If you’re a Denver resident who has lost your teeth and are currently wearing a denture as a tooth replacement option, this post is for you! It’s no secret that there are numerous drawbacks to dentures.
Dentures can slip around in your mouth, causing discomfort and sensitive gums. They can make eating and even speaking difficult. They don’t look or feel natural. And an upper denture can cover your whole palate, reducing your sense of taste. Not to mention, traditional removable dentures almost always cause unhealthy bone loss. As you can imagine, most of our Cherry Creek dental patients try to avoid old fashioned dentures whenever possible.
At New Image Dental Implant Center in Denver, we offer alternatives to the removable full denture that can change your life.
- Fixed Bridge: This is a bridge (several replacement crowns fused together) that is attached permanently to the gums with dental implants. This revolutionary technology allows full, permanent tooth replacement! No more taking your dentures out to clean them, no more relines, and no more fake gums. This is also the best option to restore sense of taste.
- Bar-retained implant-anchored dentures: If you aren’t ready for a fixed bridge, this option is still removable, but is anchored onto dental implants in the gum. The denture attaches to your gums by a bar attachment that aligns with the curve of your jaw. The denture has special attachments that allow it to clip firmly onto the thin metal bar. This keeps the denture secure and comfortable.
- Ball-retained implant-anchored dentures: This is similar to the above option, but the implants in the gums have little balls, or studs, that stick out slightly from the gums. These then fit into attachment points on the denture for a secure fit.
Dental implants—whether a fixed bridge or implant-anchored dentures—have an enormous success rate in Denver. For those who are candidates for dental implant surgery, the advantages are immense and the risks are minimal.
If you would like to know more about dental implants and how they might fit into your particular situation, give New Image Dental Implant Center a call. We can be reached at 303-321-8400.
We look forward to helping you upgrade your smile and your quality of life!
New Image Dental Implant Center
3737 E 1st Ave Ste C
Denver, CO 80206