It’s hard to get really, truly excited about dentures. They’re not particularly glamorous dental restorations, and they have a long history of being bulky, cumbersome, and ill-fitting. Countless aging-related jokes and comedic situations play off dentures’ lack of appeal. If you’ve had dentures in the past, you may even have your own negative experiences coloring your outlook on these whole-mouth restorations.
We’ve got some news that may just change the way you view dentures and partials. They’re no longer necessary evils, but something entirely different. Modern dentures take advantage of improved technology and materials to provide a tooth replacement solution that patients actually love. No longer are dentures the punching bag of the dental world; they’re a positive solution that will restore health, beauty, and function to your smile.
How Replacing Missing Teeth Has Changed
We’re all aware that technology is constantly evolving. But the technological realms that we typically pay attention to (like the most recent update to your cell phone brand of choice) overlook other arenas. Dental technology has changed so drastically in the last 20-30 years that complex treatment is now an entirely different experience, for both patients and dentists. Denture fitting and fabrication methods are no exception. With the aid of enhanced impressions, precision fitting, and patient-friendly, highly aesthetic materials, today’s dentures are nearly unrecognizable from their predecessors. Whether you’re currently in the market for dentures, or thinking about future restorative options, there’s never been a better time to replace your missing teeth.
Geneva Dentures in Denver
Geneva dental appliances are Swiss-made porcelain restorations that mimic natural teeth incredibly well. At Cherry Creek Dentistry, Drs. John and Olinga Hargreaves are experienced with Geneva’s remarkable dentures and ready to fit your own set (and they’re some of the only dentists in the Denver area to offer them). Geneva dentures embraces the Swiss Denture Concept, which emphasizes patient-dentist communication and patient-specific personalization.
Dentures need to be carefully crafted in order to embody a natural look and feel. Within a set of Geneva dentures, each tooth is individually hand-crafted and finished. It’s this attention to detail that truly sets Geneva dentures apart – the end result is a lifelike but still functional smile. These dentures’ durable construction makes the porcelain crowns resist abrasion, wear, and stains. Once you’ve grown acclimated to your new dentures, they will feel completely at home in your mouth. You will revel in your rebuilt smile and renewed chewing and speaking abilities. We find that Geneva dentures completely change patients’ lives.
Dental Implants as Restorative Partners
Seeking something even more secure than a well-fitting denture? Adding dental implants to your restorative treatment will provide additional stability. Implants sit in the jaw bone, where they form a natural connection with the natural bone tissue. Once the implants have integrated successfully, they may be paired with dental restorations like dentures to soothe patient concerns. The dentures fit over the implants and gain security from these restorative anchors. Patients wearing dentures with dental implants find that they’re never worried about slipping, clicking, adhesive, or other common denture problems.
While not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, there may be preparatory steps you can take to get your mouth to the right place. A bone graft or periodontal treatment could resolve lingering issues and ready you for implants. The only way to know for sure whether implants are for you is to schedule a consultation.
If you’ve like to learn more about modern dentures, Geneva appliances, or dental implants, we’d love to talk with you about your restorative options. Just give us a call at (303) 758-7676.