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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Immediate Dentures?

Worried about having to go in public without teeth while you heal from extractions? Problem solved!

These are dentures which are placed immediately following the removal of your remaining natural teeth, either upper, lower, or both. They’re made right there in our on-site denture lab. That means no long waits without teeth. At Valley Dentures and Implants, we also include a package to help you adjust to and function with your dentures as you heal from your procedure. This includes a series of soft linings / soft re-fittings and a final long-term re-fit after you have finished healing.

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.

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Immediate Dentures Cost

Premium

$1,249

Single Denture

$2,498

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

Select

$1,049

Single Denture

$2,098

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

Standard

$899

Single Denture

$1,798

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

Basic

$749

Single Denture

$1,498

Denture Set
Basic durability
Basic stain resistance
Most affordable
1 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 removed. These dentures help control swelling and bleeding; they act like bandages over the extraction sites.

What process can I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

  • Impressions will be 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 is different from patient to 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 so fake. Will mine look that way?

Absolutely not. One of the common fears patients have is that the dentures will not look natural and people will immediately know they're dentures. Our talented lab team will make sure you don't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," simply beautiful, natural-looking teeth. No one will know.

How do dentures fit?

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

How do I chew with my new dentures?

Cut your food into smaller pieces, chew small bites, and chew with food on both sides of your mouth to even out your bite.

I can’t taste as much with these dentures. Is this common?

Yes, the palate of a full upper 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. Your tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the lower 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 getting loose?

This is common with immediate dentures. Your gums and jaws 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 gap. This should help your dentures fit and feel better as you heal.

What are denture adjustments and how frequently are they needed?

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

Is there a charge 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 the dentures.

How do I take care of 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 in use

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 remove my dentures before bed?

Yes, we do recommend removing your dentures before sleeping and also whenever possible 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, taking your dentures out will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can 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, you will have to replace them.

Can the dentures get damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. Although these materials are very strong, they can become damaged. Be careful to not drop them, 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. Pets and animals enjoy chewing on dentures and have been known to damage them irreparably quite fast. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t reach them.

If the dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

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 are be completed the same day.

Is there pain after this procedure?

While your experience may vary, you can expect mild discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting very little pain. You will be prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is completely normal when you first have an implant placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should decrease 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. 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 with your 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 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 offer 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 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 get used to your prosthetic teeth. Practice and patience are the keys to improving with your new dentures as fast 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 tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" will help you get used to your new teeth. In a few cases, patients may have a slight 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 it is to clean them. Simply take them out; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and put them back in.

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

Usually 4-7 days is enough time for recovery. With that said, since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to get used to eating and speaking with your dentures, the longer you can take off, the better.

What are soft liners?

A soft liner is a cushion that is placed in your denture throughout your 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 only for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be immensely beneficial to your overall 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 part which covers roof of your mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Removing this also removes a great deal 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.

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.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Substantial bleeding will have stopped before you leave our office, however, expect to have some bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely have 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 our office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and reduce 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 bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

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

There are many reasons which can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just regular wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and often only require small adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Stabilizing the dentures with implants can greatly reduce this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to the body. They can be a wonderful replacement for missing teeth, but they can still irritate the body after a long day. Consider scheduling time to remove your dentures and give your gums a chance to "rest."

Will my dentures rock?

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

Denture adhesive can also be useful for some patients.

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

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

Can I remove immediate dentures?

Yes, these are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept secure 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

Mon - Thurs
8am - 5pm
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Contact

Fax: 480-339-6717

Location

5110 E Warner Rd, Suite 250

Phoenix, AZ, 85044

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