Dentures in Denver, CO

Woman smiling broadly, showing off her new dentures, radiating happiness and confidence.

Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth, chew food, improve speaking habits, and improve the patient‘s facial aesthetics. The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth-area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected, the patient‘s mouth is supported and the appearance is improved by aesthetic standards.

Aesthetic dentures are custom crafted to provide a precise comfortable fit, and to enhance overall facial features. The color of the teeth is carefully selected and the natural differences in tooth shape and size are carefully chosen based on each individual‘s age, gender and unique facial qualities. In addition, dentures are made to replicate the gum tissue naturally while providing the proper structure and support for lips, cheeks and face. Dr. Louisa Gallegos offers denture solutions in Denver and can help you to decide what option is best for your unique situation.

Types of Dentures

1. Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are suitable for patients who have lost all of their teeth in an arch - either upper or lower or both. These dentures rest on the gums and are crafted from high-quality materials to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Dr. Gallegos customizes these dentures to ensure a comfortable fit and a natural appearance, enhancing your smile and improving your ability to eat and speak.

2. Partial Dentures

If you're missing one or several teeth but don't require a full set of dentures, partial dentures may be the solution for you. These are designed to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and can be anchored to your natural teeth with clasps or precision attachments. Partial dentures not only restore your dental function but also prevent your existing teeth from shifting.

3. Implant-Supported Dentures

For those looking for a more stable and secure solution, implant-supported dentures offer an excellent alternative. These dentures are anchored by dental implants, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. This option provides a fixed solution that feels more like your natural teeth and eliminates the need for denture adhesives.

4. Flexible Dentures

Flexible dentures are a popular choice due to their comfort and aesthetic appeal. Made from a thin, lightweight, and flexible material, these dentures adapt to the contours of your mouth. They are a great option for patients who are allergic to the acrylic used in traditional dentures or find the metal clasps uncomfortable.

Stability of Dentures

A frequent issue with dentures is their ability to remain in place during usage. This is based on the following factors:


The denture may have a tendency to clasp tighter and tighter to the gums as the mouth chews food. The better the support, the less likely the denture is to move vertically closer to the arch upon which it is situated.


Movement in the horizontal plane, sometimes described as “slipping” front to back or side to side, can be hazardous to the patient. The quality of a denture base is responsible for preventing movement and maintaining continuous contact with the gums. However, this is heavily dependent on the patient‘s oral anatomy.


Retention describes the tendency of the denture to move vertically away from the gums, into the lumen of the mouth. The craftsmanship of the denture is tested here, as the better the intaglio or the inside of denture, copies the oral topography, the more effective the seal is.

Schedule Your Dentures Consultation in Denver, CO

Ready to regain your confident smile? Schedule a personalized dentures consultation with Dr. Louisa Gallegos in Denver today! Discover the perfect fit for your needs and enjoy a natural-looking smile.

Dentures FAQs

How do I know which type of denture is right for me?

The best way to determine the right type of denture for you is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gallegos. During your consultation, Dr. Gallegos will assess your oral health, discuss your lifestyle needs, and explain the benefits of each denture type to find the best solution for your mouth.

Can I eat normally with dentures?

Yes, you can enjoy most of your favorite foods with dentures. However, it may take a little time to get used to eating with them. Dr. Gallegos advises starting with softer foods and gradually introducing more challenging foods as you adjust to your dentures.

How long will it take to adjust to new dentures?

Adjustment periods can vary from one person to another. Most patients begin to feel comfortable with their new dentures within a few weeks. Dr. Gallegos provides guidance and tips on how to speed up the adjustment period and can make any necessary adjustments to improve the fit.

How should I care for my dentures?

Dr. Gallegos recommends removing and gently cleaning your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild denture cleaner. Avoid using regular toothpaste as it can be too harsh. Also, keep your dentures moist when not in use to maintain their shape, and handle them with care to avoid dropping them.

How often do dentures need to be replaced?

Dentures typically need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years due to natural changes in the jaw and wear and tear. However, with proper care and regular check-ups, your dentures can maintain their fit and function for as long as possible.

Louisa Gallegos, DDS, MSD Prosthodontist

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