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Dentures – Greeley, CO

Replace Any Number of Teeth All at Once

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Without a full set of teeth, a meal at your favorite restaurant or a casual conversation can become a needlessly challenging task. It’s a good thing, then, that dentures in Greeley remain as reliable as ever when it comes to filling in the empty space in your smile! The prosthetics that Dr. Smith and Dr. Cure can give you will be designed to reliably and comfortably in your mouth so that you can use them to eat, speak, and smile like you normally would. Call us today to start the process of creating your one-of-a-kind dentures.

Types of Dentures

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Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Dentures are a viable option in almost any scenario where you’ve lost multiple teeth. Of course, whether you receive partial dentures or full dentures depends on the number of teeth lost. (Remaining teeth might need to be removed if you’re getting full dentures.)

While we’ll recommend dental implants to support false teeth whenever possible, they can only be placed in a healthy mouth with enough jawbone density. If you want implants, Dr. Smith or Dr. Cure may need to recommend additional procedures such as bone grafting and periodontal therapy first; that way we’ll know whether the surgery can be performed safely.

Benefits of Dentures

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Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

When possible, we may recommend that your dentures be supported by a strategic number of dental implants. Implant posts act as artificial tooth roots that help preserve the jawbone and firmly hold prosthetic teeth in place. You’ll never have to worry about your dentures slipping at the wrong time or no longer fitting correctly because the jaw changed shape. And since the dentures are permanently fixed in your mouth, you don’t have to take them out at night, and you’ll be able to brush them as if they were natural teeth.

Denture FAQs

Having provided many full and partial dentures over the years, we know that you’re likely to have plenty of questions about your new teeth – what the process of getting them is like and how your life will change afterwards. Dr. Smith and Dr. Cure are happy to answer your questions during your initial consultation and follow-up visits; you can also reach out to us any time with your concerns. Below are some common questions about dentures that we’re often asked.

Will Dentures Start to Smell?

If dentures aren’t cleaned regularly, bacteria can start to build up in the various nooks and crannies they contain. Also, wearing dentures tend to lead to a decrease of saliva, which leads to a dry mouth that allows bacteria to multiply, which often leads to bad breath. To avoid this, make cleaning your denture a regular habit; use a soft bristled brush and a specialized cleaner on it every day, and soak it in a disinfecting solution when you remove it at night. It also helps to rinse it after every meal so that leftover food doesn’t stay where bacteria can feed on it for too long.

Does Getting Dentures Hurt?

There is often some discomfort after tooth extractions, which are often performed to make room for full dentures. It normally improves after 3 to 5 days. When you receive your actual dentures, some soreness might be experienced while your mouth is adjusting. Sometimes this particular discomfort only lasts a short amount of time while in other cases, it can take months; it all depends on the person, and it can often take longer to adjust to new dentures if you’re already used to wearing a different pair. Nevertheless, the pain should fade eventually. If it lasts for too long, call us so that we can check for fitting problems or possible health issues.

What Foods Do I Need to Be Careful of With Dentures?

Anything that’s sticky, such as peanut butter, can pull dentures out of place, making the chewing process arduous and increasing the risk of food particles slipping under your false teeth and becoming trapped against the gums. Also, shelled nuts and anything else containing small, hard to chew pieces could cause serious damage to your dentures, and hard foods like raw carrot sticks and whole apples could potentially break them. When you eat pork chops or other tough meats, cut them into small pieces that don’t require excessive chewing.

Can I Claim Dentures as an HSA?

If you rely on a health savings account (HSA) for dentistry, one of our team members can go over the details with you to determine whether it will cover dentures and to what extent. You can usually expect dentures to qualify for reimbursement since they are a restoration without which you wouldn’t be able to maintain a healthy, functional smile. The same holds true for flexible savings accounts (FSAs), but those normally have a cap on how much coverage you’re eligible for each year, so be aware of that.

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