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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 teeth replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, traditional dentures offer an improved quality of life.

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

How are our dentures so budget friendly?

At Sarasota Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab right in our office! 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 we do. Not to mention these offices will take weeks or even months to get your 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 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 Conventional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Wonderful looks and a brand new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide incredible looks and are easily customized for each individual.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help fill out areas of the face which have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Enhanced chewing ability can lead to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Higher quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life by being able to enjoy more of the foods you love and smile and laugh with family and friends.

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office with 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 getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, then still 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 dentures that are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. They help control swelling and bleeding; they act like bandages over your extraction sites.

What process can I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

  • Impressions are 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 to get used to the new dentures?

The experience will be different for each 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. A common fear patients have is that their dentures will not look natural and people will 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 largely depends on the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full upper dentures often fit rather well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full bottom dentures tend to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in your mouth since your tongue and cheeks are continually working to dislodge them. It's for this reason that we highly encourage dental implants with bottom dentures.

How will I chew with these new dentures?

Cut your food into smaller pieces, chew smaller 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 normal?

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

My lower denture is difficult to chew and speak with. Is this normal?

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

My dentures feel like they’re getting loose?

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

What are denture adjustments and how often are they needed?

New dentures will have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will target the spot(s) on your denture that are bothering you, reduce the amount of pressure apply to the gums, and smooth them thoroughly. This is completely normal with all new dentures and one or more adjustments should be expected.

Will I be charged for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments free of 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 your dentures daily with antibacterial hand soap and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture brush
  • Store them in water when not in use

What do 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 naturally grind your teeth, removing your dentures will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can I boil my dentures to clean them?

No! Do not boil the dentures to clean them. The heat can warp your dentures. If this happens, you will have to replace them.

Can my dentures get damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. While these materials are quite strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop them, especially onto hard surfaces such as porcelain sinks, tile floors, etc.

One of the most frequent ways dentures are damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Animals and pets love to chew on dentures and can often damage them irreparably quite fast. Be extra careful to put them up where your pet can’t reach them.

If the dentures get damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in many 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 many cases, repairs are be completed the same day.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

Though your experience may vary some, most patients should expect some discomfort and possible swelling afterwards. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting minimal soreness. You will be prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This is completely normal when you first have an implant placed in your mouth. Your body senses it as foreign material and is working to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. The medication will help to relax you and typically makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for this 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?

  • Improved confidence | Great looks with your 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 that have sunken in following tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability leads to better digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most cost-effective way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences in your denture levels?

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

Will I know how to eat with my dentures immediately?

Just as 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 your new teeth. Patience and practice are the keys to improving with your new dentures as quickly as possible.

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

Again, this will take some time, but with a little practice and patience, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" will help you get used 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 it is to clean them. Simply take them out; clean your gums and the denture(s); and put them back in.

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

Usually 4-7 days is sufficient time to recover. That being said, since there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to get used to speaking and eating with your dentures, the longer you can take off, the better.

What are soft liners?

A soft liner is a cushion that is placed inside 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 the elderly. It’s actually very common for people in their 40s, 30s, and 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your long-term physical health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile 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 the mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Cutting this out removes a lot of security 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 the procedure?

Substantial bleeding will stop before you leave our office, however, you can expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you'll most likely see increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. When this extra saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A classic home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the excess 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 get saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

My dentures make my gums sore, can this be improved?

There are several reasons which can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of your denture(s), and just regular wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and typically just require slight adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums gradually. Securing the dentures with implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in your body. They can be a wonderful substitution for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate your mouth 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 can give the stability needed with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive may also be beneficial for some patients.

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

Dental implants can provide the security you want. Click here for more info.

Can I remove immediate dentures?

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

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