Grand Junction 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 can provide an improved quality of life.

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

How can we make our dentures so budget friendly?

At Grand Junction Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab on-site! This lets us eliminate the need for an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Other competing dental practices often charge 2-4 times as much as we do. Not to mention these offices can take weeks or even months to get the dentures when our office can do it all in as little as one day. We also have more expertise than other practices because we limit our services to dentures and implants.

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

Advantages of Traditional Dentures

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures offer 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 following tooth loss.
  • Better nutrition | Improved chewing ability can lead to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most budget-friendly method of replacing a full arch (upper or lower) or a full set of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy an improved quality of life with the ability to enjoy more of your favorite foods and smile and laugh with friends and family.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t 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 immediately | The alternative is getting used to being 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 which are placed immediately after the natural teeth are taken out. They help control bleeding and swelling; they act like bandages over the extraction sites.

What is the process for getting immediate dentures?

The complete process typically takes 6 months, but may take more time for some patients.

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

The experience will be 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 phase. Remember, this will get easier over time and we are here for you throughout the process.

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

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 sure you don'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 upon the anatomy of the person wearing them. Full top dentures usually fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of the mouth. Full lower dentures tend to feel loose and have an inclination to "float" in the mouth since your tongue and cheeks are continually working to dislodge them. It's for this reason that we strongly recommend dental implants with lower 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 complete top denture covers the taste buds on the roof of the mouth reducing the taste sensitivity.

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

Yes, lower 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 your 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 becoming loose?

This is common with immediate dentures. Your jaws and gums will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between the 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 will I need them?

New dentures will have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will pinpoint 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 can be expected.

Is there a charge for denture adjustments?

We provide denture adjustments at no charge for the first 6 months after delivery of 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 your dentures daily with antibacterial hand soap and either a very soft bristled tooth brush or denture brush
  • Store your dentures in water when not in use

What should I use to clean the dentures?

  • Either antibacterial hand soap or denture cleaner 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 take my dentures out 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 commonly grind your teeth, taking your dentures out will help you increase their usable life significantly.

Can I boil my 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 my dentures be damaged?

Yes, your dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. Although these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful to not drop them, especially onto hard surfaces like 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. Pets and animals love to chew on dentures and have been known to damage them beyond repair quite fast. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t get to them.

If my dentures get 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 many cases, repairs are be finished the same day.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary some, you can expect some discomfort and slight swelling afterwards. Many patients return the next day for their post op exam reporting very little pain. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

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

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about your options click here. This medication will help relax you and typically makes it so you won't remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver 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 are the advantages of dentures?

  • Improved confidence | Great looks and a 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 | Improved chewing 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, better stain resistance, and longer warranties as you move up in levels.

Will I know how to eat with my dentures right away?

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

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

Again, this will take some time, but with a little practice and patience, your mouth and tongue will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the trickiest to pronounce. Practicing words like "sarcastic" and "stupendous" can help you get accustomed to your new teeth. In a few cases, patients may experience a small lisp long-term with dentures.

Can food get beneath 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 they are to clean. Just take them out; clean your gums and the denture(s); and put them back in.

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

Typically 4-7 days is enough time for recovery. With that said, as there is always a chance of swelling and bruising, and you’ll need to get used 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 through the healing process. It fills in the spaces which are created as you heal helping your dentures to fit and feel better.

Am I 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 even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your overall physical health, and having the ability to speak, smile, and laugh 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 part which covers roof of your mouth) removed from the denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to remain. 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 surgery?

Significant bleeding will stop before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. In addition, you will most likely see increased salivation when we first place your temporary teeth. 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 help clotting and reduce bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get 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 things that 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 normal 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 problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to the body. They are a fantastic substitution for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate the body after a long day. Consider planning time to take your dentures out and give your gum tissue a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

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

Denture adhesive can also be useful for some patients.

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

Dental implants often offer the stability you need. 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 secure either through natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not all patients will have natural suction with their top denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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