Denver Dentures and Implants: Your Ideal Solution for Missing Teeth

If you’re in Denver and dealing with missing teeth, Denver Dentures and Implants offers a range of solutions, including removable partial dentures. While this option provides a quick fix, you might also consider our specialized All-On-4 or single dental implants for a more permanent solution.

What Are Removable Partial Dentures?

Removable partial dentures are dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth in your mouth. Unlike full dentures, which replace a complete set, these are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, often connected by a metal framework. 

How They Work

Custom-made to fit your mouth precisely, removable partial dentures are anchored in place by clasps that attach to your existing teeth. Additionally, some use precision attachments, which are discreet mechanisms that interlock components on both the natural tooth and the denture. Once fitted, they restore functionality to your mouth, allowing you to eat and speak more comfortably.

Benefits of Removable Partial Dentures 

Restoration of Oral FunctionAllows patients to chew and speak more effectively by replacing missing teeth.
Aesthetic ImprovementHelps restore a person’s smile by filling in gaps left by missing teeth, leading to increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
Prevention of Tooth DriftBy filling in gaps, removable partial dentures prevent adjacent teeth from drifting into empty spaces, which can cause misalignment and bite problems.
Improved Facial ContourCan help support facial muscles and structures, preventing the “sunken” appearance that can occur with missing teeth.
Flexibility and AdaptabilityCan be modified to accommodate changes in the mouth, such as the loss of additional teeth.
Protection of Remaining TeethBy distributing chewing forces more evenly and preventing overloading of the remaining natural teeth, they can help reduce the risk of wear and damage to these teeth.


While removable partial dentures serve as a functional solution for missing teeth, it’s worth considering more permanent options like All-On-4 dental implants for a more natural feel and improved oral health.

The All-On-4 and Single Implant Advantage

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, All-On-4 and single-tooth implants stand out as a superior choice for those seeking a permanent solution. Here are the unique advantages of choosing these options at Denver Dentures and Implants:


  • Cost-Effectiveness Over Time: A long-term investment that eliminates recurring costs associated with denture maintenance and replacement.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Offers a natural look and feel, closely mimicking your original teeth in both function and appearance.
  • Improved Oral Health: Unlike removable dentures, these implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and promoting better oral health.
  • Convenience and Ease of Use: A fixed, low-maintenance solution; you can say goodbye to the daily hassle of removing and cleaning dentures.
  • Greater Food Choices: You can enjoy a wider variety of foods without worrying about dislodging or damaging your dental prosthetics.
  • Boosted Self-Confidence: Stability and natural appearance can significantly enhance your self-esteem and quality of life.
  • Durability and Reliability: Constructed from top-tier materials designed to endure daily usage, they provide a sturdy and dependable solution.
  • Minimal Impact on Adjacent Teeth: Unlike other options like bridges, single-tooth implants have no negative impact on nearby teeth, preserving the overall integrity of your dental structure.
Denver Dentures and Implants | Removable Partial Dentures in Denver
Denver Dentures and Implants | Removable Partial Dentures in Denver

Why Choose Denver Dentures and Implants?

Denver Dentures and Implants stands out as a leader in the field, offering a range of advantages that make us the ideal choice for your dental care needs.

  • Competitive Pricing: We offer some of the most cost-effective solutions in the market, making high-quality dental care accessible to more people.
  • Personalized Service: Our practice combines the resources of a large chain with the intimate feel of a private clinic, ensuring each patient receives personalized attention.
  • On-Site Lab and Technician: Our in-house lab and skilled technicians enable quicker turnaround times and higher quality control for all dental prosthetics and implants.
  • Specialized Expertise: We focus solely on dental implants and dentures, ensuring you receive specialized care from experts in the field.
  • High-Quality Materials: We use only the best materials for your dental solutions, balancing affordability with long-lasting quality.
  • Comprehensive Consultation: Our extensive initial consultation ensures that we understand your specific needs and can recommend the best treatment options for you.
  • Financing Options: We offer flexible financing options, allowing you to get the care you need without financial strain.


Book Your Consultation Today

Denver Dentures and Implants is here to guide you every step of the way, whether you’re considering All-On-4 or single dental implants or leaning toward removable partial dentures. Don’t hesitate – contact us today.

Removable Partial Dentures vs. Single-Tooth vs. All-On-4 Implants

To help you make an informed choice, we’ve created a comprehensive table that compares All-On-4 and single-tooth implants with removable partial dentures across key criteria.


CriteriaRemovable Partial DenturesAll-On-4 Dental ImplantsSingle Tooth Implants
Cost-EffectivenessLower initial cost; potential for ongoing maintenance costsLong-term investment; fewer ongoing costsMid-range cost; fewer ongoing costs
LongevityMay require frequent adjustments and replacementsDesigned to last a lifetimeDesigned to last a long time
Natural FeelLess natural feel; may cause discomfortMimics natural teeth in function and appearanceVery close to natural teeth in function and appearance
Oral Health BenefitsNo jawbone stimulation; potential for bone lossStimulates jawbone; prevents bone lossStimulates jawbone; prevents bone loss
MaintenanceHigh; daily removal and cleaning requiredLow; regular brushing and dental check-upsLow; regular brushing and dental check-ups
Aesthetic AppealModerate; may be visible clasps or metal frameworkHigh; closely resembles natural teethHigh; indistinguishable from natural teeth
Food RestrictionsSome; caution needed with hard or sticky foodsFew to none; eat freelyFew to none; eat freely
ConvenienceMust be removed daily for cleaningFixed solution; no daily removalFixed solution; no daily removal



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.
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