Oklahoma City Dentures

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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 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 some cases, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so affordable?

At Oklahoma City 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 as little as 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 $2,000. 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

Denture Cost

Price does not include tooth extractions.

Traditional Dentures

$2,000

Single Denture

$4,000

Denture Set
Most life-like appearance
Exceptional wear and stain resistance
5 year warranty

Immediate Dentures

$2,200

Single Denture

$4,400

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 swelling and bleeding by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What process should I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

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

This experience will be different for each patient, but it does require practice and patience. Your mouth will be going through quite a lot of changes over the 6 month healing phase. Remember, it does get easier with time and we are here for you throughout the 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 are 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 mostly depends upon the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full upper dentures usually fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your mouth. Full lower dentures tend to feel loose and have an inclination to "float" in your mouth since your cheeks and tongue are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage dental implants with bottom dentures.

How will I chew with these new dentures?

Cut your food up 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 these dentures. Is that common?

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

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

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than upper dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on your lower denture and dislodge it. Speak with the doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. These 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 space between your gums and dentures. 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 are they needed?

New dentures can have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will find the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating 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 adjustments should be expected.

Will I be charged for denture adjustments?

Our office provides 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 take care of 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 should I use to clean the dentures?

  • Either denture cleaner or antibacterial hand soap and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture 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 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're a teeth grinder, removing your dentures will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Should 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, the 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 are damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Animals and pets enjoy chewing on dentures and can often 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, can they be repaired?

Yes, in most 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 finished the same day.

Will there be pain after this procedure?

While experiences will vary, you can expect mild soreness and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their follow-up appointment reporting very little discomfort. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help reduce 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 trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about the options. The medicine will provide relaxation and often makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you 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?

  • Improved confidence | Great looks with your new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide 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 a complete 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 become used to walking with a prosthetic leg, it will require some patience and practice to get used to the prosthetic teeth. Practice and patience 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 a little practice and patience, your tongue and mouth will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" will help you get accustomed to your new 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 the mouth will 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 enough time for recovery. With that said, as there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to get used 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 throughout your healing process. It fills in the spaces which are created as you heal helping your dentures to feel and fit better.

Am I 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 quite beneficial to your long-term health, and having the ability to smile, laugh, and converse confidently with teeth you’re proud 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 part that covers roof of the mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Removing this also removes a lot of security and almost all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate can sometimes 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 surgery?

Significant bleeding will stop before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after your 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 you experience heavy bleeding, please call the office.

An old home remedy that still works quite well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the 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. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

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

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

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and often just require slight adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on your gums gradually. Securing the dentures with dental implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in your body. They are a fantastic 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 gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures rock?

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

Denture adhesive may 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 give the stability you need. 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 by natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not all patients will have natural suction with their upper denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

5400 N Grand Blvd Suite 150 Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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Tuesday
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