Idaho Falls 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 people who are looking for the most affordable tooth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, traditional dentures offer 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 can we make our dentures so affordable?

At Idaho Falls Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab in-house! This allows us to eliminate the need for an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Other competing dental offices often charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention they 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 other practices because we limit our services to only dentures and implants.

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

Advantages of Conventional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer great looks and are easily customizable for each individual.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face which may have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | 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 the foods you love and laugh and smile with family and friends.

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 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 that are placed immediately after the natural teeth are removed. They help control swelling and bleeding by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

The complete process often takes 6 months, but can take more time for some patients.

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

This experience will be different for each 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, this will get easier with time and we will be here for you throughout the process.

Some dentures look so fake. Will mine look like that?

Absolutely not. A common fear patients have is that their dentures will not look natural and people will know they're dentures. Our talented lab team will make sure you won'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 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 an inclination to "float" in your mouth since your cheeks and tongue are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we highly recommend dental implants with lower dentures.

How do I chew with the 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 that normal?

Yes, the palate of a full top denture covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth reducing your taste sensitivity.

The lower denture is difficult to function with. Is this common?

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than top dentures. The tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the bottom denture and dislodge it. Talk with your doctor to learn if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. These can help tremendously with lower denture fit and function.

My dentures feel like they’re becoming loose?

This is normal with immediate dentures. Your jaws and gums will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between your dentures and gums. We place soft liners beneath your dentures to fill in this gap. This should help them fit and feel better as you heal.

What are denture adjustments and how frequently are they needed?

New dentures will have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will find the spot(s) on your denture that are bothering you, reduce 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 at no 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 the dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

  • Clean them 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 before bed?

Yes, we do recommend removing your dentures when you sleep 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're a teeth grinder, taking your dentures out 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 them. If this happens, you will have to replace them.

Can my dentures get damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. While these materials are very strong, they can become damaged. Be careful not to drop them, especially onto hard surfaces like porcelain sinks, tile floors, etc.

One of the most common ways dentures are 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 reach them.

If my dentures get damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in most cases they can. One of the great features of acrylic dentures is the affordability and ease of repairing them compared to other materials. And in most cases, repairs can be finished the same day.

Can I expect pain after the procedure?

Though your experience may vary, you should expect some discomfort and slight swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the next day for their post op exam reporting very little 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 a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your mouth senses it as foreign material and is working to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within a few days.

Can I be put to sleep for the procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, provide both oral & IV conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about your options. This medication will help relax you and often makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for your 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?

  • Improved 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 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 offer improved wear resistance, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you go 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 practice and patience 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 know how to speak with my new teeth right away?

Again, this will take some time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sixty-six" and "sarcastic" will help you get accustomed to your prosthetic teeth. In a few cases, patients may experience a small 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 the denture(s) and your gums; and place them back in.

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

Usually 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 get used to eating and speaking with your dentures, the longer you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion which is placed in your denture throughout your healing process. It fills in the spaces that are created as you heal helping your dentures to fit and feel 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, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be quite beneficial to your overall physical health, and having the ability to smile, laugh, and converse confidently with teeth you’re proud of can benefit your emotional 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 the 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 will I bleed after surgery?

Substantial bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after your procedure. In addition, you'll most likely have increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this extra 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 home remedy that still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra 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 make my gums sore, can this be improved?

There are many things which can cause sore gums: high pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just ordinary wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and often only require small adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Stabilizing your dentures with implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in the body. They are a wonderful replacement 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 gums a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

Yes, this is possible. Dental implants can provide the stability that is missing with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive may also be useful for some patients.

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

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

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, they can be removed. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept in place either through natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not all patients will have natural suction with their top denture for a number of reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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