Dentures

Because dentures are used when a person is missing most or all of their natural teeth, it’s important that you have a reliable solution that looks natural and offers outstanding performance.

Dentures in Rapid City, SD

Dentures are prosthetic teeth secured to a gum-colored base. They can be secured with or without dental implants, it’s best to visit with us to discuss all available options and determine the best solution for your needs. Dentures are an excellent option for people who are missing most or all of their natural teeth. This could be the result of an injury or declining oral health. Dentures make it easy for people to still enjoy the benefits that come with healthy, natural teeth where chewing is a natural fluid motion without pain or complication. They are easy to use and offer an effective solution for overcoming severe tooth loss.

Same-day Dentures

Same-day dentures are an efficient solution for individuals in need of immediate tooth replacement. These prosthetic teeth are secured to a gum-colored base, allowing patients to leave our office with a fully restored smile on the same day. Same-day dentures are particularly beneficial for those who have experienced sudden tooth loss due to factors such as injury or deteriorating oral health. These prosthetics enable individuals to quickly regain the advantages of a complete set of natural-looking teeth. The ease of use and immediate effectiveness make same-day dentures a practical and convenient solution for addressing significant tooth loss. Same-day dentures are only available for appointments scheduled before 10:30 a.m. on the procedure day.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth when a patient has some of their natural teeth remaining. These prosthetic devices are custom-made to fit comfortably in the patient’s mouth and are typically composed of a combination of acrylic or metal materials. Partial dentures can serve both functional and cosmetic purposes, as they not only help restore proper chewing and speech functions but also fill in gaps left by missing teeth, enhancing the appearance of a patient’s smile. They are a practical and cost-effective solution for individuals who are not candidates for dental implants or bridges and can significantly improve the quality of life for those with missing teeth.

Full, partial and removable dentures sitting on table

Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care Denture Warranty

We provide an extensive 8-year warranty specifically for the premium dentures, safeguarding against any manufacturing defects.

Additionally, we offer a 90-day "Patient Satisfaction Guarantee for Dentures and Partials," promising a refund if our patients aren't entirely content with their final dentures or partials. It's important to note that this warranty underscores our use of cutting-edge materials and technology, surpassing the quality of any 3-D printed or heat-injected denture available in the current market.

*Warranty covers the workmanship of the denture. Damages from accidents, loss, discoloration, misuse, changes in gums and bones due to circumstances such as remodeling or weight fluctuations, normal wear and tear, and outside alterations are not covered under our warranty.*

Our Process

At Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care, your denture journey begins with a complimentary consultation where your dentist can decide what kind of dentures will work best for your unique case. Our doctor takes many things into account when deciding on your treatment plan. Before choosing a path, you will discuss your age, comfort, bone density level, and overall hygiene. After consulting and planning, all there’s left to do is schedule your appointment before you’re enjoying your new smile.

  • How do I clean dentures?

    Traditional removable dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking great. Below are some cleaning steps and things to avoid when using traditional removable dentures:

    • Remove and rinse dentures after eating by running water over them to remove food debris and loose particles.
    • Handle them carefully and don’t bend or damage the plastic or clasps when cleaning.
    • Clean your mouth after removing dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
    • Brush your dentures once a day and soak them in a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque, and other deposits.
    • Soak dentures overnight in a mild denture-soaking solution to keep them moist and so they hold their shape.
    • Schedule regular dental checkups so your dentists can ensure proper fit, prevent slippage and discomfort and check the inside of your mouth to ensure it stays healthy.
    • Likewise, avoid abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpaste, products containing bleach on your dentures, and hot or boiling water that could warp them.
  • What are the different types of dentures?

    There are two types of dentures available. Traditional dentures that can be easily removed and cleaned on a daily basis and those that are “fixed”, also known as fixed dentures. Fixed dentures are permanently secured using dental implants. Once installed, they cannot be removed unless oral surgery is provided. With the proper care, fixed dentures will last a lifetime and feel almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.

    Traditional dentures are non-surgical denture options. These dentures grip around the dental arch and remaining jawbone and rely on suction to remain securely in place. They are removable for easy cleaning and the patient does not have a recovery period before they can use them.

  • What is the best denture adhesive or denture glue?

    The Oral Health Foundation developed guidelines to guide dental health care professionals and patients on the use of denture adhesive creams. These guidelines are listed below:

    • Patient satisfaction has become a decisive factor for the overall success of prosthodontic treatment in full-denture wearers.
    • Denture adhesives can enhance the retention of, and reduce food accumulation beneath, well-fitting complete dentures.
    • Denture adhesives can be beneficial to the patient. They may enhance comfort, provide psychological satisfaction, and increase confidence and thus wellbeing while increasing retention and stability, and improving function.
    • The effectiveness of denture adhesives cannot compensate for significant denture deficiencies.
    • Dental professionals should provide guidance and instructions to the patient on the correct application and use of the adhesive, and on removing it and cleaning the denture.
    • The optimal time to advise on the use of an adhesive varies between patients. For well-fitting dentures, it might occur at a review appointment, or for patients finding problems with compliance at the time of fitting or soon after.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dentures or any other service we provide, please contact our office and we will be happy to give you more information.

Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care – Rapid City

719 Omaha St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phone

605-593-0999

Fax

605-593-0710

Email Address

[email protected]