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About Dentures

Results and Testimonials

Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For patients who are seeking the lowest cost teeth replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, traditional dentures can provide a better quality of life.

With our on-site lab, we are able to offer our patients the best prices and, sometimes, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so inexpensive?

At Reno Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab right in our office! This lets us eliminate the need for an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Many traditional dental offices often charge 2-4 times as much as our office. Not to mention they often take weeks or even months to get the new teeth when our office can do it all in just one day. We also have more expertise than other practices because we limit our services to only dentures and implants.

Our denture prices start as low as $2,000. Book a free consult now to get started on your new smile!

Benefits 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 to fill back out areas of the face that may have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most affordable method of replacing a full arch (upper or lower) or a full set of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy a higher 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

  • No need to go without teeth | Leave our office with completely new teeth the same day your natural 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’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

$2,000

Single Denture

$4,000

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

Immediate Dentures

$2,000

Single Denture

$4,000

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are immediate dentures?

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

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

The process typically 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, the dentures are made.
  • Procedure – your teeth are extracted 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 to get used to the new dentures?

The experience is different for each patient, but it does require patience and practice. Your mouth will be going through significant changes over the 6 month healing period. Remember, it does get easier with time and we are here for you throughout the process.

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

Absolutely not. One of the common fears patients have is that their dentures will not look natural and people will know they are 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 do dentures fit?

Denture fit largely depends on the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures often fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your 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's for this reason that we strongly encourage dental implants with bottom dentures.

How do I chew with my new dentures?

Cut your food up into small 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 my dentures. Is this common?

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

The lower denture is difficult to chew and speak with. Is this common?

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

My dentures feel like they’re getting loose?

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

What are denture adjustments and how frequently are they needed?

New dentures can have certain spots that rub slightly and create sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will find 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 perfectly normal with all new dentures and one or more adjustments should be expected.

Will I be charged for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments free of 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 care for my dentures?

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

What do I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either antibacterial hand soap or denture cleaner and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth 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 removing your dentures before sleeping and also whenever you can throughout the day. This gives your gums time to "relax" and get natural, cleansing saliva flow to them. Also, if you commonly grind your teeth, taking your dentures out will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can I boil my dentures to clean them?

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

Can my dentures get damaged?

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

One of the most common 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 can often 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 most cases, repairs are be completed the same day.

Will there be pain after this procedure?

While experiences will vary, most patients should expect some discomfort and slight swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their post op appointment reporting very little soreness. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate 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 working to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 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 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, enhanced stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go up in levels.

Will I know how to eat with my dentures right away?

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

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

Again, this will take some time, but with some practice and patience, your mouth and tongue will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like “Mississippi” and “sixty-six” can help you get used to your new 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 the 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 put them back in.

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

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

What is a soft liner?

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 fit and feel better.

I feel like I’m too young for dentures?

No, this is not only for seniors. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, and even 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be immensely beneficial to your overall physical health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile confidently with teeth you’re proud 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 the mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Cutting this out removes a lot of stability and almost 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 bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you'll most likely notice increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this extra saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call the office.

An old home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

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

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

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

Will my dentures rock?

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

Denture adhesive may also be beneficial for some patients.

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

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

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, they 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 upper denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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