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Full & Partial Dentures

Full & Partial Dentures

What is a Denture or Partial?

Both dentures and partials help to transform your entire smile, both aesthetically and functionally. If you’re missing your natural teeth, there is no reason for you to feel ashamed or embarrassed. Dentures are prosthetic devices assembled to restore missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the mouth.

Traditional dentures are removable and simply “sit” on the gums. Dentures have been around for many years and are still an option for some patients. A well-made traditional denture can give years of service. Unfortunately, this type of denture is prone to moving every time you eat, talk, or even open your mouth due the gum and bone continuing to shrink. As your fit changes, traditional dentures should be relined or rebased regularly.

Implant supported dentures help preserve the gum and bone, improve fit and function. Therefore they are a better long term solution for missing teeth. Dr. Grabiak is experienced in the treatment of missing teeth with both traditional and implant supported dentures. Dr. Grabiak is involved in the clinical and laboratory aspects of each denture and implant supported denture made in the office. He has experience treating cases that are straightforward to very complex. While addressing fit, comfort, and esthetics, Dr. Grabiak understands that each patient needs a different level of support, which he and his staff can accommodate.

Why would someone need a Denture or Partial?

Extensive tooth loss can negatively impact your life in many ways. You may struggle with eating your favorite foods, speaking clearly, and feeling confident with the way you look. Fortunately, we can repair your smile with traditional dentures or implant-supported dentures. Our restorations are custom-made to fit your mouth and look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Who is a candidate for either a Denture or Partial?

At Denver Dentistry our focus has always been on building positive relationships with our patients. Patients who are interested in dentures or partials, with severe dental needs are often frustrated or exhausted by the time they come to us. In addition to restoring dental function and appearance, we strive to create a positive treatment environment. Dr. Grabiak is an expert in preserving what remains and replacing what you have lost—emphasizing your long-term prognosis and overall health. Dr. Grabiak and his team are determined and focused on providing an outstanding experience using both time-tested, evidence-based traditional and state-of-the-art modern techniques.

What happens during the Denture or Partial procedure?

If you’re tired of trying to hide your smile, it’s time to schedule your 60-minute new patient assessment with Dr. Grabiak.During your consultation, you’ll discuss your personal needs and desired treatment outcomes directly with Dr. Grabiak. He will examine your teeth, gums, and bone, so he can create a personalized treatment plan to specifically address your needs and wants.

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The foundation of providing safe and personalized holistic care begins by getting to know you and your goals for your oral health and overall health, both short term and long term. Dr. Grabiak will then learn about your family’s dental and medical history, along with your dental and medical history. Afterwards, we begin your exam by taking a sample of your saliva (Sillha), checking for seven different biomarkers. That same day, we will send you home with a report showing how you scored in those different biomarker categories.

The head and neck examination is often overlooked by busy clinicians but it is as crucial as an element of the oral cancer examination. Dr. Grabiak begins his exam outside of the mouth by starting with a soft tissue check of the neck and the jaw. A thorough head and neck examination is essential for detecting early skin cancers, any overdeveloped jaw muscles that may be contributing towards bruxism, and enlarged lymph nodes that may indicate an active virus or infection.

After the extraoral exam, Dr. Grabiak begins his extensive intraoral exam. During Dr. Grabiak’s exam he is evaluating the teeth, uvula, mucosal tissues, tongue, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, and the oropharynx. Part of this exam includes taking high-definition photos of the mouth, all at different angles so you can see exactly what he is seeing. Our hygienist will then come in and complete a comprehensive periodontal assessment. In some cases, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist may recommend additional testing to get to the root cause of the evidence of symptoms they are seeing in your mouth. This entire process takes roughly an hour. In some cases, depending on what Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist had found during their exam we will invite you back for a follow-up appointment called review of findings.

In preparation for the review of findings, Dr. Grabiak and your hygienist will take the time to evaluate all of the data that was collected from your examination and testing to determine your specific needs. At your review of findings appointment Dr. Grabiak will sit down with you one on one to review the data that was collected from your appointment, along with any recommendations. This allows you the time to ask Dr. Grabiak any questions that you may have about your treatment recommendations and expectations from treatment.

Jeromy Mulkey

Jeromy Mulkey

Operations Manager

Jeromy received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved to Colorado in 2015 from Hannibal, New York (a small town outside of Syracuse) and that is when his career in the dental field began. Jeromy started in corporate dental as a patient coordinator and quickly progressed to office manager and then running multiple specialty practices over the next 5 years. Holistic dentistry was an exciting new challenge and Jeromy couldn't be happier with his family at Denver Dentistry. Holistic dentistry was a breath of fresh air and gave a new excitement and passion for learning of all the new sciences and technologies the Denver Dentistry team has integrated into their practice. Jeromy currently lives in Sheridan and enjoys living close to the mountains. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, playing soccer and basketball, camping, and hiking. Jeromy is passionate about delivering excellent customer service and assisting the team in bringing more smiles to satisfied patients.
Chelsea White

Jazmin Contreras

Dental Hygiene Assistant

In 2020 Jazmin graduated from Colorado Mesa University at the top of her class with a degree in Kinesiology. From a young age Jazmin knew she had a passion and interest in the medical field which led her to gain various experiences in the medical field. However, when she first came to Denver Dentistry, she fell in love with dentistry and knew this was her passion. Dr. Grabiak and his team offered a unique holistic approach to the field; something Jazmin has always been highly interested in. She quickly realized this is where she was meant to be and Denver Dentistry instantly felt like home. In her free time she and her fiance enjoy traveling and participating in outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Chelsea White

Chelsea White

Lead EDDA

Chelsea is a born and raised Florida girl and has now been a Colorado resident for 5 years. She has loved dentistry for a long time, and couldn’t see herself in any other profession. Knowing her career path, she went to school at Central Florida Institute to become a dental assistant with an extended program. Graduated in 2012 as a Dental Assistant and as an EDDA, she looks forward to esthetics and happiness with patients. As someone who has been in the field for almost 10 years, she strives to work as a team to meet all expectations with the patient. In her free time she loves to hike, and explore the beautiful places Colorado has to offer.

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