roof of your mouth.

Partial dentures
Partial dentures are meant to replace your missing teeth when you have one or more missing teeth in a row. This is the perfect option if you have the desire to fill the gap in your smile with an appliance that is removable and reliable. To wear this product, you will need to place it inside the gap and clasp it to the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides. Once clasped, you will have a beautiful and functional smile.

Now that you know all about the different types of dentures in Parker, Colorado, you’re ready to make the best decision for your smile! If you’re interested in talking to your dentist, Dr. Holly Sletten, about the chances of you restoring your oral health with a denture, then our Holly B. Sletten, DMD, FAGD team is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is call our office at 720-851-1676 and schedule an appointment. We look forward to your phone call!