Elevate Your Smile With Denver Dentures and Implants
Are you tired of hiding your smile due to missing teeth? Revitalize your life with complete dentures from Denver Dentures and Implants. Say goodbye to missing or damaged teeth and embrace a radiant, fully functional smile.
What Are Complete Dentures?
Who Needs Complete Dentures?
Complete dentures are an ideal solution for individuals who have lost most or all of their natural teeth due to factors such as aging, gum disease, or injury. They offer a valuable option for those who may not qualify for dental implants because of health concerns or financial constraints.
How Do They Work?
Advantages of Choosing Complete Dentures
|Facial Structure Support||Provides the necessary support for a sunken facial appearance, giving a more youthful look.|
|Aesthetic Appeal||Designed to look incredibly natural, eliminating the stigma often associated with “false teeth.”|
|Restored Functionality||Enables proper chewing of food, aiding in better digestion and overall health.|
|Speech Improvement||Helps in articulating words more clearly when missing teeth affect speech.|
|Enhanced Self-Esteem||Improvement in appearance and speech often leads to a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence.|
|Versatility||Can be easily removed and adjusted, providing a level of convenience that fixed options may not offer.|
|Customization||Offers extensive customization to meet unique needs and preferences.|
The Pivotal Role of Our In-House Lab
- Precision Crafting: We utilize state-of-the-art technology to craft dentures with an unparalleled level of precision, ensuring a comfortable and natural fit.
- Quality Control: We can oversee the entire process from beginning to end, guaranteeing the highest quality standards are met at each stage.
- Material Selection: Immediate access to premium materials allows us to create dentures that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable and long-lasting.
- Immediate Adjustments: If any issues arise during the fitting, modifications can be made on the spot, saving you time and additional visits.
- Cost Savings: By eliminating the need for an external lab, we are able to pass on the cost savings to our patients, making our complete dentures more affordable.
- Collaborative Care: Our in-house technicians work closely with our dental professionals to ensure that your specific dental needs and style preferences are fully realized in the final product.
- Personalized Service: Unlike our competitors, we ensure that you’re not just another patient in a large chain; you’re a valued individual deserving of customized care, from the initial consultation to the final fitting.
Cost-Effective Financing Options
- Flexible Payment Plans: We provide various adaptable payment options to lighten the financial load. These plans can be modified to align with your budget, allowing you to make manageable monthly payments.
- Zero-Interest Financing: For those who qualify, we provide tailored financing options, including an interest-free plan for up to six months, to make payment more convenient.
- Upfront Cost Transparency: We uphold full transparency in pricing. A detailed cost breakdown is given during your initial consultation to avoid any unexpected charges later.
Complete Dentures vs. All-On-4 Dental Implants
Denver Dentures and Implants offers two leading tooth replacement solutions: complete dentures and All-On-4 dental implants. Each has unique benefits and considerations; the right choice depends on your budget, lifestyle, and dental health needs.
|Feature||Complete Dentures||All-On-4 Dental Implants|
|Cost||Much more affordable, specific pricing is available upon consultation.||Typically more expensive, with prices often exceeding those of complete dentures.|
|Procedure Time||Faster due to in-house lab facilities.||Requires multiple visits and possibly bone grafting, extending the timeline.|
|Aesthetic Appeal||Designed to look natural but are removable.||Permanent and closely mimic natural teeth in appearance and function.|
|Maintenance||Require daily removal and cleaning.||Act like natural teeth and are maintained through regular brushing and flossing.|
|Durability||Made from high-quality materials but may need replacement or adjustment over time.||Extremely durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.|
|Personalized Care||Benefit from the personalized approach of a large chain that feels like a private practice.||Same personalized care but at a higher cost.|
|In-House Lab||Quick turnaround and immediate adjustments are possible.||Customization is possible but may require more time due to the complexity of the procedure.|
|Financing Options||Flexible payment plans and insurance assistance are available.||Zero-interest financing options for those who qualify.|
Visit our All-On-4 dental implants page if you’re interested in learning more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many implants will I need?
An upper implant denture requires at least 4 implants. A lower implant denture requires at least 2 implants. The more implants you have, the more stable your denture will generally be. This is especially true with the lower denture. Three or 4 implants in the lower is usually much better than 2.
How much do implant dentures cost?
For pricing information on snap-in implant dentures click here!
I’ve had dentures for a long time, can I still get implants?
In many cases, yes! We’ll just need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your jaw to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.
Will I get to use my implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day they’re placed?
No, we must allow time for your implants to integrate with your bone. This is what makes your implants truly stable and will help ensure you enjoy many years or decades of use out of them. We typically wait between 4 and 6 months before attaching to your implants.
Will there be pain after the procedure?
While experiences will vary, you should expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their post op appointment reporting very little discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.
Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?
We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.
Are implant dentures really secure?
Yes! They are much more secure than dentures alone, and we are able to increase the retention with stronger inserts if you prefer.
Can I remove the palate of the denture (roof of mouth)?
It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread the dental implants out to be able to remove a portion of the palate in a snap-in denture. With our All-On-4 procedure, we can guarantee the ability to remove the palate, but that's not always the case with snap-in dentures.
When we are able to remove the palate, this increases the ability to taste for many patients, and also increases hot and cold sensitivity, making for a more natural experience. For those patients with a severe gag reflex, removing the palate of the denture can also help provide relief.
When can I have the palate (middle part that covers roof of mouth) removed from my denture?
If you are a candidate for a palate-less denture, it will be removed from your final denture. This is after healing and osseointegration are complete and we are ready to attach to your implants (appromximately 4-6 months after placement of your implants).
How often will my implant inserts need to be changed?
Typically 1 to 2 times per year. This will depend on how many implants you have, how strong your bite is, how frequently you take your dentures in and out, and several other factors.
WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This will wear out your inserts significantly faster. Only place your implant dentures in by hand.
What is alveoloplasty? Why is it important?
Alveoplasty is a procedure where the doctor contours your jawbone. This procedure is important because it can significantly improve the fit and comfort of your dentures.
What are tori? Do they need to be removed?
Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of many patients. They are not harmful, however, they can prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so your doctor will often recommend having them removed.
Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?
This is completely normal when you first have a prosthesis (denture) placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.
How long will I bleed after the procedure?
Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.
An old home remedy that still works really well to help clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your extraction site or sites, and the bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.
Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?
We do not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we do not know what their success will be like long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.
Can food get under my implant dentures(s)?
Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food under it. The great thing about implant dentures is how easy they are to clean. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.
How long should I take off work for recovery after my procedure?
Every patient is different. Some return to work the next day, others wait a week or two. Since there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to get used to eating and speaking with your new teeth, the longer you can take off, the better.
What is a soft liner?
A soft liner is a cushion we place inside your denture to help it fit and feel better as your mouth heals and changes shape following extractions.
Am I too young for this procedure?
No, this is not just a procedure for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely beneficial to your overall physical health. Also, having teeth that allow you to confidently smile, laugh, and converse can be hugely beneficial to your emotional health. Again, needing to replace teeth early in life is not uncommon at all.
What items should I have ready for after my procedure?
- Ice packs
- Wash cloths you don’t mind throwing away
- Comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing away
- Soft foods such as:
- cottage cheese
- protein shakes
- mashed potatoes (gravy optional)
Once I have my implant teeth attached, will I know how to use them right away?
Just as you would need practice in order to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to get used to your new prosthetic teeth. With that being said, since they are attached with implants, your dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.
Will I know how to speak with my new teeth right away?
Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. S’s will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” will help you get used to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a slight lisp long term with implant dentures.
Will my dentures still rock?
Some patients may experience very slight rocking with their dentures. For patient who have 2 lower implants, these must be placed in the front of the jaw making it possible for some rocking to occur. A dab of adhesive at the back on each side of the lower denture will usually take care of this.
I can’t stand having the roof of my mouth covered. What are my options?
In this case, your best bet would be the All-On-4 procedure. Not all snap-in dentures can have the palate removed.
Are implant dentures removable?
Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them very convenient. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; and snap them back in.
Can implants fail?
While titanium dental implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that can cause them to fail:
- failure to integrate into the bone
If an implant fails within the first year, your dentist will replace it at no charge to you.
What is involved in maintenance of implant dentures?
- Snaps | Periodically you’ll need to change out the snap rings in your implant dentures. These wear and lose retention over time and as you take your teeth in and out. They’re quick and affordable to have changed out.
- Cleanings | Just like with natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants cleaned periodically. Any buildup on your implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
- Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth will still change over time, so your dentures will need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and ensure that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on your implants.
- Home maintenance | It only takes a few minutes a day. Take your dentures out 1-2 times per day and brush them with a denture brush or very soft bristled toothbrush. Also, don’t forget to clean your implants. scrub these with a very soft dental brush also.
Get New Teeth Today!
Denver Dentures and Implants is your prime choice for full mouth dental implants. With our affordable pricing, personalized approach, and specialized expertise, we are committed to elevating smiles and changing lives. Book a free consultation today and take the first step towards a brighter, more confident you.
Single-Tooth Implants Cost
This pricing is the best in the area while also providing the best final result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together more times than they can count.
Available Financing & Payment Options
Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant procedure.
Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)
Interest-free up to 6 months
Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)
Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval
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