Upton and Baker DDS - Wake Forest

Dentures in Wake Forest

Whether you opt for new dentures or opt to maintain and repair your existing full or partial dentures, these modern dental prostheses can provide a relatively painless solution for replacing several or all of your teeth.
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Best Candidates For Dentures

Were you aware that approximately one-quarter of adults aged 65 and older have lost all of their teeth? Dentures serve as a prevalent and reputable solution for addressing tooth loss. Their reliability and natural appearance are such that you may have conversed with someone wearing dentures without even realizing it. Do you believe dentures could be a suitable choice for you?

To determine your eligibility for this restorative treatment, consider the following criteria:

  • A desire to replace multiple or all of your teeth.
  • Non-use of tobacco products, including smoking.
  • Possession of a healthy jawbone (our assistance is available for this!).
  • Absence of dry mouth.
  • Willingness to diligently care for your dentures at home.
  • Commitment to regular dental check-ups – akin to maintaining natural teeth!

Wondering about the proper care for your dentures? Ensure their longevity through regular cleanings and check-ups. Even individuals with flawlessly crafted prosthetics should periodically consult their dentist. During your appointments, we will assess the fit of your dentures and also conduct comprehensive examinations of your gums, tongue, jaw, and the entirety of your oral health. In summary, we prioritize your overall oral well-being, not just the condition of your teeth.

To maintain your dentures at home, adhere to these guidelines:

  • Remove your dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest.
  • Soak your dentures in warm water, whether or not you use a denture cleanser.
  • Avoid soaking dentures with metal clasps in any solution other than warm water.
  • When not wearing your dentures, keep them immersed in water to prevent drying and warping. Avoid using hot water for soaking.
  • DO NOT soak them in hot water.
  • After removing your dentures, clean and gently massage your gums.
  • If your toothbrush causes discomfort to your gums, rinse it under warm water or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
  • If you have partial dentures, continue brushing your natural teeth as part of your regular oral hygiene routine.

The Cost Of A Denture in Wake Forest

The cost of dentures can vary significantly, typically ranging from approximately $900 to $3,500 or more, depending on whether you need full or partial dentures. This wide cost range reflects the diversity of denture options available. Full-mouth dentures, for instance, can be priced between $1,800 and $3,500 or even higher, while implant-supported dentures typically average around $30,000 as a rough estimate.

Several key factors influence the cost of dentures, including:

  1. The specific type of denture required.
  2. Any necessary dental extractions or preparatory procedures.
  3. The need for X-rays during the treatment process.
  4. Whether you opt for supportive dental implants.

Since each case is unique, it is essential to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination. This examination will allow us to evaluate your individual circumstances and present you with various treatment options to consider. We would be delighted to offer you a more precise cost estimate based on your specific needs.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

When faced with the challenge of addressing the loss of 1 to 3 teeth, dental bridges provide a practical remedy. Dental implants, on the other hand, offer the flexibility to replace any number of missing teeth but typically entail a higher initial investment and specific health requirements for eligibility.

Proper care and maintenance of your dentures can extend their longevity to a range of 5 to 10 years. Beyond the usual wear and tear on the dentures themselves, it’s important to recognize that your mouth’s changes over time may lead you to consider obtaining a completely new set.

Although it’s possible to wear dentures while sleeping, it’s generally advised against. It’s best to develop the habit of removing them at night for soaking, which allows you to clean your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth, and also grants your gums and jaw a period of rest.

Upper dentures should form a secure seal with your gums, while lower dentures should rest comfortably above your gums, remaining stable. Partial dentures should maintain alignment with your natural teeth, minimizing any noticeable movement. Implant-supported dentures snap securely into place, ensuring stability. If you’re uncertain about the fit of your denture, please reach out to us to schedule an appointment. We’ll assess your fit and make any necessary adjustments as needed.

Once you’ve given yourself time to adjust to your dentures, you should have the ability to eat nearly any type of food. Nevertheless, it’s advisable to be mindful of certain foods that can be harsh on your dentures or potentially cause irritation. Foods that are hard or sticky, such as caramel, carrot sticks, or tough cuts of meat, as well as those containing small particles like popcorn or seeded crackers, may be best enjoyed only on occasion.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Keiko Nakamoto
4 months ago
Just had my second visit to Dr. Upton. On my first visit, Dr. and his assistant, Jessica, did a thorough evaluation of my situation. He asked me questions about my dental history and actually listened carefully to my concerns. Then he left to review my x-rays and options for treatment. When he returned, he gave me some options, which I REALLY appreciated. He even took into consideration my dietary habits and the fact I don't like prescription medications. Not even my physicians gave me that kind of concern!! Today I had my tooth pulled out and he took into consideration my financial situation and did it under local anesthesia, where my previous experience was done under general anesthesia. It was less expensive and totally tolerable. I'm glad that he considers the whole patient, the tolerance to pain, the budget and the treatment preferences. I also appreciate that he sat on a stool and spoke to me face to face. His office staff, Jessica, Megan and Priscilla are all equally attentive and considerate. Thank you everyone 💓! Yes, I would recommend their services to anyone in need of dental care.
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Meg Coffey
7 months ago
Professional, courteous and thorough. Dr Baker and staff take time to explain what they’re doing, what options you have and check often in your comfort level during procedure. Very happy to recommend them to anyone in the market for dental services.
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Frances Given
10 months ago
I've been a patient of this practice for over forty years (even though we moved almost 17 years ago) and their consistent, thorough and friendly care can't be beat! Drs Upton and Baker, as well as, the entire staff have been and are always attentive, caring and never fail to provide the best dental care!
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J C
1 year ago
I’m thankful that I found this dental practice. From the staff, upfront, to the dental assistant Kelly, and Dr. Baker, they have been absolutely wonderful. After having had previous experiences that were not ideal, I was reluctant to find a new dentist that I could trust. I read all the five star reviews for Upton & Baker and tried it out for myself, very happy that I did as they make you feel right at home. Dr. Baker is absolutely wonderful and fantastic and I can’t say enough good things about him. He’s Very professional and skilled, top to bottom. Cannot recommend him more highly. Dr. Baker is so thorough and informative, and lets you know every step of the way what’s going on so there are no surprises. Very calming, as well. Thank you!!
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This was by far the best dental visit I have had in years. Priscilla was great assisting me with getting my appointment booked and offering me an earlier appointment when one came available. Bonnie was AMAZING!! She went very in depth in my cleaning and took the time to help me understand what she was doing and the benefits of each step, no dentist has ever taken the time to help me understand more about my gums and teeth like she did...very educational! Doctor Kevin Upton was great too, he is very friendly and personable. Will be booking all of my dentist appointments with them from now on. 10/10
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Keiko Nakamoto
4 months ago
Just had my second visit to Dr. Upton. On my first visit, Dr. and his assistant, Jessica, did a thorough evaluation of my situation. He asked me questions about my dental history and actually listened carefully to my concerns. Then he left to review my x-rays and options for treatment. When he returned, he gave me some options, which I REALLY appreciated. He even took into consideration my dietary habits and the fact I don't like prescription medications. Not even my physicians gave me that kind of concern!! Today I had my tooth pulled out and he took into consideration my financial situation and did it under local anesthesia, where my previous experience was done under general anesthesia. It was less expensive and totally tolerable. I'm glad that he considers the whole patient, the tolerance to pain, the budget and the treatment preferences. I also appreciate that he sat on a stool and spoke to me face to face. His office staff, Jessica, Megan and Priscilla are all equally attentive and considerate. Thank you everyone 💓! Yes, I would recommend their services to anyone in need of dental care.
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Meg Coffey
7 months ago
Professional, courteous and thorough. Dr Baker and staff take time to explain what they’re doing, what options you have and check often in your comfort level during procedure. Very happy to recommend them to anyone in the market for dental services.
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Frances Given
10 months ago
I've been a patient of this practice for over forty years (even though we moved almost 17 years ago) and their consistent, thorough and friendly care can't be beat! Drs Upton and Baker, as well as, the entire staff have been and are always attentive, caring and never fail to provide the best dental care!
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J C
1 year ago
I’m thankful that I found this dental practice. From the staff, upfront, to the dental assistant Kelly, and Dr. Baker, they have been absolutely wonderful. After having had previous experiences that were not ideal, I was reluctant to find a new dentist that I could trust. I read all the five star reviews for Upton & Baker and tried it out for myself, very happy that I did as they make you feel right at home. Dr. Baker is absolutely wonderful and fantastic and I can’t say enough good things about him. He’s Very professional and skilled, top to bottom. Cannot recommend him more highly. Dr. Baker is so thorough and informative, and lets you know every step of the way what’s going on so there are no surprises. Very calming, as well. Thank you!!
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This was by far the best dental visit I have had in years. Priscilla was great assisting me with getting my appointment booked and offering me an earlier appointment when one came available. Bonnie was AMAZING!! She went very in depth in my cleaning and took the time to help me understand what she was doing and the benefits of each step, no dentist has ever taken the time to help me understand more about my gums and teeth like she did...very educational! Doctor Kevin Upton was great too, he is very friendly and personable. Will be booking all of my dentist appointments with them from now on. 10/10
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