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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 looking for the most affordable tooth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, traditional dentures offer a better quality of life.

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

How are our dentures so affordable?

At Birmingham Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab right in our office! This allows us to eliminate the need for an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Many traditional dental offices will charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention they will take weeks or even months to get your new teeth when we can do it all in as little as one day. We also have more experience than most offices because we limit our services to dentures and implants.

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

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide 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 a full mouth of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life with the ability to eat more of the foods you enjoy and laugh and smile with friends and family.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • No need to go without teeth | Leave our clinic 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 once 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 your natural teeth are taken out. They help control bleeding and swelling by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What is the process of getting immediate dentures?

This process usually takes 6 months, but can take more time for some patients.

  • Impressions are taken before your procedure with your natural teeth still present. From these impressions, the 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 these 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 phase. Remember, it does get easier with time and we will be here for you throughout the process.

Some 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 immediately know they're dentures. Our highly skilled 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 will dentures fit?

The fit of dentures mostly depends on the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full top dentures often 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 your mouth since your cheeks and tongue are constantly working to dislodge them. It's 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 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 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 function with. Is this normal?

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

My dentures feel like they’re getting 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 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 will have certain spots that rub slightly and create sore spots. During a denture adjustment, we will pinpoint the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating you, reduce the amount of pressure they put on the gums, 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 at no 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 daily with antibacterial hand soap and either a denture brush or a very soft bristled tooth brush
  • Store your dentures in water when not in use

What do I use to clean my 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 take my dentures out before bed?

Yes, we do recommend taking your dentures out before sleeping and also whenever possible throughout the day. This gives your gums time to “rest” and get natural, cleansing saliva flow to them. Also, if you're a teeth grinder, taking your dentures out will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can I boil the dentures to clean them?

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

Can my dentures be damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. While these materials are very strong, they can become damaged. Be careful to not drop your dentures, especially onto hard surfaces like quartz countertops, ceramic tiles, etc.

One of the most frequent ways dentures can be damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Pets and animals enjoy chewing on dentures and can often damage them irreparably very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t reach them.

If the dentures get damaged, can they be repaired?

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 many cases, repairs can be completed the same day.

Can I expect pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary, you can expect some soreness and possible swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting minimal discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

This 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. 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 provide both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. The medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for this 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 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 a complete 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 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 walking 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 quickly as you can.

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

Again, this will take a little 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 used to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may experience a small lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get beneath 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 it is to clean them. Simply remove them; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and put them back in.

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

Typically 4-7 days is enough time for recovery. With that said, since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to become accustomed to eating and speaking with your dentures, the more time you can take off, the better.

What is a soft liner?

A soft liner is a cushion that is placed inside your denture through the healing process. It fills in the spaces that are created as you heal helping your dentures to feel and fit better.

Am I too young for dentures?

No, this is not only for the elderly. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need their teeth replaced. 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’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 your mouth) removed from my denture?

Most of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Removing this also removes a lot of stability and nearly all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate can sometimes 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 have stopped before you leave our office, however, you can expect to have some bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. In addition, 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 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 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 become saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

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

There are several things which can lead to sore gums: high pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just regular wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are common with new dentures and often just require slight adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Securing your dentures with dental implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in the body. They are a fantastic substitution for missing teeth, but they can still irritate your mouth after a long day. Consider planning time to remove your dentures and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

Yes, it is possible. Dental implants can give the stability needed 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 options do I have?

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

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, they are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept secure 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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