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REPLACEMENT DENTURES

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LET'S KEEP THIS SIMPLE.

If you're reading this, you are already accustomed to wearing dentures. You may have misplaced yours, your dog may have chewed on them, or you realize it's just simply time for a new pair. Regardless, our Texoma Team will be with you every step of the way, and it's our goal to make your experience as pleasant as possible. 

On this page, we'll answer some of the most common questions we receive. We'll describe the timeline, and provide general pricing, so that you have a clear understanding of what to expect with your new set.

"I HATE HOW MY OLD DENTURES LOOK. CAN YOU MAKE MY NEW ONES LOOK BETTER?"

This is where our team shines. If your previous dentures don't look the way you imagined they would, they don't have to look like that forever. There are so many factors that go into a properly made denture, and one small improvement can completely change your smile. 

Our talented lab team will make sure you don't end up with "horse" or "buck" teeth, or "chiclets" - just a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Our goal is for no one else to know you're wearing dentures, and to give you the smile you have always dreamed of - no exceptions! 

TEXOMA FACT: By having an in-office lab, we have control of exactly what your smile will look like. If there is something you (or we) don't like about your smile during your try-in, we have the ability to improve it before your final denture is made.

"HOW ARE YOUR DENTURE PRICES SO AFFORDABLE?"

At Texoma Dentures & Implants, we built a denture lab right in our office! This allows us to eliminate the need for an outside lab and their marked up prices. You will find most traditional dental offices charge 2-6 times as much as we do. Not to mention they will take weeks or sometimes months to get you your new teeth, when we can make them in just one day. In addition, you benefit from having a highly-trained team experienced in making beautiful dentures every single day. 

REPLACEMENT DENTURE PRICING

(THREE LEVELS TO CHOOSE FROM)

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Why are there three different options?

We each have different life situations and budgets to adhere to. Our dentures provide better wear resistance, stain resistance, and a longer warranty period the higher in level you go. Each level also has a stronger/more durable tooth than the one before it. 

Upgrade to Snap-Ins 

One of the most common presumptions is that snap-in dentures are impossibly expensive. Did you know you could have lower snap-ins for as little as $2,590 extra? Each implant costs $1,295, and you need a minimum of 2 on the bottom. On the top you would need a minimum of 4. 

the GOOD:

​​Traditional dentures are the most affordable solution for getting your smile back. By having an in-office lab, we're able to offer extremely competitive pricing, without you needing to go to a dental office chain and become "just a number."

  • The most affordable option.

  • Improved confidence - be proud of your smile again. 

  • Ability to chew food again leads to improved nutrition and better digestion. 

  • Facial support - dentures help fill parts of the face that have sunken in over time due to tooth and/or bone loss. 

  • A good option for patients who are no longer candidates for implants.

the BAD:

​​So, then what's the downside about dentures? 

  • A denture is the least secure option compared to snap-in dentures and "All-On-4" Permanent Teeth In a Day.

  • Sometimes even the best made denture will need some glue. 

  • The upper denture has a "palate" that covers the roof of your mouth.

  • Over time, because dentures sit on the gums and don't stimulate your jaw bone, this leads to bone loss in the jaws, which can mean loss of suction over time.

  • Bone loss over the years leads to a change in facial structure, and even your bite. 

the UGLY:

"My friend's dentures look like buck teeth. Will mine look like that?"

Absolutely not. Our talented lab team will make sure you don't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets" - just beautiful, natural-looking teeth. Our goal is for no one else to know you're wearing dentures, and to make you a smile that you can be proud of - no exceptions! 

TEXOMA FACT: By having an in-office lab, we have control of exactly what your smile will look like. If there is something you (or we) don't like about your smile during your try-in, we have the ability to improve it before your final denture is made.

APPOINTMENT TIMELINE 

In most cases, we are able to complete your replacement dentures the same day. 

1. First appointment (usually in the morning):

We ask that if you still have your dentures (even if they are very old), to bring them with you. This will allow us to see what you liked/disliked about your old dentures, and help us get the best outcome for your new set. 

In the morning, once we have determined your plan with the doctor, we will take impressions and choose the shade of the teeth, gums, etc. Our highly-experienced team will design your new smile and send everything to our in-house lab. This appointment usually takes approximately one hour. Before you leave, we will give you a time to return for your wax try-in

2. Wax Try-In

A couple hours later, you will return for your new smile try-in. You will be able to see a close idea of what your teeth will look like in your mouth. However, the teeth will be in wax, so don't bite down too hard! 

(At this point, if there is anything you don't like about your new smile, just let us know and we will make it the way you like. Usually, though, Dr. Rod is more of a perfectionist than you!)

3. Delivery

Later that same day, we will have your dentures ready to be delivered! You will have a chance to make sure they are comfortable, and if needed, we can adjust them as necessary. Your new dentures will have free adjustments for life! (Seriously!)

Of course, this timeline is only an approximate timeline, and in rare circumstances, your situation/timing may be different. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I upgrade my new dentures to a snap-in at the same time?

Yes, you can. We can also take a 3D X-ray (at no cost) to determine if you are a candidate for implants. 

 

Can I upgrade my dentures made somewhere else to a snap-in denture?

Unfortunately, in most cases, we will need to make you a new set first. 

Can I upgrade my dentures you made me to snap-in's down the road?

You can! As long as your denture is still in good shape and was made here, we can convert your traditional denture to a snap-in denture at a later time. You just pay the additional cost for the implants. 

How quickly can you make my dentures?

In most cases, we make your dentures in one day. 

How much do your dentures cost?

We have denture options to meet all budgets with single dentures starting at just $495 when you purchase a set. Just scroll up for pricing on our three levels!

What are the differences in your denture levels?

Our dentures offer better wear resistance, better stain resistance, and a longer warranty as you go up in level. Our highest level denture (Top of the Line") is the only level where both the teeth and base are covered. (If a tooth pops off 4.5 years later, it's still covered under warranty!)

What does the denture warranty cover?

For all 3 denture levels, if your denture falls and breaks, we will fix them at no charge to you. 

What is not covered under the denture warranty?

The denture does not cover damage from being chewed up by your furry friend (a dog, that is), or if it is lost. 

What are your dentures made of?

Your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. The teeth used for the highest level ("Top-of-the-Line") dentures are the most resistant to fracture, abrasion, and plaque due to Nanopearl technology.

How do dentures fit?

Dentures fit differently from person to person. The fit of dentures largely depends on the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures tend to fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full lower dentures tend to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in the mouth since your tongue and cheeks are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend dental implants with lower dentures. 

How long does it take my jaws to heal after extractions?

The normal healing time is approximately 6 months. This will vary from person to person.

My dentures make 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 simply from wearing the dentures.

  • High pressure spots - these are normal with new dentures and typically just require simple adjustments.

  • Movement of the denture(s) - this can rub sores on your gums over time. Securing your dentures with implants significantly reduces this issue.

  • Wearing dentures - dentures are foreign to your body. They are a good 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 gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Do I need to take my dentures out every night?

In short, yes. When you wear your dentures for long periods of time, the gums underneath do not get enough oxygen to “breathe," and the moisture in your mouth can lead to bacterial and even fungal growth. That’s why it’s best practice to take them out every night and clean them thoroughly. For some patients with atypical schedules, it makes sense to remove them during the day instead. The main idea is to give your gums time to rest and “breathe” at some point every day. Also, for people who grind their teeth, taking their dentures out while sleeping will increase their usable life.

 

What are denture adjustments and how often will I need them?

At first, new dentures may have certain spots that rub and can cause soreness. During a denture adjustment, we can pinpoint the spot(s) on your denture that are bothering you, reduce the amount of pressure they put on the tissue, and smooth them thoroughly. This is completely normal with new dentures, and one or more adjustment should be expected.

Is there a charge for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments free of charge for the life of any denture that was made in our office. 

How do I care for my dentures?

  • Clean them daily with denture cleaner and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush.

  • Store them in water when not in use.

  • Do not store them in denture cleaner water for more than 5 minutes. 

What do I use to clean my dentures?

  • Antibacterial soap (or even dawn dish soap) and either a denture brush or very soft bristled tooth brush. Scrub them at least once a day. Rinse thoroughly after. 

  • Soak them in a denture cleanser for 5 minutes (optional)

  • You may also clean them in an ultrasonic cleaner. 

Can I boil my dentures to clean them?

No! Please do not boil your dentures to clean them. There is a strong chance that this will warp your dentures and ruin them.

What are your dentures made of?

Your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. 

The teeth used for the highest level ("Top-of-the-Line") dentures are the most resistant to fracture, abrasion, and plaque due to Nanopearl technology.

Can my dentures be damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base, and while these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop your dentures, especially onto porcelain sinks, 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. Pets and animals 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 my dentures are damaged, can they be repaired?

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

How are your denture prices so affordable?

At Texoma Dentures & Implants, we built a denture lab right in our office! This allows us to eliminate the need for an outside lab and their marked up prices. You will find most traditional dental offices charge 2-6 times as much as we do. Not to mention they will take weeks or even months to get your new teeth when we can make them in one day. In addition, you benefit from having a highly-trained team dedicated to making beautiful dentures every day.