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Restore Your Smile and Confidence
with Dentures

For patients missing all or the majority of their upper or lower teeth, dentures provide an effective solution that improves one’s ability to chew, speak more clearly, and regain function that was limited as a result of tooth loss. At our Greeley, CO, dental practice, Dr. Stephen Brown offers dentures to improve aesthetics and function. Dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care, we offer cost-effective treatment for predictable results. Dr. Brown will determine your candidacy during a consultation at our office. Performing a full evaluation of your oral health, he will assess your jawbone and bite. Getting to know you as an individual, Dr. Brown will talk to you about your goals and help you identify which denture options are right for you. After your examination, Dr. Brown will create a custom treatment plan that will best fit your needs.

Types of Dentures

Missing several or all of your teeth can affect your quality of life. Dentures restore your smile, providing aesthetics, function, and health.

Advances in the field of dentistry have led to multiple denture options. Each option is unique, designed to meet your specific needs and budget. Some of the options Dr. Brown will discuss with you include:

  • Conventional: Traditional, or conventional, dentures are removable. They are the most affordable teeth replacement option and can be fabricated using an array of materials, ranging from acrylic to high-quality porcelain. Though they offer an attractive aesthetic result, traditional dentures lack the stability of implant-supported restorations. Dental adhesives are sometimes used to help keep the dentures in place.
  • Partial Dentures: For patients with multiple, sporadic missing teeth, a partial denture can fill the gaps. Partials can be held in place with special clasps that attach to adjacent teeth for added stability. Though more secure than conventional dentures, many patients find that partial dentures move and shift during everyday functions, such as eating or speaking.
  • Implant-supported Dentures: To add security and stability, dental implants can be used to support dentures. Dental implants preserve jawbone structure, preventing further bone loss. For this reason, they are generally considered superior to conventional dentures. An implant-supported denture, or snap-on denture, does not shift or slip out of place, and can be removed for easy cleaning. While this is a viable option for many, some patients prefer a permanent solution.
  • Fixed Dentures: Patients who do not want a removable teeth replacement option may benefit from a permanent denture solution, such as the All-on-4® dental implant technique. The prosthesis can be affixed to implants using tiny connectors (abutments), providing a secure and reliable result. Typically more expensive than alternative teeth replacement options, fixed dentures offer the most stable, long-term results.
Illustration of implant-supported dentures and traditional dentures.
Advances in the field of dentistry have led to multiple denture options

Benefits of Dentures

Missing several or all of your teeth can affect your quality of life. Dentures restore your smile, providing aesthetics, function, and health. In addition to improving your oral and overall health, dentures can also help bring back your confidence. Dentures give your smile brilliance, and can help you become the best version of yourself.

Receiving Your Dentures

Once it has been determined you are a candidate for dentures, the treatment process can begin. A few steps you can expect when undergoing treatment for a new denture include:

  • Impressions: In order to create models of your mouth, impressions will be taken.
  • Fabrication of Denture: The models will be sent to our partner dental lab, where a technician will use them to fabricate your new prosthesis. This process can vary in length, but typically takes one to two weeks.
  • Placement: Once your finished denture arrives from the lab, we will schedule an appointment to deliver your new prosthesis. Carefully checking your bite, Dr. Brown will make sure your new dentures fit properly during this appointment.
  • Adjustments: Your gum tissue will undergo slight changes, so it is normal to need a few adjustments after receiving your dentures. This is completed to make sure you are comfortable with your new teeth.

Pros and Cons of Traditional Dentures

Conventional dentures are a highly effective teeth replacement option for many patients, but they are not for everyone. Dr. Brown will work with you to determine which option will yield the best results. Advantages and disadvantages of traditional dentures include:

Pros:

  • A simple solution for replacing all missing teeth
  • Typically less expensive than alternative replacement options
  • Ability to eat a wider variety of foods
  • Pressure is equalized and spread evenly over the entire arch
  • Reduces changes in the bite that could lead to joint and muscle problems

Cons:

  • Dentures do not preserve bone structure
  • Can negatively impact taste
  • Relines and adjustments will be necessary
  • Dentures tend to shift or slip out of place
  • Can result in a sunken appearance of the face

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are interested in exploring denture options to replace your missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen Brown today. During your consultation, you will undergo a complete evaluation to examine your bite and your treatment goals with be discussed in full. Contact us online or call our office at (970) 353-6249.

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I am very pleased with the service I received at Dr. Brown's office. All the people there are very nice and easy to work with. I would refer anyone to this office, I am very happy with my dental work done here.

-Barbara S.
Greeley, CO