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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 lowest cost tooth replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, conventional dentures offer a better quality of life.

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

How are our dentures so budget friendly?

At Spokane 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 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 our office can get them to you in as little as one day. We also have more expertise than most practices because we limit our services to only dentures and implants.

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

Benefits of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Wonderful looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customized for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face which have sunken following tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Enhanced chewing ability can lead to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most affordable 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 eat more of your favorite foods and smile and laugh with family and friends.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • No 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 immediately | The alternative is going toothless while your extraction sites heal, and then having to learn to function with dentures once 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 dentures that 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?

The process usually takes 6 months, but may take longer for some patients.

  • Impressions will be taken prior to the 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 to get used to the new dentures?

This experience will be different from patient to 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.

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

Absolutely not. One of the common fears 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 won't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," just 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 rather well, acting as a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full lower dentures are known 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 highly encourage dental implants with lower dentures.

How do I chew with these 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 that common?

Yes, the palate of a complete top denture covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth reducing your 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. The tongue and cheeks moving will push and pull on your lower denture and dislodge it. Speak with the doctor to learn if you’re a candidate for lower implants. These can help tremendously with lower denture fit and function.

My dentures feel like they’re becoming loose?

This is common with immediate dentures. Your jaws and gums will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between the gums and dentures. We place soft liners in 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 often have certain spots that rub slightly and create sore spots. During a 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 can be expected.

Is there a charge 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 time, there is a small fee to adjust the dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

  • Clean your dentures every day 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 should I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either denture cleaner or antibacterial hand soap 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 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, taking your dentures out will help you increase their functional life significantly.

Can I boil the dentures to clean them?

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

Can my dentures get damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. While 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 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 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 affordability and ease of repair compared to other materials. And in most cases, repairs can be completed the same day.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary some, most patients can expect some soreness and possible swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their post op exam reporting minimal soreness. 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 working to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within 2-3 days.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, provide both oral & IV conscious sedatives. To learn more about these options click here. The medicine will provide relaxation and often makes it so you don’t 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, because of 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 offer 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 | Better 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 an entire mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences between denture levels?

Our dentures provide better wear resistance, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you move up in levels.

Will I know how to eat with my dentures immediately?

Just like you would need practice in order to become used to walking with a prosthetic leg, it will require some practice and patience to become used to the prosthetic teeth. Practice and patience are the keys to improving with your new dentures as quickly as you can.

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

Again, this will take some time, but with a little patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like “Mississippi” and “sixty-six” can help you get accustomed to your new 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 it is to clean them. Simply remove them; clean your gums and the denture(s); and place them back in.

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

Usually 4-7 days is sufficient time for recovery. That being said, since there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you will need to become accustomed to eating and speaking with your dentures, the longer you can take off, the better.

What are soft liners?

A soft liner is a cushion which is placed in 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 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your overall health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile confidently with teeth you’re proud 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 which covers roof of your mouth) removed from the 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 can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Substantial bleeding will stop before you leave the clinic, however, you can expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. In addition, you'll most likely see increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount of blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call our office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become 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 several things which can lead to sore gums: high pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just ordinary wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and typically only require simple adjustments
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Stabilizing your dentures with dental implants can greatly reduce this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to your 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 remove your dentures and give your gums 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 beneficial for some patients.

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

Dental implants can offer the stability you want. Click here for more info.

Can I remove immediate dentures?

Yes, they are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept in place either through 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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