Like any highly technical procedure not all dentures are the same. Dr. Simon has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years and has extensive experience working with the edentulous and partially edentulous. In Dr. Simons experience in spite of many discount “in one day” denture clinics promising superior results, he has found there are no shortcuts. Despite the perceived notion that “it’s just a denture” replacing all or many teeth properly is not simple. At Advanced Dental Arts after a thorough examination and consultation, we typically schedule at least 5 appointments prior to delivering your denture. For many patients adapting to a new denture or partial denture takes time, Dr. Simon takes whatever time necessary to see you to ensure your satisfaction.
A desirable alternative to a traditional denture is an over denture. An over denture uses either dental implants, or in some cases several remaining teeth as anchors to attach the denture to your jaw. By attaching the denture to implants or remaining teeth a dramatic increase in function and comfort will result. A second very important benefit provided by the implants or retained teeth is the preservation of bone. Once a patient loses their teeth, or becomes edentulous, the remaining bone will deteriorate making the fit of the denture difficult over time. By building an over denture we can virtually eliminate those problems.
Partial dentures are made by attaching the replacement teeth to gum colored spaces that attach to a metal framework. The partial can attach to remaining teeth with a metal clasp or ideally attach to crowns using precision attachments. The precision attachment is nice because it snaps into the crown and makes the partial denture fit even better and eliminates the unsightly clasps. Each case is different so we will assess each person and recommend the best solution for you.
Over a period of time, your denture or partial denture will need to be relined or remade due to normal wear. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see your dentist annually for an examination and cancer screening
- When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped.
- Don’t let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you’re not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.
- Brushing your dentures daily will remove food deposits and plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained. An ultrasonic cleaner may be used to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing.
- Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
At Advanced Dental Arts, we are sensitive to the anxiety and apprehension that patients experience at the thought of needing a root canal. With few exceptions, root canals can be as routine as having a few fillings completed. We have Nitrous Oxide Sedation available that can be used in conjunction with local anesthetic to ensure your experience is a comfortable one. We go the extra mile to ensure your comfort with BluRay entertainment and a warm blanket as well.
See your dentist if your dentures break, chip, crack or become loose. Don’t be tempted to adjust them yourself this can damage them beyond repair.
H. Paul Cohen, Esq.
“I actually believe that if you value your time or your teeth, then Dr. Simon is without a doubt the biggest professional service bargain in the entire metro Denver area.”
“It has been five years since Randy performed their magic on me. I have never regretted the decision and I am still thrilled with the results.”
“Dr. Simon at Advanced Dental Arts is, by far, the best dentist I have ever been to. I used to avoid going to the dentist, and only went when I had a problem, but Dr. Simon made me feel so comfortable that now I go even when I am not in pain.”
“Dr. Simon's professional knowledge, his concern for his patients, and the group of dental professionals he works with, all make me confident that anyone choosing him will be making the right decision.”
Howard J. Pollack
“ You truly did an amazing job and words alone cannot express our gratitude.”