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Dentures

We offer multiple options for full and partial dentures.

About Dentures

Results and Testimonials

Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

About Dentures

Results and Testimonials

Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For patients who are looking for the most affordable tooth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, traditional dentures offer a better quality of life.

With our in-house lab, we are able to offer our patients the best prices and, in most cases, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so affordable?

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

Our dentures start as low as $599. Schedule a free consultation today to get started on your new smile!

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide 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 | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace 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 eat more of the foods you enjoy and laugh and smile with friends and family.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • No need to go without teeth | Leave our clinic with new teeth the same day your old teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures right away | The alternative is getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, then still 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

Traditional Denture Cost

Basic

$599

Single Denture

$1,198

Denture Set
Basic durability
Basic stain resistance
Most affordable
6 month warranty

Select

$899

Single Denture

$1,798

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

Premium

$1,199

Single Denture

$2,398

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

Immediate Denture Cost

Basic

$649

Single Denture

$1,298

Denture Set
Basic durability
Basic stain resistance
Most affordable
6 month warranty

Select

$1,049

Single Denture

$2,098

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

Premium

$1,449

Single Denture

$2,898

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 your natural teeth are taken out. They help control swelling and bleeding; they act like bandages over your extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

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

  • Impressions are taken before your procedure with your natural teeth still present. From these impressions, your dentures are fabricated.
  • 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 immediate dentures?

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

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.

How do I chew with my new dentures?

Cut your food up into small pieces, chew small 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 normal?

Yes, the palate of a full upper 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 normal?

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

My dentures feel like they’re getting loose?

This is normal with immediate dentures. Your gums and jaws will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between your dentures and gums. We place soft liners in your dentures to fill in this extra 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 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 antibacterial hand soap 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 handsoap 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)
  • Ultrasonic cleaner

Should I take my dentures out when I sleep?

Yes, we do recommend taking your dentures out when you sleep and also whenever you can 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, 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, you will have to replace them.

Can my dentures be damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. 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.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary, you should expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their post op appointment reporting very little discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

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

Can I be put to sleep for my 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 provide 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 | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and improved 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 offer better wear resistance, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go up in levels.

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

Just as you would need practice in order to get used to functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to get used to your prosthetic 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 new teeth right away?

Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. S’s will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty six” will help you get used to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may have a slight lisp long term with dentures.

Can food get under 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 they are to clean. Just take them out; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and place them back in.

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

Every patient is different. Some return to work the next day, others wait a week or two. Since there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to get used to eating and speaking with your new teeth, 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 this procedure?

No, this is not just a procedure for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be hugely beneficial to your overall physical health, and being able to smile, laugh, and converse confidently with teeth you’re proud of can be hugely beneficial to your emotional health. Again, needing to replace teeth early in life is not uncommon at all.

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 mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Cutting this out removes a great deal of stability and almost all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate may be removed for patients with denture implants.

What is alveoloplasty? Why is it important?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Cutting this out removes a great deal of stability and almost all of your natural suction. A good portion of the palate can 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 will I bleed after the procedure?

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

An old home remedy that still works really well to help clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, ring out the excess water, place it on your extraction site or sites, and the tea bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags as they get saturated with blood. This 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 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."

Will my dentures rock?

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

Denture adhesive can also be helpful for some patients.

I can’t stand having the roof of my mouth covered. What are my options?

Dental implants can provide 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 a number of reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

Hours

Monday
8am - 5pm
Tuesday
8am - 5pm
Wednesday
8am - 5pm
Thursday
8am - 5pm
Friday
8am - 5pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed