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Dentures – Westminster, CO

An Affordable & Reliable Tooth Loss Solution

Woman with dentures in WestminsterDentures are removable, artificial teeth that are typically made from acrylic. They restore your ability to eat properly, improve your speech, and help support your overall facial structure. Teeth can be lost for a multitude of reasons, including decay, gum disease, or through involvement in an accident. In cases like these, J.B. Dental in Westminster can expertly construct a complete or partial denture to restore your beautiful smile! Call us today if you are interested in learning more about how you can get started on your path to a complete smile.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Man after receiving dentures in Westminster

Whether you are missing multiple teeth or a complete upper or lower row of teeth, dentures can be a good choice for tooth replacement.

When meeting with Dr. Bancroft and her team, she will perform a thorough examination of your oral health and determine which option might be best for you. Any existing issues (i.e., dental decay, gum disease, loose teeth) will need to be addressed before moving forward with dentures.

Effects of Missing Teeth

Woman holding her upper denture

Living with a mouth full of missing teeth (or even multiple) can do more than just cause a decline in your self-esteem. Being unable to eat the foods you love, speak without slurring your words, or smile confidently can take its toll.

Many individuals suffering from tooth loss complain that they struggle with physical, emotional, and mental problems because of the challenges that come with missing teeth. Whether it is depression, low self-esteem, jawbone resorption, facial sagging, or additional tooth loss, the effects can be troublesome.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

A full set of dentures on a table

Qualifying for dentures typically means that you are missing multiple teeth or an entire arch (or both) and want to do something about it. But before treatment can begin, it is essential that Dr. Bancroft perform a thorough examination of your mouth and facial structures. Reviewing any existing healthy teeth for decay as well as the health of your gum tissues will determine if preliminary treatments are required.

Whether they are or not, our team at J.B. Dental will work to ensure that your mouth is a safe and supportive environment for dentures.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

A set of implant dentures

In your discussions with Dr. Bancroft, you may decide that dentures are not the right solution for you, and you desire to learn about alternative tooth replacement options. In this case, you will learn about both dental bridges and dental implants.

  • Dental Bridges – Consisting of two dental crowns and free-standing artificial teeth, a dental bridge fills in the space and bridges the gap left behind by missing consecutive teeth. Abutment teeth on either side of the gap are used to support the custom bridge, as dental crowns are bonded over the tops while the remaining pontics (artificial teeth) sit on top of the gums.
  • Dental Implants – Titanium posts are used to create complete smiles. When it comes to receiving a full denture, between four and six dental implants are seated within your jawbone, fusing with surrounding tissues over time before a customized denture is secured on top of the implant posts.

Types of Dentures

Partial dentures lying on a table

Adults who want a complete smile without undergoing invasive surgery can turn to full or partial dentures, while those who prefer a more permanent option can opt for implant dentures, as they are affixed to the jawbone for optimal stability.

For those concerned with aesthetics, J.B. Dental offers a Valplast® partial with all tissue-colored clasps and no visible metal. J.B. Dental offers many options including our more affordable standard dentures, as well as premium dentures which provide the highest quality of appearance and comfort. We will design your partial denture to look like your natural teeth so that your smile appears seamless.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth and avoid a shift of the surrounding teeth due to the space left by the missing tooth. Partials made with a cast metal framework for strength are best for patients who are missing several teeth, but whose remaining teeth are healthy and solid in the bone.

Full Dentures

Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing from either the upper or lower arch. Their acrylic base and artificial teeth blend in with existing gum tissue so that individuals can feel more comfortable and confident with a natural-looking aesthetic.

Implant Dentures

Implant dentures are unlike traditional dentures, as they fuse with a patient’s jawbone. Instead of resting on top of the gums or attaching to healthy teeth, implant dentures replace both the roots and the crowns of teeth so that jawbone resorption does not occur over time. It also leaves patients with a more natural and longer-lasting smile.

Benefits of Dentures

Middle-aged man wearing glasses and smiling

When it comes to the benefits of dentures, you can expect to enjoy:

  • Greater confidence in your appearance because of the natural-looking materials that are used.
  • Prosthetics that will last years and even decades with proper care.
  • Improved overall health, as you will be able to eat nutritious foods that benefit your mouth and body.
  • A stronger bite and chewing power so that you can freely consume denser foods.


MOlder woman at the dentist’s office

As you consider how you plan to replace your missing teeth, one of the leading factors may be the cost of dentures in Westminster. Although you may want a set price so you can easily compare and contrast against other options, the truth is no two cases are alike. You must schedule a consultation with Dr. Bancroft to discuss your situation before learning how much you can expect to pay for your new teeth. You will also need to consider how dental insurance will play a part in the financial aspect of your treatment. To help you better understand how the cost of your prosthetic will be personalized to you, review the following information and contact us with any questions.


Dentures in Westminster

The cost of your dentures will be dependent upon various factors your denture dentist in Westminster will consider during your initial consultation, such as:

  • Any preliminary treatments you might require before receiving your dentures (i.e., bone grafting, periodontal therapy)
  • How many teeth you are missing and if you need a partial, full, or implant denture
  • The materials used to create your denture base and artificial teeth. The base is commonly created using acrylic while artificial teeth are typically made of acrylic or porcelain

There are indeed many dentists who use cheaper materials when crafting dentures for their patients; however, it is important to remember that you get what you pay for. Opting for less expensive materials can mean brittle and easily breakable prosthetics. If you want a solution that lasts longer, it’s best to choose higher-quality materials that can withstand daily wear and tear.


Implant dentures in Westminster

Yes, it is true that implant dentures are more expensive than traditional prosthetics upfront. These permanent prosthetics must be surgically placed into your jawbone for maximum support, effectiveness, and longevity. This is one of the many reasons they cost much more in the beginning. Yet, as you consider the minimal maintenance required of these prosthetics and the immense benefits you’ll receive, it’s easy to see why millions of people are already living with and enjoying this type of tooth replacement.


Dental insurance paperwork in Westminster

It is common for most dental insurance companies to provide coverage for dentures. Depending on your plan and coverage levels, your carrier may agree to pay anywhere from 50-80% of the total cost. This can be great savings for you! However, if you’re unsure about your policy and need help better understanding the details, our team can assist in explaining your benefits, helping you to maximize them, and filing any necessary paperwork and claims on your behalf.


Woman with dentures in Westminster

Ensuring your denture treatment is affordable is one of the many goals of our team at J.B. Dental. Dr. Bancroft understands any type of dental work is costly, which is why she offers two alternatives to keep costs low and within reach:

  • B. Dental Membership Program: If you are without dental insurance, you can enroll in this unique program by paying one low yearly fee. Included are basic preventive services as well as 20% off all other available dental treatments.
  • CareCredit: Whether you’re uninsured or need help paying the remaining balance after filing with your insurance company, CareCredit makes it possible to enroll in a low or zero-interest financing plan. You can break up the cost of your treatment into monthly payments, allowing you to stay within your budget.


Patient listening to dentist speak about dentures

At J.B. Dental, Dr. Bancroft and our team understand losing teeth can be a difficult and challenging experience. This is why she is committed to providing effective tooth replacement solutions to help patients recapture their smiles. If you choose dentures in Westminster to replace your missing teeth, you can expect us to remain by your side throughout the entire process, answering your questions and addressing your concerns along the way. Because we know you probably have many inquiries about these prosthetics, below is a list of questions asked by our previous patients. Feel free to review the following information and contact us to discuss further.


Individuals over the age of 40 are the most likely to wear dentures. It is estimated that around 57% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 are wearing some type of denture. 66% of people between 40 and 64 have one missing tooth while only 33% of adults between 20 and 39 are without at least one pearly white. While dentures remain a popular choice for tooth replacement, other solutions are becoming increasingly popular, such as dental implants.


While you might assume it is safe to use traditional toothpaste to clean your dentures, it is not. Regular toothpaste is often highly abrasive and can scratch your artificial teeth, causing them to become damaged and less natural in appearance. Instead, you will want to purchase non-abrasive toothpaste or a specific denture cleaner. To ensure your prosthetic remains free of any bacteria, you’ll need to regularly brush your teeth after every meal.


It is strongly advised that you do not sleep with your dentures in your mouth. It is best if you remove them before going to bed. Why? The reasons are many, some of which include:

  • Your dentures need time to soak and be cleared of any bacteria, dried saliva, or harmful particles that have accumulated throughout the day
  • Your gums and bone need time to breathe and restore important nutrients
  • Pneumonia can develop if dentures are left in, as bacteria can form underneath the prosthetic
  • You can develop a yeast infection within the gums if dentures are consistently worn overnight


Initially, when you receive your new dentures, you may develop a slight lisp. The adjustment phase is different for everyone, as timelines vary. However, there are things you can do to reduce this timeframe and return to speaking normally much sooner. During the first several weeks of wear, try slowing your speech and carefully sounding out difficult syllables. You might also read aloud to yourself or others. This will help your cheeks, tongue, bone, and existing teeth become more accustomed to this foreign object inside your mouth.

If you prefer to err on the side of caution, your denture dentist in Westminster may recommend using a bit of denture adhesive to help hold your prosthetic in place.