Boise 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 those who are looking for the most affordable tooth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, conventional dentures can provide an improved quality of life.

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

How can we make our dentures so budget friendly?

At Boise Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab on-site! This allows us to eliminate the need for an outside denture lab and their higher prices. Many competing 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 your new teeth when our office can do it all in as little as one day. We also have more experience than most practices because we limit our services to only dentures and dental implants.

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

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Enhanced confidence | Fantastic looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide incredible looks and are easily customized for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face that may have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Enhanced chewing ability leads to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most budget-friendly method of replacing 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 enjoy more of the foods you love and laugh and smile with family and friends.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office 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 getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, then still having to learn to function with dentures after 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 dentures which are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. These dentures help control swelling and bleeding by acting like bandages over the extraction sites.

What process should I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

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

This experience is different from patient to patient, but it does require practice and patience. Your mouth will be going through quite a lot of changes over the 6 month healing period. Remember, it does get easier over time and we are here for you through the entire process.

Some dentures look very fake. Will mine look that way?

Absolutely not. A common fear patients have is that the dentures won't look natural and people will immediately know they're dentures. Our highly skilled lab team will make certain you won't end up with "horse teeth" or "chiclets," simply beautiful, natural-looking teeth. No one will know.

How will dentures fit?

The fit of dentures largely depends on the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full upper dentures often fit rather well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your mouth. Full lower dentures are known to feel loose and have an inclination to "float" in your mouth since your cheeks and tongue are continually working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage dental implants with bottom dentures.

How do I chew with the new dentures?

Cut your food up into small pieces, chew smaller bites, and chew with food on both sides of your mouth to even out your bite.

I can’t taste as much with these dentures. Is this normal?

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 common?

Yes, lower dentures are more difficult to function with than upper dentures. Your tongue and cheeks moving will push and pull on your lower denture and dislodge it. Speak with the doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. They can help tremendously with lower denture fit and function.

My dentures feel like they’re becoming loose?

This is normal with immediate dentures. Your gums and jaws will shrink down after extractions. This leaves a gap between your gums and dentures. We place soft liners beneath 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 are they needed?

New dentures can have certain spots that rub slightly and create sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will find the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating you, decrease 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.

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 your dentures.

How do I care for my dentures?

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

What should I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either antibacterial hand soap or denture cleaner and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture brush. Scrub them at least once a day
  • Soak them in a denture cleanser (optional)
  • Ultrasonic cleaner

Should I remove my dentures when I sleep?

Yes, we do recommend removing your dentures before sleeping and also whenever you can 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, taking your dentures out 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 your dentures. If this happens, you will have to replace them.

Can the dentures be damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. Although these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop them, especially onto hard surfaces such as 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 my dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

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

Will there be pain after this procedure?

While experiences will vary, you can expect mild soreness 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?

This is perfectly normal when you first have a prosthesis placed in your mouth. Your mouth senses it as a foreign object and is trying to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. To learn more about your options click here. This medication will help relax you and often makes it so you don’t remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways 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 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 | Improved 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 in your denture levels?

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

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

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

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

Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your tongue and mouth will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sixty-six" and "sarcastic" can 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 the 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 your gums and the denture(s); and put them back in.

How much time should I take off work for recovery after my extractions?

Usually 4-7 days is enough time to recover. With that said, since there is always the chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to become accustomed 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 inside your denture throughout the 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 the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, and 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your overall health, and being able to speak, smile, and laugh confidently with teeth you can be 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 your mouth) removed from my denture?

Most of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Removing this also removes a great deal of stability and almost all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate may 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 will I bleed after surgery?

Substantial bleeding will have stopped before you leave our office, however, you can expect to have slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after your procedure. Additionally, you'll 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 heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A home remedy that still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

My dentures are making my gums sore, can this be improved?

There are many reasons which can lead to sore gums: high pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just plain old wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and typically only require small 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 the body. They can be a fantastic substitution for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate the body after a long day. Consider setting aside time to remove your dentures and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Will my dentures rock?

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

Denture adhesive may also be helpful for some patients.

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

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

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