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Dentures

Missing teeth can ruin your self-esteem. You need a trusted solution that can boost your confidence.

Our dentists in Utah can construct a variety of dentures that can meet your goals and budget.

Dentures from Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, are lifelike and versatile. Learn what kind of denture is right for you.

Should I Consider Dentures?

If you have multiple missing teeth, dentures may be the solution. Patients who are missing multiple teeth may be candidates for partial dentures, in which prosthetic teeth are placed around natural remaining teeth. Full dentures are an option for those who have lost an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. Both partial dentures and full dentures can be removed.

For a more stable option, patients can also opt for implant-supported dentures. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that help anchor the appliance in place.

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A Lifetime of Benefits

Missing teeth can alter your health in ways that may not seem obvious at first. Dentures from Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, could boost the quality of your life in the following ways:

Look Younger

Missing teeth can make your cheeks appear sunken. Dentures will restore volume in your cheeks, giving you a younger appearance.

Improved Diet

Some foods become harder to chew with missing teeth, which could result in nutritional deficits if you avoid certain foods. Dentures give your bite more strength, giving you a wider option of foods you can eat.

Improved Speech

When you’re missing teeth, some words become difficult to pronounce. Dentures will allow you to speak more clearly and not feel self-conscious.

Better Oral Health

Tooth loss could cause your remaining teeth to shift position, making them more susceptible to dental decay. Partial dentures can provide support for your remaining teeth, keeping them from shifting. Dentures anchored by implants can also prevent jawbone deterioration.

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Katie Coles

2020

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I’ve had a great experience with Foothill Dental so far with straightening my teeth. David is awesome and is amazing at explaining the steps of your treatment. Super friendly staff as well. Thank you!

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mandy perry

2017

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Foothill Family Dental is like no other dentist I've ever had. I have been going for a few years now and not only are they prompt and efficient, they are incredibly friendly and take time to answer questions and explain. 

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Types of Dentures

The dentists at our Salt Lake City, UT, office offer an array of denture options, including:

A full denture

Traditional Full Dentures

Full dentures are removable prosthetics that generally have an acrylic base that fits over your gums. One set can replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. These dentures rest on the gums, bracing around the jawbone and tissue. Dental adhesive can be used for additional support and stability.

Partial dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are ideal for a patient who is missing multiple teeth on their lower or upper dental arch. These types of dentures are held in place by small metal or acrylic clasps that attach to your natural teeth. Partial dentures do not replace an entire arch of teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Secured in place with dental implants, this style of dentures is the most stable of all the options. The implants are surgically placed into the gum tissue and the jawbone. Dental implants eliminate the possibility of your dentures slipping out of place.

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Foothill Dental offers different methods of treating tooth loss. If you're interested in bolstering your smile with dentures but are unsure which treatment is best for you, our dentists can help. Contact our Salt Lake City dentists today or schedule a consultation by phone.

(801) 582-5787

A Complete Transformation

Before dentures
Before Tooth loss has dramatically changed this patient's appearance and the functionality of their bite.
After dentures
After Dentures have transformed this smile, filling the gaps and restoring the patient's bite and smile aesthetics.

Traditional Denture Care

Rinsing

Removable dentures should be rinsed to remove food and debris. Our dentists recommend you clean them over a towel or bowl of water to prevent damage just in case you drop them. You should also use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your dentures.

Soaking

The restoration must stay moist at all times to retain its shape. The prosthetic should be soaked overnight in water or a mild denture solution. Do not soak your dentures in hot water as the temperature may warp the acrylic material, affecting its fit.

Adjustments

Since the prosthetic is not secured with implants, removable dentures will have to be periodically adjusted and relined. Regular dental appointments at our office in Utah will ensure the dentures are snug and do not budge once they're in place.

Denture Repair

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If your full or partial denture is fractured or has become worn over time, you can come to Foothill Dental for denture repair. Our dentists work with a trusted local lab to fix damaged appliances.

The Dental Implant Treatment

Here’s what to expect if your denture treatment at our Salt Lake City office includes dental implants:

More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. The American College of Prosthodontists

Implant Placement

Incisions are made into your gums. Multiple implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. The exact number needed will depend on the extent of your tooth loss and the type of appliance used.

Healing Period

Your gums will need four to six months to heal following surgery. Some patients choose to wear a temporary restoration while healing, allowing them to eat and speak easier.

Abutment Placement

In a follow-up appointment after your gums are healed, your dentist will connect an abutment to the implants. The abutments help lock the denture in place. An impression is then made of your mouth and sent to a trusted lab.

Placing Your Dentures

Your permanent dentures are usually created within two weeks or less. Once they’re crafted, you’ll return to our Salt Lake City dentistry practice to have your dentures fitted. Regular dentist appointments will help ensure your dentures last decades.

Cost of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a more expensive dentistry procedure than traditional dentures. Patients can expect to pay $3,500 to $5,000 for a denture treatment that includes implants.

Insurance typically does not contribute to the cost of dental implants, but we can work with your insurance provider to help with as much coverage as possible. Foothill Dental offers financing options to make the process affordable.

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Annie Jensen

2017

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I would 10/10 recommend this practice for anyone looking for a dentist in the area.

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Amber Jones Hutchings

2021

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Friendly staff, caring hygienists and dentist, luxurious feeling dental experience. Highly recommend Foothill Dental!

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Foothill Dental team

Foothill Dental Matt Stohl, DMD, & David Stohl, DDS

Our dental practice provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages with state-of-the-art technology in a warm and welcoming environment. Our dentists are affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Utah Dental Association
  • Salt Lake District Dental Society

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (801) 582-5787.

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