Dentures are oral appliances that replace missing teeth and restore your oral function and aesthetic. If you’re considering dentures or another general dentistry solution to replace missing teeth, then you may have some questions.
At Gallery Dental of Oakbrook, we welcome your questions. So, don’t be shy–ask our dentist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, how we can help you improve your oral health. Simply call our team at (630) 620-8300, or send us a brief message here for more information and booking.
Meanwhile, let Dr. Peter L. Noto address some of your questions about dentures. Because getting answers now can help you make the best decision for your smile, budget, and lifestyle later.
Can I get dentures if I still have some of my natural teeth?
Yes. Patients with few natural teeth remaining in their smiles may pursue partial dentures or overdentures rather than complete dentures (also called full dentures). Partial dentures and overdentures account for existing teeth while replacing missing teeth.
How much do dentures cost?
Several factors can influence the cost of oral appliances, such as:
- The type of denture needed
- Preparatory procedures (like dental bone grafting or dental implant surgery)
- Case complexity
- Dentist location
- Laboratory and fabrication fees
Nevertheless, 2022 data suggest that patients without insurance can expect:
- Traditional dentures to average $1,800 per arch
- Implant-supported dentures to average $21,500 per arch
- Immediate dentures to average $1,900 per arch
Does it hurt to get dentures?
This is a complicated question to answer. Most of the denture process is painless. However, some patients may report minor discomfort, especially following dental implant surgery or after improper denture wear. Nonetheless, proper denture wear should be pain-free.
Indeed, rather than pain, the vast majority of patients report feeling awkward while they adjust to their new appliances. Luckily, continued wear while eating and speaking can help patients quickly adjust to their new smiles.
Can I get same-day dentures immediately after tooth extractions?
Yes, it is possible to receive dentures immediately after tooth extractions. Our team can fit patients with immediate dentures to improve their oral function while they wait for their final prosthetics.
Can I sleep with my dentures in?
It depends. Many oral appliances come in removable and permanent options. If an appliance is designed to remain in the mouth permanently, then patients may sleep with it in. If an appliance is removable, then patients should remove and cleanse it before safely storing it in a glass of fresh water overnight.
Can I get my dentures adjusted if they are loose?
Yes, patients can improve the fit and function of their prosthetics by relining their appliances. Alternatively, patients can use a stronger denture adhesive, or they may pursue dental implants for long-lasting stability.
Schedule a Denture Consultation in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
You deserve a smile that looks as natural as it feels. Contact Dr. Peter Noto at Gallery Dental of Oakbrook today to see if lifelike, custom-made dentures are right for you. Just send us a message here, or call (630) 620-8300 to get started now.