Harlem 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 patients who are looking for the most affordable teeth replacement option or who are not candidates for dental implants, conventional 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 Harlem Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab on-site! This lets us eliminate the need for an outside denture lab and their higher prices. Many traditional dental practices often charge 2-4 times as much as our office. Not to mention they can take weeks or even months to get your new teeth when we can get them to you in just one day. We also have more experience than other offices because we limit our services to dentures and implants.

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

Benefits 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.

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

  • No 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 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 that are placed immediately after your natural teeth are taken out. These dentures help control swelling and bleeding by acting like bandages over your extraction sites.

What process should I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

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

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

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

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

How will dentures fit?

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

How will I chew with these new dentures?

Cut your food 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 common?

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

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

Yes, lower dentures are more difficult to function with than upper dentures. The tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on your lower denture and dislodge it. Speak with the doctor to see if you’re a candidate for lower dental implants. They can 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 gums and dentures. We place soft liners beneath your dentures to fill in this space. This should help them fit and feel better as you heal.

What are denture adjustments and how frequently are they needed?

New dentures often have certain spots that rub slightly and create sore spots. During the denture adjustment, we will target 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 perfectly 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 delivery of your final teeth or permanent hard reline. After this time, there is a small fee to adjust your dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

  • Clean them 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 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 when I sleep?

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

Can I boil the dentures to clean them?

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

Can my dentures get damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from an acrylic base and acrylic teeth. Although these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful to not drop your dentures, 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. Pets and animals love to chew on dentures and can often damage them irreparably very quickly. Be extra careful to put them 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 great features of acrylic dentures is the affordability and ease of repair compared to other materials. And in most cases, repairs are be finished the same day.

Is there pain after the procedure?

Though experiences will vary, you can expect some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their post op exam reporting minimal discomfort. You will be prescribed medication for pain 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 working 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 put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both oral & IV conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medicine will help relax you and often makes it so you don’t remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver to and from for this procedure, because of the sedation medication. 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 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 | Better 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 an entire mouth of teeth.
  • Improved quality of life

What are the differences between 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 immediately?

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

Will I 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 tongue and mouth will adjust quickly. "S’s" will be the toughest to pronounce. Practicing words like "stupendous" and "Mississippi" 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 your mouth will get some amount of food under it. The convenient thing about dentures is how easy they are to clean. Just remove them; clean your gums and the denture(s); and put them back in.

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

Generally 4-7 days is sufficient time for recovery. That being said, since there is always a chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to become accustomed 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 which are created as you heal helping your dentures to feel and fit better.

Am I too young for dentures?

No, this is not just a procedure for senior citizens. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be extremely beneficial to your long-term 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 the mouth) removed from my denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to remain. Cutting this out removes a great deal of security and nearly all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate may be removed for patients with 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 the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. In addition, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. 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 which still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on your 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 make my gums sore, can this be improved?

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

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and often just require small adjustments
  • Movement of the denture(s) | this can rub sores on the gums over time. Securing your dentures with implants significantly reduces this issue.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in your body. They are a fantastic replacement for missing teeth, but they can still aggravate the body after a long day. Consider setting aside time to take your dentures out and give your gums a chance to "rest."

 

Can my dentures wobble?

Yes, this is possible. Dental implants can provide the stability needed with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive can also be useful for some patients.

I don't like having something covering the roof of my mouth. What options do I have?

Dental implants can offer the security you need. Click here for more info.

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, these can be removed. 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 top denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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