Denver Dentures and Implants: The Ultimate Solution for a Confident Smile
Are you seeking a smile transformation that combines aesthetics with functionality? Welcome to Denver Dentures and Implants, your go-to destination for exceptional oral health solutions. Our implant-supported dentures could be the answer you’ve been seeking.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures represent a revolutionary advancement in oral prosthetics, offering a robust and reliable alternative to traditional solutions. Unlike conventional dentures that rest on the gums, these are anchored to dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone. This secure foundation eliminates common issues such as slippage and discomfort, providing you with the confidence to eat, speak, and smile without hesitation.
The procedure typically involves the All-On-4 technique, which is also used for hybrid dentures, where four to six strategically positioned implants support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. This not only ensures optimal stability but also minimizes the need for bone grafting, making the process more accessible and less invasive.
The All-On-4 Procedure
Discover how Denver Dentures and Implants can offer you a customized, efficient, and budget-friendly path to a radiant smile.
Streamlined Implant Placement
The All-On-4 procedure sets itself apart with its unique implant placement strategy. Unlike traditional methods requiring up to eight implants, this technique achieves full-arch restoration with just four or six, enhancing efficiency without compromising stability.
Strategic Angling for Optimal Support
Our expert dental surgeons utilize a specialized method during the procedure. Two implants are inserted vertically at the front of the jaw to capitalize on higher bone density. The remaining two are angled at the back, optimizing support and reducing the need for additional procedures like bone grafting.
Cost-Effective and Time-Saving
This innovative approach not only shortens the treatment timeline but also offers a more budget-friendly option. The reduced number of implants and potential elimination of bone grafting contribute to a cost-effective solution for full mouth restoration.
Leveraging advanced technology and our in-house dental lab, we tailor each All-On-4 procedure to meet individual needs. Simply, we offer a bespoke solution that aligns perfectly with your dental health goals and lifestyle.
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Why Choose Denver Dentures and Implants?
When it comes to your dental health, you deserve the best. Here’s why Denver Dentures and Implants should be your first choice:
1. Competitive Pricing
n the competitive landscape of dental restoration, Denver Dentures and Implants stands out for its affordability. While other providers like ClearChoice often charge upwards of $50,000 to $60,000 for full-mouth restoration, we offer a starting price of just $18,000.
2. Uncompromised Quality
Despite affordable pricing, we don’t compromise on quality, using top-tier materials like medical-grade titanium for implants and high-quality acrylic or zirconia for prosthetic teeth. These durable, biocompatible materials ensure a natural look and feel.
3. In-House Dental Lab
Our in-house dental lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology, allowing for precise customization of your implant-supported dentures. Here, our skilled technicians work closely with our dental surgeons to craft prosthetics that meet our stringent quality standards.
4. Quality Meets Affordability
By managing the entire process from consultation to fabrication in-house, we eliminate the middleman, passing the savings directly to you. This enables us to offer top-tier dental solutions at a fraction of the cost, making quality dental care accessible to more people.
5. Financing Options
We understand that dental implants are a significant investment. That’s why we offer various financing options to make our life-changing services more accessible. Our longer-term payment plans can be tailored to fit your budget, making it easier for you to invest in a solution that will last a lifetime.
Implant-Supported Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
Choosing the right dental solution can be a complex decision, influenced by various factors. Below, we’ve broken down key features, offering insights into why many consider implant-supported dentures to be the superior option.
Exceptional stability due to anchoring on dental implants, eliminating slippage and movement.
Moderate stability; may require adhesive and can slip or move.
Designed for optimal comfort, reducing irritation and sore spots.
Can cause discomfort due to friction against gums.
Near-natural chewing ability, allowing for a varied diet.
Limited chewing efficiency; may restrict food choices.
Utilizes medical-grade titanium for implants and high-quality acrylic or zirconia for prosthetic teeth.
Typically made from acrylic or other polymers in sub-standard options, lacking the strength of titanium.
Mimics the appearance of natural teeth for a seamless look.
May appear less natural due to material limitations.
Stimulates jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure.
Does not engage the jawbone, potentially leading to bone loss over time.
Designed to last many years with proper care; less prone to wear and tear.
May require frequent adjustments and replacements.
Higher upfront cost, starting at $18,000 at Denver Dentures and Implants.
Generally lower initial cost but may incur additional expenses over time.
Excellent long-term investment due to durability and low maintenance.
May offer good value initially but likely to require periodic replacements and adjustments.
Customized in our in-house dental lab featuring state-of-the-art technology for precise fit and aesthetics.
Customization varies by provider; may not offer in-house services.
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?
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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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