Missing one or more teeth makes it difficult to chew and speak. You may also stifle your urge to smile and laugh if you are embarrassed about missing teeth.
Dentures and several other options are available to you if you would like to replace those missing teeth, and experienced Boulder dentist Dr. Michael Adler is personally committed to making sure you know all of your options and that you feel empowered to choose what's best for you. To schedule a free consultation at our cosmetic dentistry practice, please call our team at .
Types of Dentures for Missing Teeth
There are 4 basic types of dentures:
- Full Dentures
- Partial Dentures
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- Neuromuscular Dentures
Many factors influence which of the types may be options for you. One of the most important factors is how many teeth are missing. Other things that commonly influence the decision of our guests are affordability, expectations of how the results will look and how the dentures will function.
Full dentures are made to replace a full arch of teeth, while a partial denture is used in combination with natural teeth to replace less than a full arch of missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants placed in the bone beneath your gums. These dentures provide great durability and stability. As an experienced neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Adler provides neuromuscular dentures that are fitted very specifically to your teeth and jaws, so they hold the jaw in its most relaxed and functional position.
What Makes Our Dentures Services Different
Dr. Adler is an extensively trained and experienced neuromuscular dentist. Using neuromuscular principles, he makes sure your dentures not only replace your missing teeth, but also place your jaw and jaw muscles in a relaxed position and preserve the shape of your face. The neuromuscular technology used in your dentures treatment plan is -
- TENS electrical massage: The ultra-low frequency therapy of TENS relaxes the muscles of your jaws and neck. TENS therapy is an important part of identifying the optimal position of the jaw where it is most relaxed, and TENS therapy also provides several hours of pain relief.
- K7 evaluation system: This technology measures, tracks and records jaw movement and function. Dr. Adler uses the K7 device to measure jaw and muscle movement, and to hear the popping and other sounds your jaw is making. All this data is used by Dr. Adler to determine the most relaxed, optimal position of your jaw.
Incorporating this advanced technology enables Dr. Adler to determine your most optimal and comfortable bite position. The dentures are fabricated to maintain this bite position. Dr. Adler's advanced dentures customization will not only improve your teeth function and abilities to chew and speak, but also provide a rejuvenated facial shape because of the way your dentures maintain the fullness of your lower face.
If you want to restore the appearance, strength and function of your smile with our dentures services in Boulder, Colorado, please call Adler Advanced Dentistry at to schedule a free consultation.