Little Rock 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 seeking the most affordable teeth replacement option or for whom dental implants are not an option, conventional dentures offer a better quality of life.

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

How are our dentures so inexpensive?

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

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

Advantages of Conventional Dentures

  • Enhanced confidence | Great looks and a 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 which may have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability can lead to better digestion and improved nutrition.
  • Budget-Friendly | Dentures are the most budget-friendly way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full set of teeth.
  • Improve quality of life | enjoy a higher quality of life by being able to eat more of the foods you love and smile and laugh with family and friends.

Advantages of Immediate Dentures

  • You won’t need to go without teeth | Leave our office with replacement 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 going 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 those which are placed immediately after your natural teeth are taken out. They help control bleeding and swelling; they act like bandages over your extraction sites.

What process should I expect when getting immediate dentures?

This process often takes 6 months, but can take longer for some patients.

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

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

My friend's dentures look very fake. Will mine look like that?

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

How do dentures fit?

The fit of dentures mostly depends on the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full top dentures often fit relatively well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your mouth. Full lower dentures are known to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in the mouth since your tongue and cheeks are continually working to dislodge them. It's for this reason that we highly recommend dental implants with lower dentures.

How do I chew with my new dentures?

Cut your food 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 that common?

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

The bottom denture is difficult to chew and speak with. Is this common?

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than top dentures. The tongue and cheeks moving will push and pull on your bottom denture and dislodge it. Talk with the doctor to see 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 normal with immediate dentures. Your jaws and gums will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between your gums and dentures. 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 frequently will I need them?

New dentures often have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will find 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?

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 your dentures.

How do I care for my dentures?

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

What do I use to clean my dentures?

  • Either antibacterial hand soap or denture cleaner 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 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, removing your dentures 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, they will need to be replaced.

Can the 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 your dentures, especially onto hard surfaces like 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 very quickly. Be extra careful to put them up where your pet can’t reach them.

If my dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

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.

Is there pain after this procedure?

While experiences will vary, most patients can expect some discomfort and slight swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up examination reporting very little pain. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Why am I salivating (drooling) so much?

Excess saliva is completely 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. The increased salivation should decrease within 2-3 days.

Can I be put under for the 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. The medication will provide relaxation and often makes it so you don’t remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for your 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?

  • Enhanced 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 | 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 an entire mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences between denture levels?

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

Will I automatically know how to talk 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 most difficult to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" will help you get accustomed to your new teeth. In some cases, patients may have 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 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?

Generally 4-7 days is sufficient time to recover. That being said, since there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you’ll need to become accustomed 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 that is placed in your denture through your 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, and 20s to need their teeth replaced. Replacing bad teeth can be immensely beneficial to your long-term health, and being able 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 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 great deal of security 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 will I bleed after surgery?

Substantial bleeding will have stopped before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 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 classic home remedy that still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a standard tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra 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 get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

My dentures are making my gums sore, what can I do for this?

There are multiple 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 normal with new dentures and typically only require simple adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Stabilizing your dentures with dental implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign to the body. They can be a wonderful replacement for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate the body after a long day. Consider scheduling time to take your dentures out and give your gums a chance to "rest."

Can my dentures wobble?

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

Denture adhesive can 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 give the security you need. 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 by natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not all patients will have natural suction with their upper denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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