These Are Not Your Grandpa’s Dentures

dentures in Albuquerque, NM | Dr. Steven HolbrookIf you aren’t smiling, you aren’t making important professional and personal connections. It’s true – your smile and your teeth can be great self-confidence boosters – or self-confidence smashers. It’s so important to replace your missing or decayed teeth – not just to improve your appearance and smile – but because without dental support, your facial muscles droop, making you look much older than you are.

A time-honored solution for missing and decayed teeth is dentures. Dentures can open the door to a whole new life for you, boost your self-confidence and help you speak and eat more comfortably. Additionally, denture procedures and expertise are vastly improved from years past.

There are 2 types of dentures: COMPLETE and PARTIAL.

  1. Complete Dentures have a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. The upper denture covers the the roof of your mouth; the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Complete dentures may be either conventional (your teeth are removed and allowed to heal for about 6 weeks) or immediate (the denture is made in advance and placed directly following the removal of your teeth).
  2. Partial Dentures rest on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors. Partial dentures are a removable alternative to dental bridges.
  • We can help you choose the best type of denture for your unique needs.
  • Your dentures will be custom-made by highly skilled technicians, using the finest materials available, guided by impressions taken of your mouth.
  • Dentures can be taken out and put back into your mouth.
  • Your new dentures may feel a little awkward for the first few weeks.
  • Eating and speaking may take some practice, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place.
  • Although they take some getting used to and may never feel exactly the same as your natural teeth, today’s dentures are amazingly natural looking and more comfortable than ever.

Call for a consultation and let us discuss any questions or concerns you may have about complete or partial dentures: (505) 881-1159.

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