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About Dentures

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Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For people who are seeking the most affordable smile replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, traditional dentures can provide a better quality of life.

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

How can we make our dentures so budget friendly?

At Indiana Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab in-house! This lets us eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their higher prices. Other competing dental offices often charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention they can take weeks or even months to get the new teeth when we can do it all in as little as one day. We also have more experience than most practices because we limit our services to dentures and dental implants.

Our dentures begin as low as $1,149. Schedule a free consultation today to get started on your new smile!

Benefits of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide great looks and are easily customizable for each individual.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help fill out areas of the face which have sunken after 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.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life with the ability to enjoy more of your favorite foods and smile and laugh 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 right away | The alternative is going toothless while your extraction sites heal, and then having to learn to function with dentures after you’ve recovered.

Traditional/Immediate Dentures vs. Snap-In Implant Dentures

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Traditional Denture Cost

Price does not include tooth extractions.

Select

$1,149

Single Denture

$2,298

Denture Set
Stronger, more durable teeth
More life-like appearance
Increased stain resistance
18 month warranty

Premium

$1,398

Single Denture

$2,796

Denture Set
Strongest, most durable teeth
Most life-like appearance
Most stain resistant
3 year warranty

Immediate Denture Cost

Price does not include tooth extractions.

Select

$1,349

Single Denture

$2,698

Denture Set
Stronger, more durable teeth
More life-like appearance
Increased stain resistance
18 month warranty

Premium

$1,749

Single Denture

$3,498

Denture Set
Strongest, most durable teeth
Most life-like appearance
Most stain resistant
3 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 the extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

This process usually takes 6 months, but can take more time for some patients.

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

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

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

Absolutely not. One of the common fears patients have is that the dentures will not look natural and people will know they're dentures. Our talented 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 do dentures fit?

Denture fit largely depends on the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures tend to fit rather 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 your mouth since your tongue and cheeks are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage dental implants with lower 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 that common?

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

The lower denture is difficult to function 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 help tremendously with lower denture fit and function.

My dentures feel like they’re becoming loose?

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

What are denture adjustments and how often are they needed?

New dentures often have certain spots that rub slightly and create sore spots. During a denture adjustment, we will pinpoint the spot(s) on your denture that are bothering you, decrease 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?

Our office provides denture adjustments free of charge for the first 6 months after receiving 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 your dentures every day with antibacterial hand soap and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush
  • Store them in water when not wearing them

What should I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either antibacterial hand soap or denture cleaner 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 remove my dentures 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 commonly grind your teeth, removing your dentures will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Should 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 my dentures get damaged?

Yes, your 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 them, especially onto hard surfaces such as 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 enjoy chewing on dentures and can often damage them beyond repair quite fast. Be extra careful to put them up where your pet can’t get to them.

If the dentures are damaged, can they be repaired?

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

Is there pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary, most patients can expect mild discomfort and possibly swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the following day for their post op appointment reporting minimal soreness. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

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

Can I be put under for the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. The medication will help to relax you and typically makes it so you won't even remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver to and from for your procedure, due to the sedation medication. 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?

  • Enhanced confidence | Great looks with your 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 have sunken in following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved 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 better wear resistance, enhanced stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go up in levels.

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

Just like you would need practice in order to get used to walking with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to become used to your prosthetic teeth. Practice and patience 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 some time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sixty-six" and "sarcastic" will help you get used to your prosthetic teeth. In a few cases, patients may have a slight lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get beneath 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 remove them; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and put them back in.

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

Typically 4-7 days is enough time to recover. That being said, since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, 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 which is placed inside your denture through the healing process. It fills in the spaces which are created as you heal helping your dentures to fit and feel better.

Am I too young for dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your long-term health, and having the ability to speak, smile, and laugh 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 portion that covers roof of the mouth) removed from the denture?

Most of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Cutting this out removes a lot of stability and nearly all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate can sometimes 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 the procedure?

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

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

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

There are multiple things which can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just plain old wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and typically only require simple adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Securing your dentures with implants can greatly reduce this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to your body. They are a fantastic 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 gums a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

Yes, it 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 options do I have?

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

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, these can be removed. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept in place either through natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not everyone will have natural suction with their upper denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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8am - 5pm
Tuesday
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