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About Dentures

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Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For people who are looking for the lowest cost teeth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, 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, sometimes, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so inexpensive?

At Fairfax 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 will charge 2-4 times as much as our office. Not to mention these offices will take weeks or even months to get your dentures when we can do it all in just one day. We also have more experience than most practices because we limit our services to dentures and dental implants.

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

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Enhanced confidence | Wonderful looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customized for each individual.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help fill out areas of the face that may have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Enhanced chewing ability can lead to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | 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 an improved quality of life by being able to enjoy more of your favorite foods and laugh and smile with family and friends.

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

  • No need to go without teeth | Leave our office with 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 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 that are placed immediately after your natural teeth are removed. These dentures help control bleeding and swelling; they act like bandages over the extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

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

  • Impressions will be taken prior to your procedure with your natural teeth still present. From these impressions, your dentures are fabricated.
  • Procedure – your teeth are extracted 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 getting used to these dentures?

The 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 phase. Remember, this will get easier with time and we will be here for you through the entire process.

My friend's dentures look so 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 sure you won't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," simply beautiful, natural-looking teeth. No one will know.

How do dentures fit?

The fit of dentures largely depends on the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full top dentures often fit relatively well, acting as a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full bottom dentures are known to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in your mouth since your tongue and cheeks are continually working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we highly encourage dental implants with lower dentures.

How do I chew with the 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 this normal?

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

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

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than top dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the bottom denture and dislodge it. Speak with the doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower 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 space between the gums and dentures. We place soft liners beneath 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 are they needed?

New dentures will 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 bothering you, decrease the amount of pressure they put on 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?

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 care for my dentures?

  • Clean them every day 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 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 daily
  • 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 "relax" 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 the dentures to clean them?

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

Can the dentures get damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. Although these materials are quite strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop your dentures, especially onto hard surfaces like quartz countertops, ceramic tiles, 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 love to chew on dentures and can often damage them irreparably 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 many cases they can. One of the best features of acrylic dentures is the affordability and ease of repairing them compared to other materials. And in most cases, repairs can be completed the same day.

Can I expect pain after the procedure?

While your experience may vary some, you can expect mild soreness and slight swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up exam reporting minimal pain. All patients are prescribed pain medication 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 a foreign object and is working to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should decrease within a few days.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do provide both IV and oral conscious sedatives. To learn more about these options click here. The medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you both ways 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 advantages can I expect from dentures?

  • Improved confidence | Great looks with your 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 | 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 a complete mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences in your 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 immediately?

Just as 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 the new teeth. Patience and practice are the keys to improving with your new dentures as quickly as possible.

Will I automatically know how to talk with my prosthetic teeth right away?

Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing words like “Mississippi” and “sixty-six” can help you get accustomed to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may experience a small 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 they are to clean. Simply take them out; clean your gums and the denture(s); and place them back in.

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

Usually 4-7 days is sufficient time for recovery. With that said, as there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you will 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 which is placed inside 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 senior citizens. 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 very beneficial to your long-term health, and being able to smile, laugh, and converse confidently with teeth you’re proud 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 which covers roof of the mouth) removed from the denture?

Most of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Removing this also removes a great deal of stability and almost 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 can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will stop before you leave our office, however, you can 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 place your temporary teeth. When this extra saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like more blood than it is. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call the office.

An old home remedy which still works quite well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra 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 needed.

My dentures are making 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 ordinary wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and typically only require slight adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on your gums over time. Stabilizing the dentures with dental implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to your body. They can be a wonderful substitution for missing teeth, but they can still irritate the body after a long day. Consider scheduling time to take your dentures out and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

 

Will my dentures rock?

Yes, it is possible. Dental implants often provide the stability needed with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive can also be beneficial for some patients.

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

Dental implants often give the stability you want. Click here for more info.

Can I remove immediate dentures?

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

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