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?

Denver Dentures and Implants | Oral Health Reimagined: Implant-Supported Dentures in Denver

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.

Denver Dentures and Implants | Oral Health Reimagined: Implant-Supported Dentures in Denver
Denver Dentures and Implants | Oral Health Reimagined: Implant-Supported Dentures in Denver

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.

Customized Solutions

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.

Denver Dentures and Implants | Oral Health Reimagined: Implant-Supported Dentures in Denver
Denver Dentures and Implants | Oral Health Reimagined: Implant-Supported Dentures in Denver

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.

Feature

Implant-Supported Dentures

Traditional Dentures

Stability

Exceptional stability due to anchoring on dental implants, eliminating slippage and movement.

Moderate stability; may require adhesive and can slip or move.

Comfort

Designed for optimal comfort, reducing irritation and sore spots.

Can cause discomfort due to friction against gums.

Chewing Efficiency

Near-natural chewing ability, allowing for a varied diet.

Limited chewing efficiency; may restrict food choices.

Material Quality

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.

Aesthetics

Mimics the appearance of natural teeth for a seamless look.

May appear less natural due to material limitations.

Bone Preservation

Stimulates jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving facial structure.

Does not engage the jawbone, potentially leading to bone loss over time.

Longevity

Designed to last many years with proper care; less prone to wear and tear.

May require frequent adjustments and replacements.

Initial Cost

Higher upfront cost, starting at $18,000 at Denver Dentures and Implants.

Generally lower initial cost but may incur additional expenses over time.

Long-Term Value

Excellent long-term investment due to durability and low maintenance.

May offer good value initially but likely to require periodic replacements and adjustments.

In-House Customization

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?

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.

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At Denver Dentures and Implants, our implant-supported dentures are a testament to our expertise and commitment to quality. With our competitive pricing and personalized approach, you can be assured of receiving the best care in Denver.

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