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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 smile replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, conventional dentures can provide an improved quality of life.

With our on-site lab, we can offer our patients the best prices and, in some cases, same day denture services.

How are our dentures so inexpensive?

At Louisville Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab right in our office! This allows us to eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their higher prices. Many traditional dental offices will charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention these offices often take weeks or even months to get the dentures 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 only dentures and implants.

Our dentures start as low as $1,549. Book a free consultation today to get started on your new smile!

Advantages of Conventional Dentures

  • Enhanced confidence | Wonderful looks and a brand new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customizable for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face that have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most budget-friendly way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy an improved quality of life with the ability to eat more of your favorite foods and smile and laugh with friends and family.

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our clinic with completely 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, and then 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 those which are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. These dentures help control swelling and bleeding; they act like bandages over the extraction sites.

What is the process of getting immediate dentures?

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

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

The experience is different for each patient, but it does require patience and practice. Your mouth will be going through significant changes over the 6 month healing period. Remember, this will get easier with time and we will be 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 will not look natural and people will immediately know they are dentures. Our talented lab team will make sure you don't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," just beautiful, natural-looking teeth. No one will know.

How do dentures fit?

The fit of dentures largely depends upon the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full top dentures tend to fit relatively well, acting like 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 cheeks and tongue are continually working to dislodge them. It's for this reason that we highly recommend dental implants with lower dentures.

How will I chew with my new dentures?

Cut your food into smaller pieces, chew small 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 common?

Yes, the palate of the 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 will push and pull on the lower denture and dislodge it. Talk with the doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. They 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 dentures and gums. We place soft liners beneath your dentures to fill in this extra space. This should help your dentures 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 create sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will target the spot(s) on your denture that are bothering you, reduce the amount of pressure apply to the tissue, and smooth them thoroughly. This is perfectly normal with all new dentures and one or more adjustments can be expected.

Is there a charge 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 the dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

  • Clean your dentures daily with antibacterial hand soap and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush
  • Store your dentures in water when not wearing them

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 when I sleep?

Yes, we do recommend removing your dentures when you sleep and also whenever possible 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, 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, they will need to be replaced.

Can the dentures be damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. Although these materials are very 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 beyond repair very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t get to them.

If the dentures get damaged, can they be repaired?

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 can be finished the same day.

Is there pain after this procedure?

Though experiences will vary some, most patients should expect mild soreness and slight swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their post op exam reporting minimal soreness. You will be prescribed pain medication 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 foreign material and is working to “flush” it out. The increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, provide both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. The medication will help relax you and typically makes it so you don’t even remember the 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 to and from 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 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 right away?

Just as you would need practice in order to become used to functioning 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 fast as possible.

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

Again, this will take a little time, but with some practice and patience, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" can help you get accustomed to your new teeth. In a few cases, patients may experience a small lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get beneath my dentures(s)?

Yes, any prosthetic in your 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 the denture(s) and your gums; and put them back in.

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

Typically 4-7 days is enough time for recovery. With that said, as 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 are soft liners?

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.

I feel like I’m too young for dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for seniors. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, and even 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your long-term 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 that covers roof of the mouth) removed from the denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Cutting this out removes a lot of security and nearly 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 surgery?

Significant bleeding will stop before you leave the clinic, however, you can expect to have some bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely see 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 heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

A classic home remedy which still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess 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 you need.

My dentures are making my gums sore, what can I do for this?

There are many reasons that can cause 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 just require small adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Stabilizing your dentures with dental implants can greatly reduce this problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in the body. They are a wonderful replacement for missing teeth, but they can still irritate the body after a long day. Consider setting aside time to take your dentures out and give your gums a chance to "rest."

Can 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 helpful for some patients.

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

Dental implants can provide 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 secure either through natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not everyone will have natural suction with their upper denture for a number of reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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