When you visit our Fort Collins office, our dentures specialists will help determine a treatment plan that is right for you. Partial dentures may also be a great option in many cases. Replacement teeth are crafted and then attached to a gum-colored natural base that easily inserts in your mouth. This removable tooth replacement can be created for both the upper and lower jaw.
Partial dentures are best for patients who have some missing teeth, but still have some healthy teeth in between the gaps.
Full dentures are great for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth in the upper or lower arch. They completely replace the entire smile.
Locator Overdentures are a type of denture that is made on isolated abutments (connections). The locator abutments are connections that screw onto the implants and act as a male element. Inside the denture, there is a corresponding female element that is housing a nylon element to engage the locator. In this type of prostheses, all implants must be parallel to prevent excessive wear of the nylon elements. These type of overdentures are advantageous because they are easy to clean, easy to maintain, and cost effective.
Bar Overdentures are the second type of dentures made on a bar. The bar connects and splints all implants, making them act as one unit. Bars are great if the residual ridge is too flat, compromising the stability. Because of the height of the bar, usually 4mm, the denture will have an easier time resisting destabilizing force. These type of overdentures are advantageous because they improve stability and retention (similar to a fixed prosthesis), and they offer the advantages of removable prostheses.
Contact our team of denture experts in Fort Collins for more info.