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About Dentures

Results and Testimonials

Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For people who are seeking the lowest cost smile replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, conventional dentures offer a better quality of life.

With our on-site lab, we can offer our patients the lowest prices and, in some cases, same day denture services.

How can we make our dentures so inexpensive?

At Prescott Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab on-site! This lets us eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their higher prices. Other competing dental practices will charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention these offices can take weeks or even months to get your dentures when we can do it all in just one day. We also have more expertise than other offices because we limit our services to only dentures and implants.

Our denture prices start as low as $1,549. Schedule a free consultation now to get started on your new smile!

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customized for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help fill out areas of the face which have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most budget-friendly method of replacing a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Higher quality of life | enjoy an improved quality of life with the ability to enjoy more of the foods you love and laugh and smile with family and friends.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office with completely new teeth the same day your old teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures immediately | The alternative is getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, and then having to learn to function with dentures once you’re healed.

Traditional/Immediate Dentures vs. Snap-In Implant Dentures

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Denture Cost

Price does not include tooth extractions.

Traditional Dentures

$1,549

Single Denture

$3,098

Denture Set
Most life-like appearance
Exceptional wear and stain resistance
5 year warranty

Immediate Dentures

$1,749

Single Denture

$3,498

Denture Set
Most life-like appearance
Exceptional wear and stain resistance
5 year warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

What are immediate dentures?

As the name implies, immediate dentures are those which are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. These dentures help control bleeding and swelling; they act like bandages over your extraction sites.

What is the process of getting immediate dentures?

The process typically takes 6 months, but may take longer for some patients.

  • Impressions will be taken prior to your procedure with your natural teeth still present. From these impressions, your dentures are made.
  • Procedure – your teeth are removed and the new teeth are placed.
  • Series of soft liners (soft re-fittings) over 6 month healing period.
  • Final re-fit (processed hard reline) at end of 6 month healing period.

 

What is it like getting used to these dentures?

The experience will be different from patient to patient, but it does require patience and practice. Your mouth will be going through quite a lot of changes over the 6 month healing period. Remember, it does get easier over time and we are here for you through the entire process.

Some dentures look very fake. Will mine look that way?

Absolutely not. A common fear patients have is that their dentures will not look natural and people will immediately know they're dentures. Our highly skilled lab team will make certain you won't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," just beautiful, natural-looking teeth. No one will know.

How will dentures fit?

The fit of dentures largely depends upon the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures tend to fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full bottom dentures tend to feel loose and have an inclination to "float" in your mouth since your tongue and cheeks are constantly working to dislodge them. It's for this reason that we strongly recommend dental implants with bottom dentures.

How do I chew with these new dentures?

Cut your food into small pieces, chew smaller bites, and chew with food on both sides of your mouth to even out your bite.

I can’t taste as much with my dentures. Is this normal?

Yes, the palate of a complete top denture covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth reducing the taste sensitivity.

My bottom denture is difficult to chew and speak with. Is this common?

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than upper dentures. The tongue and cheeks moving will push and pull on the lower denture and dislodge it. Speak with the doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. These can help tremendously with lower denture fit and function.

My dentures feel like they’re becoming loose?

This is common with immediate dentures. Your jaws and gums will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between the dentures and gums. We place soft liners in your dentures to fill in this space. This should help them fit and feel better as you heal.

What are denture adjustments and how often will I need them?

New dentures often have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During a denture adjustment, we will pinpoint the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating you, reduce the amount of pressure they put on the tissue, and smooth them thoroughly. This is completely normal with all new dentures and one or more adjustments should be expected.

Will I be charged for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments at no charge for the first 6 months after receiving your final teeth or permanent hard reline. After this period, there is a small fee to adjust your dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

  • Clean your dentures every day with antibacterial hand soap and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture brush
  • Store your dentures in water when not wearing them

What should I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either denture cleaner or antibacterial hand soap and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture brush. Scrub them at least once daily
  • Soak them in a denture cleanser (optional)
  • Ultrasonic cleaner

Should I take my dentures out before bed?

Yes, we do recommend taking your dentures out when you sleep and also whenever possible throughout the day. This gives your gums time to "relax" and get natural, cleansing saliva flow to them. Also, if you're a teeth grinder, taking your dentures out will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can I boil the dentures to clean them?

No! Do not boil your dentures to clean them. The heat can warp them. If this happens, they will need to be replaced.

Can the dentures get damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. Although these materials are quite strong, they can become damaged. Be careful to not drop them, especially onto hard surfaces like quartz countertops, ceramic tiles, etc.

One of the most frequent ways dentures are damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Animals and pets enjoy chewing on dentures and have been known to damage them irreparably quite fast. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t get to them.

If the dentures get damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in many cases they can. One of the best features of acrylic dentures is the ease and affordability of repair compared to other materials. And in many cases, repairs are be completed the same day.

Is there pain after this procedure?

Though experiences will vary some, you should expect some discomfort and possibly swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the following day for their post op exam reporting very little pain. You will be prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

Excess saliva is perfectly normal when you first have an implant placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should subside within a few days.

Can I be put to sleep for the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

What are full dentures?

Full dentures are dentures that replace all of your natural teeth in either the upper arch, lower arch, or both.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are dentures that replace some of your missing teeth in an arch. They typically attach to the surrounding, natural teeth for stability and support.

What advantages can I expect from dentures?

  • Enhanced confidence | Great looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customized for each individual.
  • Facial support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face that have sunken in following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Better chewing ability leads to better digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences in your denture levels?

Our dentures provide better wear resistance, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go up in levels.

Will I know how to eat with my dentures immediately?

Just like you would need practice in order to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to become used to your new teeth. Patience and practice are the keys to improving with your new dentures as quickly as possible.

Will I know how to talk with my new teeth right away?

Again, this will take a little time, but with a little patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" will help you get used to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a small lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get beneath my dentures(s)?

Yes, any prosthetic in the mouth will get some amount of food under it. The convenient thing about dentures is how easy it is to clean them. Just remove them; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and place them back in.

How much time should I take off work to recover after any extractions?

Generally 4-7 days is enough time to recover. That being said, since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to become accustomed to speaking and eating with your dentures, the more time you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion that is placed in your denture through your healing process. It fills in the spaces that are created as you heal helping your dentures to fit and feel better.

I feel like I’m too young for dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for senior citizens. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, and 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your overall health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile confidently with teeth you can be of can benefit your psychological health.

What items should I have ready for after my procedure?

  • ice packs
  • wash cloths you don’t mind throwing away
  • comfortable clothes you don’t mind throwing away
  • soft foods such as:
  • soups
  • yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • smoothies
  • protein shakes
  • eggs
  • mashed potatoes (gravy optional)

Can I have the palate (middle part that covers roof of the mouth) removed from the denture?

Most of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Removing this also removes a great deal of stability and nearly all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate may be removed for patients who have denture implants.

What are tori? Do they need to be removed?

Tori are bony knots that develop in the mouth of many patients. They are not harmful, however, they can prevent your denture(s) from fitting comfortably, so your doctor will often recommend having them removed.

How long will I bleed after surgery?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, you can expect to have slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after your procedure. In addition, you'll most likely see increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. When this extra saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like more blood than it is. If heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

A home remedy that still works really well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

My dentures make my gums sore, what can I do for this?

There are several reasons that can lead to sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just plain old wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and often only require small adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Stabilizing the dentures with implants can greatly reduce this problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in the body. They can be a fantastic replacement for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate the body after a long day. Consider planning time to remove your dentures and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Will my dentures wobble?

Yes, this is possible. Dental implants often give the stability needed with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive may also be helpful for some patients.

I don't like having the roof of my mouth covered. What are my options?

Dental implants often provide the security you want. Click here for more info.

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, they are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept secure either through natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not all patients will have natural suction with their top denture for a number of reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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