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Dentures

If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you likely struggle with everyday tasks, such as eating, speaking, and smiling confidently.

At Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, CO, we can provide partial or full dentures that will restore your smile and improve your bite.

How have modern techniques improved dentures?

Improve the Quality of Your Daily Life Get Custom Dentures

New technology and lighter, more natural-looking dental materials have transformed the look and fit of dentures and changed lives in the process.

At Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, Dr. Gregory Bauer takes advantage of the latest advancements to create dentures that look like your natural teeth and, especially with dental implants, act like natural teeth too.

Turn Back the Clock

Well-fitting dentures support your lips and cheeks. Dr. Bauer will customize your dentures to complement the shape of your face and even take years off your appearance.

Make Daily Tasks Easier

With a custom denture from our practice, you can experience a renewed ability to eat comfortably, speak clearly, and smile freely, improving your overall quality of life.

Benefit from Implants

Implant-supported dentures are the closest alternative to natural teeth. These dentures are incredibly secure and provide a stronger bite than traditional dentures. Dr. Bauer can use dental implants to hold either a partial or full denture securely in place.

What Does an Implant-Supported Denture Look Like?

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Dentures Defined

Dentures are made up of two parts: prosthetic teeth and a gum-colored plastic base

At our Lakewood dental practice, our patients can choose from traditional and implant-supported options for dentures and partial dentures. Traditional partial dentures and full-arch dentures are removable. They are held in place by clasps, dental adhesive, or natural suction.

Implant-supported dentures stay in place thanks to implants, small posts inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. Implants are what make these dentures fit, feel, and look more like your natural teeth.

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Traditional Dentures Vs. Implant-Supported Dentures Which One Is Right for You?

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are a fast, affordable, and a tried-and-true solution. However, they do have disadvantages. These full and partial dentures can move in the mouth, leading to problems speaking and eating. In addition, they need to be removed overnight for cleaning and to give your gums a rest. A long-term risk is that dentures accelerate bone loss in the jaw. As your jaw changes shape, your denture becomes loose and will need to be relined or replaced to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. A shrinking jawbone will also result in a lack of support for your facial structure, making you look older than you are.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures offer a number of important advantages over traditional dentures. The implant itself, which functions like a tooth root, stimulates rejuvenating bone growth in the jaw, keeping it strong and maintaining your facial profile. Implant-supported dentures are also versatile. They can either be permanently fixed in your mouth so you care for them like regular teeth or you can snap your dentures onto implants so you can remove them for nightly cleaning. Since both options attach to implants, they provide the stability you want for confident speaking and eating. 

Looking for Reputable Advice About Dentures? Call for a Consultation

Dentistry offers patients so many options to replace missing teeth that it's not surprising patients get overwhelmed. At Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, Dr. Bauer can help clear up any confusion. He'll start by assessing your mouth to determine which options are right for you. He'll then go over the pros and cons of the remaining choices so you can decide which one is best for you.

Contact us online to ask a question or reach us by phone: 

Call: (303) 988-6767

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Dr. Bauer and his family

"Best Dental Work Around!"

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andriagee

2020

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Is it crazy to say that I actually look forward to going to the dentist!?? I have been going to Dr. Bauer for years (both the old one and the new one) and they do the best dental work around! The whole staff is friendly and courteous and they truly make me love my teeth!! Best dentist ever!

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Vicki Groninga

2020

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Dr. Bauer and his staff are amazing!! Dr. Bauer is caring, compassionate and a wonderful dentist. He takes the time to explain everything he is doing and is really gentle...I have never really been fond of dentists but my experience with this practice has changed my outlook, The staff here is the best! I highly recommend this practice to anyone searching for a dentist

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What Does a Denture Cost? Defined

Traditional dentures typically cost between $2,100 and $2,700 per arch. Implant-supported dentures, which require oral surgery to place the implants, will cost more, but many patients believe the benefits of a secure, functional bite and healthy jaw outweigh the cost. To get accurate pricing, we recommend requesting a consultation so we can determine if you are a suitable candidate for implant-supported dentures and what your procedure would cost.

Replace Your Old Restoration

Dentistry moves fast, and Dr. Bauer understands the importance of using the latest materials and technology in the creation of dentures. If you are unhappy with the look, feel, or fit of your old-fashioned dentures, it may be time to visit a modern dentist. Dr. Bauer can perform advanced imaging and collect detailed impressions to design a set of dentures that are comfortable and look like natural teeth.

If your old restoration is serving your needs but needs to be repaired, we can help with that too. We work with a local boutique dental lab that uses the finest materials and latest technology to create and repair restorations.  

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Are You a Candidate for Dentures?

Although most patients are good candidates for traditional removable dentures, the candidacy restrictions are much more stringent for implant-supported dentures.

Traditional

In general, most patients with widespread tooth damage or tooth loss are good candidates for removable restorations. Traditional dentures simply rest on the gums and are removed at night for cleaning and to let your gums rest. If you have outstanding oral health concerns like gum disease or loose teeth, our dentist can perform the necessary treatments prior to beginning your restorative dentistry treatment.  

Implant-Supported

Implant-supported dentures are held in place with a small post that is inserted into the jawbone. Good candidates should be healthy enough to undergo surgery and have sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implant. Because dental implants also increase the cost of treatment, you will also need to be willing to invest in your smile. Lastly, you will also need to commit to a longer treatment timeline.

Do You Hate Going to the Dentist?

We understand that many patients dread going to the dentist, so we go out of our way to make patients feel welcome at Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood. Our patients regularly report that they feel extremely at ease while visiting our Lakewood office, and our practice has received over 100 5-star reviews on Google and other sites.

Dr. Bauer wants every one of your visits to Bear Creek Family Dental to be comfortable and relaxing, so we offer sedation for lengthy procedures and patients who simply feel anxious. If there is anything that our team can do to promote your comfort, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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Dennis Zanto

2020

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We have been going Bear Creek Dental for about 35 years long before Greg Bauer took over for his uncle. Service has not changed in the entire time. The Dr and hygienists all very caring, honest and easy to talk to. Don’t change.

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Vern Weber

2020

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I have been going to Bear Creek Dental for 15 years and have had the best of care and everyone is great.

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Dr. Gregory Bauer

Dr. Bauer of Bear Creek Family Dental is committed to providing every patient with a positive dental experience. We use the latest tools and techniques at our office to preserve and promote your oral health. Dr. Bauer is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (303) 988-6767 today.

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