Brandywine 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 looking for the most affordable tooth 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 are able to offer our patients the lowest prices and, sometimes, same day denture services.

How can we make our dentures so budget friendly?

At Brandywine Dentures and Implants, we have a denture lab right in our office! This allows us to eliminate the need to use an outside denture lab and their marked up prices. Other traditional dental offices will charge 2-4 times as much as our office. Not to mention these offices often take weeks or even months to get your dentures when our office can get them to you in as little as one day. We also have more expertise than most offices because we limit our services to only dentures and dental 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 | Fantastic looks and a completely new smile.
  • Looks | Dentures provide incredible looks and are easily customizable for each patient.
  • Facial Support | Dentures help to fill back out areas of the face that have sunken after tooth loss.
  • Improved nutrition | Improved chewing ability can lead to improved digestion and better nutrition.
  • Affordability | Dentures are the most affordable way to replace a full arch (upper or lower) or a full mouth of teeth.
  • Higher 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 completely new teeth the same day your natural teeth are removed.
  • Helps control swelling
  • Helps control bleeding
  • Helps you start getting used to dentures right away | The alternative is getting used to being toothless while your extraction sites heal, and then 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 dentures that are placed immediately after your natural teeth are removed. These dentures help control swelling and bleeding by acting like bandages over the extraction sites.

What process can I expect when getting immediate dentures?

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

  • Impressions will be taken prior to your 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 immediate dentures?

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

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

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

How will dentures fit?

Denture fit mostly depends upon the anatomy of the one wearing them. Full top dentures usually fit rather well, acting like a suction cup against the roof of your mouth. Full bottom dentures tend to feel loose and have a tendency to "float" in your mouth since your tongue and cheeks are constantly working to dislodge them. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage dental implants with lower dentures.

How will I chew with the new dentures?

Cut your food up 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 my dentures. Is that common?

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

The lower denture is difficult to chew and speak with. Is this normal?

Yes, bottom dentures are more difficult to function with than top dentures. The tongue and cheeks moving push and pull on the bottom denture and dislodge it. Speak 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 becoming loose?

This is common with immediate dentures. Your gums and jaws will shrink down after extractions. This leaves space between your gums and dentures. We place soft liners in your dentures to fill in this space. This should help your dentures fit and feel better as you heal.

What are denture adjustments and how frequently are they needed?

New dentures will have certain spots that rub slightly and can cause sore spots. During a denture adjustment, we will pinpoint the spot(s) on your denture that are irritating you, decrease 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.

Will I be charged for denture adjustments?

Our office provides denture adjustments free of 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 the dentures.

How do I take care of my dentures?

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

What should I use to clean the 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 a day
  • 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 possible throughout the day. This gives your gums time to "relax" and get natural, cleansing saliva flow to them. Also, if you're a teeth grinder, removing your dentures will help you increase their functional life significantly.

Can I boil the dentures to clean them?

No! Do not boil the dentures to clean them. The heat can warp your dentures. If this happens, you will have to replace them.

Can my dentures get damaged?

Yes, the dentures are made from acrylic teeth and an acrylic base. While these materials are very strong, they can be damaged. Be careful not to drop them, especially onto hard surfaces such as quartz countertops, tile floors, etc.

One of the most common ways dentures are damaged beyond repair is when a dog (or sometimes cat) gets ahold of them. Pets and animals enjoy chewing on dentures and have been known to damage them beyond repair very quickly. Be extra careful to put your dentures up where your pet can’t reach them.

If the dentures are damaged, are they repairable?

Yes, in most cases they can. One of the great features of acrylic dentures is the ease and affordability 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?

Though your experience may vary, you can expect some soreness and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up exam reporting very little discomfort. 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 a foreign object and is working to “flush” it out. This increased salivation should subside within a few days.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. This medicine will help relax you and typically makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you both ways 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 are the advantages of dentures?

  • Enhanced 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 complete 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 go up in levels.

Will I know how to eat with my new teeth right away?

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

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

Again, this will take a little time, but with some patience and practice, your mouth and tongue will quickly adjust. "S’s" will be the most difficult to pronounce. Practicing saying words like "sixty-six" and "sarcastic" can help you get used 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 your mouth can get some amount of food under it. The convenient thing about dentures is how easy it is to clean them. Just remove them; clean the denture(s) and your gums; and place them back in.

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

Usually 4-7 days is sufficient time for recovery. That being said, since there is always the chance of bruising and swelling, and you will need to become accustomed to eating and speaking with your dentures, the more time 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.

I feel like I’m too young for dentures?

No, this is not only for seniors. It’s actually quite common for people in their 40s, 30s, even 20s to need to replace their teeth. Replacing bad teeth can be very beneficial to your overall physical health, and being able to laugh, converse, and smile confidently with teeth you can be of can benefit your psychological 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 the mouth) removed from the denture?

The majority of the palate of the denture needs to stay. Removing this also removes a lot of stability and almost all of your natural suction. A portion of the palate may 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 the clinic, however, expect to have slight bleeding (oozing) for a few days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely see increased salivation when we first put your temporary teeth in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If you experience heavy bleeding, please call the office.

An old home remedy which still works quite well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra 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 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 many reasons that can cause sore gums: higher pressure spots, movement of the denture(s), and just plain old wearing of the dentures.

  • High pressure spots | these are normal with new dentures and typically only require small adjustments.
  • Denture movement | this can rub sores on your gums gradually. Stabilizing the dentures with dental implants can greatly reduce this problem.
  • Wearing dentures | dentures are foreign objects in the body. They are a wonderful substitution for missing teeth, but they can still irritate your mouth 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, it is possible. Dental implants often give the stability that is missing with dentures alone. Click here for more info.

Denture adhesive may 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 often give the security you want. Click here for more info.

Are immediate dentures removable?

Yes, they are removable. They come in and out of the mouth and are kept secure either by natural suction for the upper or denture adhesive. Not everyone will have natural suction with their upper denture for multiple reasons (palatal torus, flat palate, bone loss, etc.)

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