Denver Dentures and Implants: The Ultimate Solution for a Confident Smile

Are you tired of hiding your smile due to missing or damaged teeth? Denver Dentures and Implants is here to offer you a life-changing solution: custom dentures. Our specialized service ensures that you regain not just your smile but also your confidence and quality of life.

What Are Custom Dentures?

Custom dentures are not your average, one-size-fits-all dental prosthetics. They are meticulously designed and crafted to fit the unique contours of your mouth, providing an unparalleled level of comfort and functionality. Unlike traditional options, which can often feel bulky and unnatural, custom dentures are made using advanced technology and high-quality materials to mimic the appearance and feel of natural teeth.

Key Features of Custom Dentures

  • Tailored Fit: The impressions of your mouth will be used to create the denture, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.

  • Natural Appearance: Advanced materials and craftsmanship give these dentures a life-like appearance, making it almost impossible to distinguish them from natural teeth.

  • Durability: Made from premium materials, custom dentures are designed to last, resisting wear and tear better than their traditional counterparts.

  • Optimized Functionality: The accurate fit enhances your clarity of speech and allows for greater flexibility in your eating options, thereby enriching your day-to-day life.

  • Ease of Maintenance: They are easier to clean due to their custom design and quality materials, reducing the risk of bacterial buildup and oral infections.

  • Enhanced Stability: Custom dentures include features that enhance stability, reducing the likelihood of slippage or movement during daily activities.
Denver Dentures and Implants | Custom Dentures in Denver: Elevate Your Smile Today
Denver Dentures and Implants | Custom Dentures in Denver: Elevate Your Smile Today

The Custom Denture Process

1. Initial Research and Consultation: We begin by reviewing the options available to you, then schedule a free consultation for a preliminary dental exam and to discuss your needs.

2. Dental Impressions and Design: After the consultation, we take dental impressions to create a model of your mouth. Our on-site technician then designs a denture tailored to your dental structure using advanced technology.

3. Trial and Final Fitting: A prototype or ‘trial’ denture is initially fitted for comfort and appearance. Any necessary modifications are made before proceeding to the final fitting.

4. Follow-Up and Long-Term Care: Comprehensive aftercare includes immediate follow-up appointments for any minor alterations and long-term care guidance to maintain the longevity of your custom dentures.

5. Periodic Reviews: Scheduled reviews ensure ongoing comfort and assess any wear and tear, making adjustments as needed.

Custom Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

When choosing between custom and traditional dentures, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons to determine which option best suits your needs.

Features/Benefits Custom Dentures Traditional Dentures
Fit Tailored to the individual’s mouth for a snug fit Generic fit, may require adhesives for stability
Materials High-quality, durable materials Typically made from acrylic or other less durable materials
Appearance Life-like, almost indistinguishable from natural teeth Limited customization, may look less natural
Functionality Enhanced ability to speak and eat a variety of foods May limit types of food that can be comfortably eaten
Comfort Reduced irritation due to precise fit Potential for gum irritation due to less precise fit
Maintenance Easier to clean, less prone to bacterial buildup May require more frequent cleaning and use of adhesives
Cost Higher initial investment but long-term cost efficiency Generally less expensive upfront but may require more frequent replacements
Availability Takes time to craft but offers long-term benefits Quicker availability due to pre-fabricated design
Adhesives Required Rarely, if ever, require the use of adhesives Often require the use of adhesives for added stability
Speech Clarity Improved enunciation due to accurate fit May cause speech issues due to a less secure fit
Nutritional Benefits Efficient chewing aids in digestion and overall health Less efficient chewing may limit nutritional intake
Long-Term Durability Resistant to wear and tear, offering long-term durability May be prone to wear and tear, requiring more frequent replacements
Ease of Replacement/Adjustment Can be easily adjusted or modified for long-term comfort Easier to replace but less likely to offer long-term comfort

 

By opting for custom dentures from Denver Dentures and Implants, you’re choosing a solution that prioritizes your comfort, aesthetics, and overall well-being.

Why Choose Denver Dentures and Implants for Custom Dentures?

  • Affordable Pricing: Our custom dentures are much cheaper than competitors like ClearChoice, saving you thousands of dollars.

  • Personalized Care: Despite being a large chain, we offer a private practice experience, ensuring a more personalized approach.

  • On-Site Technician and Dental Lab: Our in-house lab guarantees the lowest cost while using the best materials.

  • Comprehensive Aftercare: We offer follow-up appointments to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your new dentures.

  • Flexible Payment Options: To make our services accessible, we offer various payment plans and financing options.

  • High-Quality Materials: We use top-grade materials like titanium and zirconia to ensure durability and a natural look.

  • Expertise: Specializing solely in dental implants and dentures, our team has the experience to deliver the best results.

  • Quick Turnaround: With our in-house lab, we can offer same-day denture services in some cases.

  • Advanced Technology: We employ the latest dental technologies for precise measurements and fittings, ensuring optimal comfort.

  • Client Education: We provide you with all the information you need to care for your dentures, maximizing their lifespan.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many implants will I need?

The upper implant denture will need at least 4 implants. The lower implant denture will need at least 2 dental implants. The more implants you have, the more secure the denture will typically be. This is especially true for the lower denture. Three or four implants in the lower is generally much better than just two.

How much do implant dentures cost?

For pricing information on snap-in implant dentures click here!

I have had dentures for a long time, are implants still an option?

In most cases, yes! Our doctor will just need to see you for a free consultation, during which we will do a 3D CBCT scan of your mouth to see if you have enough bone for dental implants.

Will I get to use the implants (snap my dentures on to them) the same day of the procedure?

No, we must allow time for the implants to integrate with the 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 usually wait between four and six months before securing to your implants.

Will there be pain after the implants are placed?

While experiences will vary, you can expect some soreness and possibly swelling after the procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their post op appointment, reporting minimal tenderness. You will be prescribed pain medication to help relieve any discomfort.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

Our practice does 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 you relax and often makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. If you choose this, we will write a prescription, which you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: A driver is REQUIRED for the procedure, someone who can drive you once you have taken your oral sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking this medication.

Are implant dentures really secure?

Yes! Implant dentures are much more secure than dentures alone, and we are able to increase the retention with even stronger inserts if you prefer.

Can I remove the palate (roof of mouth) of this type of denture?

It depends. Ideally, we would need to spread out the dental implants in order 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 isn't always an option 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 covering the roof of the 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 finished and we are ready to attach to your implants, approximately 4-6 months after placement of your implants.

How often will my implant inserts require changing?

Usually once or twice per year. This often depends on how many implants you have, the strength of your bite, how frequently you take your dentures in and out, and multiple other factors.

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT BITE YOUR DENTURES INTO PLACE ON YOUR IMPLANTS! This can wear out the inserts much 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? Must they be removed?

Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of some patients. Tori are not harmful, however, they might prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so the 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 mouth considers it a foreign object and attempts to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should stop within 2-3 days.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Additionally, you can expect to 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 our office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra 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. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

Our practice does not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we do not know what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not use zirconia implants at this time.

Can food get lodged beneath my denture implant(s)?

Yes, any oral prosthetic will get some amount of food beneath it. The wonderful 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 much time should I take off work to recover after the procedure?

Every patient is different. Some return to work the following day, others wait up to two weeks. As there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to get used to speaking and eating 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 snap-in dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It is very common for patients in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need teeth replacement. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial for your general physical health. Also, having teeth which allow you to have a confident smile, laugh, and converse can be very helpful for your psychological health. Again, wanting to replace teeth earlier in life is not uncommon.

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:

          - soups

          - yogurt

          - cottage cheese

          - smoothies

          - protein shakes

          - eggs

          - mashed potatoes (gravy optional)

Once I have my prosthetic teeth attached, will I know how to use them immediately?

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, you will need patience and practice to get used to your new replacement teeth. With that being said, since they are attached using implants, your dentures will be much easier to get used to than regular dentures.

Will I know how to talk with my new teeth right away?

Again, this will take some time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. The letter S will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "seventy seven" can help you get used to your new teeth. Sometimes, patients might have a slight lisp long term with implant dentures.

Will my dentures still rock?

Some patients may experience very slight rocking with their implant dentures. For patients with 2 bottom implants, these will need to be placed in the front of your mouth making it possible for some rocking to happen. A dab of adhesive at the back on each side of the lower denture will usually correct 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.

Can I remove implant dentures?

Yes. Having removable implant dentures makes cleaning them very easy. Just take them out; clean the denture(s), your gums, and implants; then 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
  • smoking
  • diabetes

If an implant fails within the first year, your dentist will replace it at no charge to you.

What is involved with maintaining implant dentures?

  • Snaps | Periodically you’ll need to replace the snap rings in the implant dentures. These wear and lose retention over time as you take your teeth in and out. They’re quick and affordable to have replaced.
  • Cleanings | Similar to natural teeth, you’ll need to have your implants professionally cleaned periodically. Any buildup on the implants will be removed and your dentures will be cleaned.
  • Periodic re-fittings | Your mouth can still change over time, so the dentures may need to be re-fitted to ensure their best performance and ensure that unnecessary stress isn’t being put on the implants.
  • Home maintenance | It takes just 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, remember to clean the implants. Scrub these with a very soft dental brush too.

Book a Free Consultation

Ready to enhance your smile and uplift your quality of life? Get in touch with Denver Dentures and Implants today to book your complimentary consultation for custom dentures.

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