Elevate Your Smile With Denver Dentures and Implants
Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? At Denver Dentures and Implants, we specialize in transforming smiles through our state-of-the-art and advanced full mouth dental implants. Our expertise lies in the revolutionary All-On-4 procedure, designed to give you a complete smile makeover in the most efficient and effective way.
What Are Full Mouth Dental Implants?
How Does the All-On-4 Procedure Work?
The All-On-4 procedure is a groundbreaking approach to full mouth dental implants that addresses many of the concerns you may have about traditional dental solutions.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how it works, along with the advantages that make it a superior choice for many:
Step 1: Initial Consultation and Planning
Your journey starts with a thorough consultation where our dental experts evaluate your oral health and discuss your needs. Any concerns can be openly addressed at this stage, ensuring a procedure tailored to your expectations.
Step 2: Teeth Removal and Implant Placement
On the procedure day, any remaining teeth are extracted, followed by the strategic placement of four to six dental implants in each arch, serving as the foundation for your new teeth.
Step 3: Immediate Bridge Attachment
A low-profile, temporary bridge is attached to the newly placed implants. This means you won’t have to leave the clinic without teeth, addressing a major concern many patients have about the implant process.
Step 4: Healing and Osseointegration
A healing period follows, during which the implants integrate with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This is crucial for the stability of the implants.
Step 5: Final Bridge Placement
Once healing is complete and the implants have fully fused with the jawbone, the final, permanent bridge is attached, giving you a durable and natural-looking set of teeth.
Advantages of the All-On-4 Procedure
- Quick Recovery Time: The procedure is minimally invasive, which means less discomfort and a faster return to your regular activities.
- Immediate Functionality: Your temporary bridge is functional from day one. While a soft diet is recommended initially, you can still enjoy the freedom of eating and speaking without the challenges often associated with traditional dentures.
- Cost-Effectiveness: The All-On-4 procedure requires fewer implants than conventional methods, making it a more cost-effective solution without compromising on quality or stability.
- Bone Preservation: The strategic placement of the implants helps preserve your jawbone, reducing the likelihood of facial structure changes that often occur with missing teeth.
- Long-Lasting Results: Made from premium materials, your new set of teeth is designed to last a lifetime with proper care, offering you a durable solution to a problem that has likely affected your quality of life for too long.
Why Choose Denver Dentures and Implants?
At Denver Dentures and Implants, we stand out with four key pillars, making us the go-to choice for those seeking a lasting and confident smile.
1. Affordable Excellence
When it comes to dental implants in Denver, we are notable for our affordability. Unlike many competitors, we offer various financing options and payment plans, facilitating a long-term investment in your oral health.
2. Personalized Care in a Professional Setting
Despite being a large chain, Denver Dentures and Implants offers a personalized approach that mimics a private practice. Our team is dedicated to providing care tailored to your unique dental needs.
3. Unmatched Expertise
We specialize exclusively in dental implants, ensuring that you receive treatment from experts in the field. Plus, our on-site technician and dental lab further enhance the standard and efficiency of our services.
4. Premium Materials, Optimal Results
We never compromise on quality. We use titanium for the implant posts due to its exceptional strength and biocompatibility. When it comes to the crowns, we offer two premium choices: durable, natural-looking zirconia and cost-effective PMMA, ensuring a dental solution tailored to your needs and budget.
Full Mouth Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures
Discover why our functional All-On-4 full mouth dental implants are the ultimate choice for a transformative smile.
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Stability and Comfort
Require adhesives and can slip, causing discomfort and difficulty in eating and speaking.
Anchored securely to the jawbone, offering unparalleled stability and comfort.
Can look artificial, affecting confidence and self-esteem.
Designed to mimic natural teeth, boosting confidence with a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Longevity and Durability
Require frequent adjustments and replacements every 5-7 years.
Crafted from premium materials like titanium and zirconia, it is designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
Oral Health Benefits
Can lead to bone loss over time, affecting facial structure and oral health.
Implants fuse with the jawbone, stimulating it and preventing bone loss, thus maintaining facial structure.
Maintenance and Care
Require removal for cleaning and overnight soaking.
Can be cared for like natural teeth through regular brushing and flossing, making them a more convenient option.
Lower initial cost but frequent replacements make them less cost-effective long-term.
Higher initial cost, but durability, low maintenance, and health benefits make them more cost-effective in the long run.
It’s clear that full mouth dental implants offer a multitude of advantages over traditional dentures. At Denver Dentures and Implants, we specialize in this life-changing service, aiming to provide not just a new smile, but a new lease on life.
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
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.
Am I a Suitable Candidate?
Wondering if you’re a good fit for our transformative All-On-4 full mouth dental implants? The answer often lies in a combination of factors.
Here’s how we assess your candidacy:
Your journey to a rejuvenated smile begins with a free consultation at Denver Dentures and Implants, where our dental experts assess your oral health to determine your suitability for full mouth dental implants.
While age is not a limiting factor, the procedure is often popular among mature adults who are looking for a permanent, hassle-free solution to missing teeth.
The All-On-4 procedure at Denver Dentures and Implants, a worthwhile investment for your oral health and overall well-being, is priced transparently covering all extractions, necessary implants, and fixed temporary and final teeth. Various financing options are also available to make this transformative procedure accessible.
Good general health is essential for the success of dental implants. Conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or severe gum disease may need to be managed before you can undergo the procedure.
Personal Preferences and Lifestyle
Your lifestyle and personal preferences also play a role. If you’re looking for a durable, low-maintenance solution that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, full mouth dental implants could be the ideal choice for you.
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.
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