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We offer multiple options for full and partial dentures.

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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 tooth replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, conventional dentures can provide 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 affordable?

At Springdale Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab right in our office! This lets us eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their higher prices. Other traditional dental practices often charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention these offices can take weeks or even months to get the new teeth when our office can get them to you in just one day. We also have more expertise than most practices because we limit our services to only dentures and dental implants.

Our dentures start as low as $1,549. Book a free consult now to get started on your new smile!

Advantages of Conventional Dentures

  • Enhanced confidence | Wonderful looks and a brand 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.
  • Better nutrition | Improved chewing ability can lead to better digestion and improved 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 by being able to enjoy more of the foods you love and laugh and smile with friends and family.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office with replacement teeth the same day your natural teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures right away | The alternative is going toothless while your extraction sites heal, and then having to learn to function with dentures once you’ve recovered.

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. They help control bleeding and swelling by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What process can I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

  • Impressions are taken before your procedure with your natural teeth still present. From these impressions, your dentures are made.
  • Procedure – your teeth are removed and your 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?

This experience will be different from patient to patient, but it does require patience and practice. Your mouth will be going through significant changes over the 6 month healing period. Remember, this will get easier with time and we will be here for you through the entire process.

My friend's dentures look very fake. Will mine look like that?

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

How will dentures fit?

Denture fit mostly depends upon the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full top dentures often fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full bottom dentures are known to feel loose and have an inclination to "float" in your mouth since your cheeks and tongue are continually working to dislodge them. It's for this reason that we strongly encourage dental implants with bottom dentures.

How will I chew with these new dentures?

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

I can’t taste as much with these dentures. Is that common?

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

My lower denture is difficult to function with. Is this common?

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

My dentures feel like they’re getting loose?

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

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

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

Will I be charged 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 time, there is a small fee to adjust your dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

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

What should I use to clean the 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 when I sleep?

Yes, we do recommend removing your dentures when you sleep and also whenever possible throughout the day. This gives your gums time to “rest” and get natural, cleansing saliva flow to them. Also, if you naturally grind your teeth, removing your dentures will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can I boil my dentures to clean them?

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

Can the dentures be damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. While these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful to not drop your dentures, especially onto hard surfaces like porcelain sinks, tile floors, etc.

One of the most frequent ways dentures can be 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 very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t get to them.

If my dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in many cases they can. One of the great features of acrylic dentures is the affordability and ease of repairing them compared to other materials. And in most cases, repairs can be finished the same day.

Can I expect pain after this procedure?

While your experience may vary some, most patients can expect mild soreness and some swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting very little soreness. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is perfectly normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as foreign material and is working to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about the options. This medication will help relax you and often makes it so you won't even remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you both ways for this procedure, due to the 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 are the advantages of dentures?

  • Improved 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 leads to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or an entire mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences between denture levels?

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

Will I know how to eat with my new teeth immediately?

Just as you would need practice in order to become 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 speak with my prosthetic teeth right away?

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

Can food get under my dentures(s)?

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

How long should I take off work for recovery after my extractions?

Usually 4-7 days is enough time for recovery. With that said, as there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to become accustomed to speaking and eating with your dentures, the longer you can take off, the better.

What are soft liners?

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

I feel like I’m too young for dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, and even 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your overall health, and being able to smile, laugh, and converse confidently with teeth you can be of can benefit your emotional 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 your mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Cutting this out removes a great deal of stability and nearly all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate can sometimes be removed for patients with 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 can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Substantial bleeding will stop before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after your procedure. In addition, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. When this extra saliva mixes with a small amount of blood, it can look like more blood than it is. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call our office.

A home remedy which 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 bags 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 needed.

My dentures are making my gums sore, can this be improved?

There are several reasons that can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of your denture(s), and just ordinary wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and often only require simple adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Securing your dentures with implants can greatly reduce this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in your body. They are a fantastic replacement for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate the body after a long day. Consider scheduling time to take your dentures out and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

Yes, this is possible. Dental implants often provide the stability that is missing with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive may also be useful for some patients.

I don't like having something covering the roof of my mouth. What options do I have?

Dental implants can give the security you need. Click here for more info.

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, these are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept in place either by 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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