Traditional Denture FAQs
How quickly can you make my dentures?
In many cases, they can be made as quick as the same day.
How much do dentures cost?
We have denture options to meet all budgets with single dentures starting at just $399.
My friend's dentures look so fake. Will mine look that way?
Absolutely not. One of the common fears patients have is that their dentures won't look natural and people will know they're dentures. Our talented lab team will make sure you don't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," just beautiful, naturally-looking teeth. No one will know.
How do dentures fit?
The fit of dentures largely depends on 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 lower dentures tend to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in the mouth since your tongue and cheeks are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend dental implants with lower dentures.
What are the differences in your denture levels?
Our dentures offer better wear resistance, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go up in levels.
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 immediate dentures?
Immediate dentures are dentures that are placed immediately after or very soon after your natural teeth are removed. At our clinic, your immediate dentures will receive soft liners to help them fit and feel better as you heal and your jaws change shape.
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.
My dentures make my gums sore, what can I do for this?
There are several things that can cause sore gums: high pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just plain old wearing the dentures.
high pressure spots - these are normal with new dentures and typically just require simple adjustments
movement of the denture(s) - this can rub sores on your gums over time. Securing your dentures with implants significantly reduces this issue.
wearing dentures - dentures are foreign to your body. They are a wonderful replacement for missing teeth, but they can still irritate the body after a long day. Consider setting aside time to take your dentures out and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."
What are denture adjustments and how often will I need them?
New dentures will 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 bothering 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 adjustment should be expected.
Is there a charge for denture adjustments?
We provide denture adjustments free of charge for the first 6 months after delivery of your final teeth or permanent hard reline. After this period, there is a small fee to adjust your dentures.
How do I care for my dentures?
Clean them daily with denture cleaner and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush.
Store them in water when not in use.
What do I use to clean my dentures?
Either denture cleaner or antibacterial hand soap and either a denture brush or very soft bristled tooth brush. Scrub them at least once a day
Soak them in a denture cleanser (optional)
Should I take my dentures out when I sleep?
We do recommend taking your dentures out when you sleep. Your tissues do not receive normal saliva flow when your dentures are in, so taking them out gives them a chance to rest and be cleansed naturally. Also, for people who grind their teeth, taking their dentures out while sleeping will increase their usable life.
Can I boil my dentures to clean them?
No! Please do not boil your dentures to clean them. There is a strong chance that this will warp your dentures and ruin them.
Can my dentures be damaged?
Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base, and while these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop your dentures, especially onto porcelain sinks, ceramic tiles, etc.
One of the most common ways dentures are damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Pets and animals love to chew on dentures and can often damage them beyond repair very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t get to them.
If my dentures are damaged, can they be repaired?
Yes, in most cases they can. One of the great features of acrylic dentures is the ease and affordability of repairing them compared to other materials. And in most cases, repairs can be completed the same day.