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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 teeth 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 are able to offer our patients the lowest prices and, in some cases, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so budget friendly?

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

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

Advantages of Conventional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Wonderful looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide great looks and are easily customizable for each individual.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face which have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most affordable method of replacing a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Higher quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life by being able to enjoy more of your favorite foods and smile and laugh with friends and family.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our clinic 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 getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, then still 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

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 that are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. These dentures help control bleeding and swelling by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

This process often takes 6 months, but may take longer for some patients.

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

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

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

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

How will dentures fit?

Denture fit largely depends on the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full upper dentures tend to fit rather well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full bottom 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 bottom dentures.

How do I chew with my new dentures?

Cut your food 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 normal?

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

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

Yes, lower dentures are more difficult to function with than upper dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving will push and pull on your bottom denture and dislodge it. Speak with your doctor to learn if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. They can 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 a gap between your gums and dentures. We place soft liners beneath 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 frequently will I need them?

New dentures can have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will pinpoint 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 should be expected.

Will I be charged for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments at no 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 care for my dentures?

  • Clean your dentures 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 should I use to clean the dentures?

  • Either denture cleaner or antibacterial hand soap and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush. Scrub them at least once a day
  • Soak them in a denture cleanser (optional)
  • Ultrasonic cleaner

Should I remove my dentures before bed?

Yes, we do recommend taking your dentures out before sleeping 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 functional life significantly.

Should I boil the dentures to clean them?

No! Do not boil the dentures to clean them. The heat can warp them. If this happens, you will have to replace them.

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 such as 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 love to chew on dentures and have been known to damage them beyond repair very quickly. Be extra careful to put them up where your pet can’t reach them.

If the dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

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

Is there pain after the procedure?

While your experience may vary some, most patients can expect mild discomfort and possible swelling afterwards. Many patients return the next day for their post op examination reporting very little discomfort. All patients are 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. The increased salivation should decrease within a few days.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, provide both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. The medicine will help to relax you and typically makes it so you won't remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for this procedure, because of 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 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 have sunken in following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and better 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 offer better wear resistance, enhanced stain resistance, and longer warranties as you move up in levels.

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

Just like you would need practice in order to become 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 prosthetic teeth right away?

Again, this will take some time, but with a little 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” can help you get used to your prosthetic teeth. In a few cases, patients may experience a small lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get under my dentures(s)?

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

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

Usually 4-7 days is sufficient 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 more time you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion that is placed inside your denture throughout the healing process. It fills in the spaces which 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 only for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, and even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your long-term physical health, and having the ability to laugh, converse, and smile 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 portion which covers roof of the mouth) removed from my denture?

Most 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 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 can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

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

A classic home remedy that still works quite well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your 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. This process can be repeated as many times as needed.

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

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

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and typically just require simple adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Stabilizing your dentures with implants can greatly reduce this problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in your body. They can be a fantastic replacement for missing teeth, but they can still irritate your mouth after a long day. Consider scheduling time to remove your dentures and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

Yes, this is possible. Dental implants often provide the stability needed 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 are my options?

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

Are immediate dentures removable?

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

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