Transform Your Smile Today With Denver Dentures and Implants

Considering options for missing teeth or dissatisfied with your current dentures? At Denver Dentures and Implants, we offer an alternative: flexible partial dentures. While not a widely popular choice, they remain an option for specific cases.

With our state-of-the-art practice and affordable options, our focus is on providing reliable and long-lasting dental care in Denver.

What Are Flexible Partial Dentures?

Flexible partial dentures serve as a dental solution for replacing one or multiple missing teeth. In contrast to conventional varieties crafted from acrylic or metal, these are made from thermoplastic resins like nylon or polypropylene, which gives them the ability to bend and flex.

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Points to Consider When Choosing Flexible Partial Dentures

Here’s what to keep in mind when opting for flexible partial dentures:

  • Made from high-quality materials that withstand daily wear and tear (but may not last as long as other options).
  • Designed to be less visible but not always the most natural-looking.
  • Easy to clean and care for, requiring no special solutions.
  • Made from hypoallergenic materials that minimize irritation and allergic reactions.
  • The flexibility allows for a snug fit, reducing the need for frequent adjustments.
  • Designed to minimize speech impediments often caused by traditional dentures.
  • Allows for better chewing functionality compared to conventional options.
  • The flexible material makes it easier for new users to adapt compared to rigid dentures.

While they offer some benefits, such as a snug fit and the absence of rigid clasps, they may not be the best long-term solution for everyone. For those seeking a more durable and permanent option, dental implants like our specialized All-On-4 procedure are often recommended.

The Procedure

Opting for flexible partial dentures is a multi-step process that we’ve streamlined for your convenience and comfort. Let’s review the key phases you’ll experience when at Denver Dentures and Implants:

 

1. Initial Consultation

Your path to a renewed smile starts with a comprehensive consultation at our Denver-based clinic. This session involves a detailed oral examination, potentially including X-rays and 3D imaging, to evaluate your dental health.

2. Customized Treatment Plan

Based on the initial assessment, our team of dental experts will create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs.

3. Crafting Your Dentures

Once the plan is approved, our in-house dental lab swings into action. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, our skilled technicians carefully construct your flexible partial dentures in accordance with our high standards for comfort and durability.

4. Fitting and Adjustments

After your dentures are crafted, we invite you back for a fitting session. Any required adjustments are made immediately, courtesy of our on-site lab, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal functionality.

5. Post-Fitting Follow-Up

To ensure your complete satisfaction and address any potential issues, we schedule a follow-up appointment. This allows us to make any minor adjustments and provide guidance on proper care and maintenance.

Who Is This For?

Flexible partial dentures are for people of all ages who have specific needs or constraints, such as allergies to traditional denture materials or a need for a temporary solution. However, there are superior options available that ensure long-term, comprehensive dental care.

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Flexible Partial Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

 

Feature

Flexible Partial Dentures

Traditional Dentures

Material

Thermoplastic Resin (e.g., nylon)

Acrylic or Metal

Comfort

Moderate (adapts to mouth contour)

Low (may require adhesive)

Aesthetics

Relatively natural-looking

Less natural

Durability

Moderate

Low

Maintenance

Low (easy to clean)

Moderate (special cleaners)

Cost

Premium

Generally less expensive

Biocompatibility

High (hypoallergenic)

Varies

Adjustments Needed

Fewer

More frequent

Speech Impact

Minimal

Potential for impediment

Chewing Efficiency

High

Moderate

The All-On-4 Alternative

While we excel in providing flexible partial dentures, we also specialize in the All-On-4 dental implant procedure. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, All-On-4 could be the ideal choice for you. 

It offers benefits like:

  • Natural Feel: Provides a similar experience and appearance to natural teeth.
  • Quick Results: Achieve a new smile in just one day.
  • No Bone Grafts: Suitable for those with insufficient bone for traditional implants.

Get in touch to find out more.

Why Choose Denver Dentures and Implants?

Choosing a dental service provider is a significant decision that impacts not just your oral health, but also your overall quality of life. At Denver Dentures and Implants, we understand these concerns and have tailored our services to meet and exceed your expectations in several areas:

Specialized Focus

Unlike general dental practices, we focus solely on dental implants and dentures, ensuring you receive expert care from specialists excelling in these fields.

Cost Transparency

Dental procedures are a notable investment, which is why we maintain transparency in pricing at Denver Dentures and Implants. Our services are often more affordable than our competitors, without sacrificing quality.

Personalized Experience

Despite our large-scale operation, we mimic a private practice approach, ensuring personalized attention to thoroughly address each patient’s unique dental needs.

In-House Lab

Our on-site dental lab expedites the process, allowing real-time adjustments and customization, reducing the need for multiple visits, and ensuring swift dental solutions.

Quality Materials

Whether it’s dental implants or flexible partial dentures, we never cut corners. We utilize only the highest quality materials, ensuring durability and aesthetic appeal.

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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:
          - soups
          - yogurt
          - cottage cheese
          - smoothies
          - protein shakes
          - eggs
          - 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
  • smoking
  • diabetes

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.

Book a Free Consultation

Ready to explore your options for enhancing your smile and uplifting your quality of life? Get in touch with Denver Dentures and Implants today to book your free consultation.

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