Stockbridge 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 seeking the most affordable smile replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, conventional dentures offer an improved quality of life.

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

How can we make our dentures so inexpensive?

At Stockbridge Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab in-house! This allows us to eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Other competing dental practices often charge 2-4 times as much as our office. Not to mention they can take weeks or even months to get your new teeth when we can do it all in just one day. We also have more experience than other practices because we limit our services to only dentures and dental implants.

Our denture prices begin 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 new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide great looks and are easily customizable for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help fill out areas of the face which may have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Enhanced chewing ability leads to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most cost-effective method of replacing a full arch (upper or lower) or a full set of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life by being able to enjoy more of your favorite foods and smile and laugh with family and friends.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office with replacement teeth the same day your natural teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures immediately | 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

$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 dentures which are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. They help control bleeding and swelling; they act like bandages over the extraction sites.

What process can I expect when getting immediate dentures?

The complete process often 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 made.
  • Procedure – your teeth are 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 getting used to immediate dentures?

This experience is different from patient to 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 will be here for you through the entire process.

My friend's dentures look very fake. Will mine look that way?

Absolutely not. A common fear patients have is that their dentures will not look natural and people will immediately know they're dentures. Our highly skilled lab team will make certain 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 person wearing them. Full top dentures usually fit rather 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 the mouth since your tongue and cheeks are continually 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 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 that common?

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

My bottom denture is difficult to chew and speak with. Is this normal?

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than top dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the lower denture and dislodge it. Talk with your doctor to learn if you’re a candidate for lower dental 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 space between your dentures and gums. We place soft liners in your dentures to fill in this 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 target the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating you, decrease the amount of pressure they put on the gums, and smooth them thoroughly. This is perfectly normal with all new dentures and one or more adjustments can 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 period, 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 denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush
  • Store them in water when not in use

What should I use to clean the dentures?

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

Should I take my dentures out before bed?

Yes, we do recommend taking your dentures out when you sleep 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, removing your dentures will help you increase their functional 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 the dentures get damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. While these materials are quite strong, they can become damaged. Be careful to not drop your dentures, especially onto hard surfaces such as quartz countertops, ceramic tiles, 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 enjoy chewing on dentures and can often damage them beyond repair very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t reach them.

If the dentures get damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in many 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 many cases, repairs can be completed the same day.

Can I expect pain after this procedure?

Though experiences will vary, you should expect some soreness and some swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the following day for their follow-up appointment reporting minimal soreness. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

Excess saliva is completely 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. This increased salivation should subside within a few days.

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, provide both oral & IV conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about your options. The medication will provide relaxation and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for this 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?

  • Enhanced confidence | Great looks and a 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 an entire mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences between denture levels?

Our dentures provide improved wear resistance, better 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 functioning with a prosthetic leg, it will require some patience and practice to become used to your new 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 a little time, but with a little patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like “Mississippi” and “sixty-six” will help you get used to your prosthetic teeth. In some cases, patients may experience 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 your gums and the denture(s); and place them back in.

How long should I take off work to recover after my extractions?

Typically 4-7 days is enough time to recover. With that said, as there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to get used to speaking and eating with your dentures, the more time you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion which is placed inside your denture through the healing process. It fills in the spaces that are created as you heal helping your dentures to fit and feel better.

Am I too young for dentures?

No, this is not only for senior citizens. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your overall physical health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile confidently with teeth you can be 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 the mouth) removed from the denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Cutting this out removes a great deal of security 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?

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

An old home remedy that still works really well to help 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 tea will help you heal. 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 multiple things which can lead to sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just ordinary wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and often only require slight adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on your gums over time. Securing your dentures with dental implants significantly reduces this problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in your body. They are a wonderful substitution for missing teeth, but they can still irritate your mouth after a long day. Consider setting aside time to remove your dentures and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Will my dentures wobble?

Yes, it is possible. Dental implants often give the stability needed 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 options do I have?

Dental implants often give the stability you need. 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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