Skip to main content
Village Smile Care, 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572
Village Smile Care banner photo

Buyer’s Guide to Dentures: What You Need to Know

Welcome to Village Smile Care! If you or a loved one is considering dentures as a solution for missing teeth, you’ve come to the right place. Dentures are not just about restoring smiles; they’re about enhancing life quality by improving functionality and confidence. 

This guide will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the options, processes, and care involved in choosing dentures, ensuring you make the best decision for your oral health and lifestyle.

Understanding Dentures

Dentures are dental appliances that are removable and are used to replace lost teeth. They are intended to assist with speaking, chewing, and preserving facial structure. There are different types of dentures, each tailored to meet specific needs:

  1. Complete Dentures: Used in cases where either the lower or upper jaw’s whole set of teeth is absent. They are kept in place by suction and, in certain situations, with the use of an oral adhesive. They rest on the gums that surround the jawbones.
  2. Partial Dentures: Ideal for those who still have some of their natural teeth. These removable dental prosthetics not only replace lost teeth but also keep adjacent teeth from slipping into place.
  3. Immediate Dentures: Prepared in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. This means you don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, which can take several months.
  4. Overdentures: Sit on top of a minimal number of remaining natural teeth or on dental implants. These teeth or implants serve as anchors, providing stability and support for the dentures.

Benefits of Choosing Dentures

Opting for dentures at Village Smile Care offers several benefits:

  • Improved Oral Functionality: Dentures help restore the ability to chew and speak more effectively than you could without teeth.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Modern dentures are designed to look natural, improving your smile and facial structure.
  • Cost-Effective: Compared to other dental restoration methods like implants, dentures are a more affordable option, making them accessible to a broader range of patients.
  • Non-Invasive Option: Except for any extractions that might be needed, getting dentures is a non-surgical process, making it less daunting for many patients.

The Process of Getting Dentures

Here’s what you can expect when you choose to get dentures at Village Smile Care:

  1. Initial Consultation: It all starts with a thorough consultation during which we evaluate your oral health and go over your goals and requirements. We will take impressions of your jaw and measurements to ensure your dentures fit comfortably and functionally.
  2. Tooth Extraction (if necessary): If you have remaining damaged teeth, they may need to be extracted before your dentures can be fitted.
  3. Denture Fitting: Once your gums heal or, in the case of immediate dentures, immediately after extractions, you will have your first fitting. It might take several appointments to adjust the fit and ensure comfort and functionality.
  4. Final Adjustments: Once the final adjustments are made, your dentures should feel comfortable and look natural.

Caring for Your Dentures

Proper care is crucial to the longevity and comfort of your dentures:

  • Daily Cleaning: Just like natural teeth, dentures require daily brushing to remove food and plaque and prevent staining.
  • Soaking Overnight: To maintain their form, most dentures require moisture. Overnight, immerse them in water or a gentle denture-soaking solution.
  • Regular Dental Checkups: Routine visits to Village Smile Care are essential to adjust and examine the fit of your dentures and to check the health of your gums.

Cost Efficiency of Dentures at Village Smile Care

Dentures are a significant investment in your oral health and overall quality of life. At Village Smile Care, we understand the financial concerns that can accompany this decision, and we are committed to providing both transparent pricing and multiple options to help manage these costs effectively. In this section, we’ll explore the typical pricing ranges for dentures and discuss various ways you can save money by choosing our services.

Typical Costs of Dentures

The cost of dentures can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of dentures selected and any preparatory dental work required:

  1. Complete Dentures: Generally, a full set of upper and lower complete dentures ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. This cost includes the initial consultation, fitting, and adjustments.
  2. Partial Dentures: These are typically less expensive than complete dentures, with prices ranging from $500 to $2,000, depending on the number of teeth being replaced and the materials used.
  3. Immediate Dentures: These may cost slightly more than traditional dentures because of the immediacy and convenience they offer. They generally fall within the same price range as complete dentures but might include additional charges for expedited lab services.
  4. Overdentures: Sitting over a few remaining natural teeth or dental implants, overdentures tend to be more costly due to the additional complexity and materials required. Prices can vary significantly based on whether additional dental implants are needed.

Saving Money with Village Smile Care

Choosing Village Smile Care for your denture needs comes with several cost-saving benefits:

  1. Comprehensive Care: We manage all aspects of your denture process from extractions, if necessary, to final fittings. By handling everything in-house, we eliminate the need for external referrals, which can save you both time and money.
  2. Payment Plans and Financing Options: We offer a variety of payment plans and financing options to spread the cost of your dentures over time, making the investment more manageable.
  3. Insurance Assistance: Our experienced staff will help you navigate your dental insurance to maximize any benefits you might have that could offset the cost of your dentures. We handle the paperwork and liaise with insurance providers on your behalf.
  4. High-Quality Materials and Craftsmanship: We use only high-quality materials in the creation of your dentures, which ensures durability and longevity. Investing in quality means fewer adjustments and replacements down the road, saving you money over the long term.
  5. Seasonal Promotions: We occasionally offer promotions and discounts on our denture services. Be sure to inquire about any current deals which could further reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

At Village Smile Care, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality dental care that fits their budget. Our commitment to affordability, without compromising on the quality of care, makes us a preferred choice for those considering dentures. If you’re ready to explore your options for dentures, contact us today for a consultation. Let us help you achieve a functional and beautiful smile in a way that respects your financial needs.

Why Choose Village Smile Care for Your Dentures?

At Village Smile Care, we pride ourselves on providing personalized, compassionate care. Our team uses the latest technologies and materials to create dentures that not only fit well but also mimic the appearance of natural teeth as closely as possible. We understand the importance of having a functional, beautiful smile and are dedicated to helping you achieve just that.

Ready to take the next step towards a full smile? Contact us today at Village Smile Care to schedule your consultation. Let us help you begin this transformative journey with confidence and support every step of the way!

Village Smile Care. 1730 Springdale St. Mt Horeb, WI 53572. Call (608) 437-7645

Office Hours

Monday: 7am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am to 3pm
Friday: By Appointment

Contact Us

(608) 437-7645

New Patient Forms

We are always excited to see new smiles coming through our door! In order to provide you with the best level of care, we need to get some information from you. Please fill out your new patient forms below: