Morgantown Dentures

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We offer multiple options for full and partial dentures.

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About Dentures

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Explore Denture Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dentures?

For people who are looking for the lowest cost tooth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, traditional dentures can provide an improved quality of life.

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

How are our dentures so budget friendly?

At Morgantown Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab on-site! This lets us eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Many traditional dental offices often charge 2-4 times as much as our office. Not to mention these offices often take weeks or even months to get the new teeth when we can get them to you in as little as one day. We also have more experience than other offices because we limit our services to dentures and implants.

Our denture prices start as low as $1,549. Schedule a free consultation now to get started on your new smile!

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Wonderful looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer incredible looks and are easily customizable for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face which have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most budget-friendly method of replacing a full arch (upper or lower) or a full set of teeth.
  • Higher quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life with the ability to eat more of the foods you love and laugh and smile 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 natural teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures right away | The alternative is going toothless while your extraction sites heal, and then having to learn to function with dentures after you’ve recovered.

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 removed. These dentures help control bleeding and swelling by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What process can I expect when getting immediate dentures?

The process often takes 6 months, but can take longer for some patients.

  • Impressions are taken prior to 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 these dentures?

The experience will be 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, it does get easier with time and we will be here for you through the entire process.

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

Absolutely not. One of the common fears patients have is that their dentures will not look natural and people will know they're dentures. Our highly skilled lab team will make certain you won'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 mostly depends on the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures usually fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your mouth. Full lower 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 these new dentures?

Cut your food up into small 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 these dentures. Is this normal?

Yes, the palate of a full upper denture covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth reducing the 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 top dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the bottom denture and dislodge it. Speak with your doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower implants. They can 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 your dentures and gums. We place soft liners in your dentures to fill in this space. This should help your dentures 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 a denture adjustment, we will target 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 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 delivery of your final teeth or permanent hard reline. After this time, there is a small fee to adjust your dentures.

How do I care for 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 do I use to clean the dentures?

  • Either denture cleaner or antibacterial hand soap 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 taking your dentures out before sleeping and also whenever you can 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 functional life significantly.

Can I boil the dentures to clean them?

No! Do not boil the dentures to clean them. The heat can warp your dentures. If this happens, they will need to be replaced.

Can the dentures be damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. While these materials are quite strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop your dentures, especially onto hard surfaces like porcelain sinks, 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 enjoy chewing on dentures and can often damage them irreparably very quickly. Be extra careful to put them up where your pet can’t get to them.

 

If my dentures get damaged, are they repairable?

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 most cases, repairs are be finished the same day.

Can I expect pain after this procedure?

While experiences will vary, you can expect some soreness and possibly swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the following day for their follow-up examination reporting very little discomfort. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help alleviate any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

Excess saliva is perfectly normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as foreign material and is trying 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, offer both oral & IV conscious sedatives. To learn more about your options click here. This medicine will help to relax you and typically makes it so you won't even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you both ways for your procedure, due to the 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 advantages can I expect from dentures?

  • Enhanced 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 | Better 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 in your denture levels?

Our dentures provide better wear resistance, better 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 become used to the prosthetic teeth. Practice and patience are the keys to improving with your new dentures as fast as you can.

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

Again, this will take some time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" will help you get accustomed to your new teeth. In some 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 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 to recover after my extractions?

Typically 4-7 days is sufficient time for recovery. With that said, since there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to get used 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 that is placed in your denture throughout the 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 only for senior citizens. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, and even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial to your overall health, and having the ability to smile, laugh, and converse 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 portion that covers roof of your mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Removing this also removes a great deal of stability 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 have stopped before you leave our office, however, expect to have slight 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 increased saliva mixes with a small amount of blood, it can look like more blood than it is. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call the office.

A classic home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your 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 needed.

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

There are many things that can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just plain old wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and often just require simple adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Securing your dentures with dental implants can greatly reduce this problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to the body. They can be a fantastic replacement for missing teeth, but they can still irritate the body after a long day. Consider scheduling time to take your dentures out and give your gums a chance to "rest."

Will my dentures rock?

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

Denture adhesive may also be helpful for some patients.

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

Dental implants often give the security you want. Click here for more info.

Are immediate dentures removable?

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 top denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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