Create your smile with us

At Premier Dentures, we give you the ability to design your own custom-made denture. With over twenty-six shades and over thirty molds and sizes of teeth, we can help walk you through every step of your design, from picking out the right shade of tooth to finding the perfect size of teeth that fits you. We want to give you the ability to make these choices to make your denture your own. At Premier Dentures, we only use the highest quality and most advanced teeth with the help of Vita North America. Setup a free consultation today to begin your denture journey!

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The Process Of Getting A Denture

A Denture can be an excellent solution for replacing your natural teeth giving you back your confidence to smile, talk, and eat. However, getting used to your new denture can be challenging at first. So here are some tips to help you get the most out of your new denture.


At this consultation, our denturist will answer any of your questions or concerns you may have about getting dentures. We will also review your denture options and pricing to find the right fit. Once your treatment plan is confirmed and completed, we can move forward to the next step.


At this appointment, we will be taking your initial impressions and all our needed measurements. Then, we will help you design your denture by picking the teeth’ size, mold, and shade. This process will be done with our highly trained denturist to ensure you get the perfect denture that fits you.


Once we have your measurements and design, your denture will be processed in our advanced on-site lab. But first, one of our highly trained denturists will set up your denture to match the chosen design you picked during your impressions and measurements appointment. Once the denturist has finished, your denture will proceed through the lab process. Finally, it will be cast, packed, finished down, polished, and ready to deliver to you.


On this appointment, our denturist will check the denture in your mouth to ensure everything is perfect. First, they will check the fit to ensure they are not loose or causing any sores. Secondly, they will ensure the appearance is how you designed them. Third, the denturist will check the occlusion of your teeth to ensure they align correctly; lastly, our denturists will go over how to take care of your new denture and provide some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your new denture.


After you have worn your denture for a few days, you may notice some soreness or areas that are causing pain. If you are having any of these issues, please call our office to schedule an appointment for an adjustment on your denture. These adjustments are always free and only take a few minutes to relieve the sore. You will also want to schedule yearly checkups as the jaw bone and gum tissue can change this can affect the fit of your denture and may need adjusting or relined.

The Benefits of Dentures

There are so many reasons why dentures are a great choice!

Losing one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth can be embarrassing and make it hard to smile. Many people do not think twice about the risk of losing their teeth until it’s too late. Living without teeth could be detrimental in various ways. It can make it harder to eat a normal diet; without teeth, your appearance may appear older, and you may feel embarrassed to smile or talk. Thankfully dentures can be a great solution to these issues. Here are some great benefits of wearing dentures.

Getting used to your new denture

Eating with a new denture can be the most challenging part, but with lots of practice and some tips, you will return to eating the foods you love again. Here are some quick tips to help you.

Denture Maintenance

Store Your Dentures Correctly

When removing your denture, make sure to place it in a denture cup with enough water to cover the denture. You should always store your denture properly to avoid damage or losing it.

Keep Your Mouth Clean

Brushing daily is very important, even if you are missing your natural teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your gum tissue and tongue. Doing this will help reduce bacteria that can cause bad breath or infections. Brushing will also help to strengthen your gums and reduce sore spots. You should also rinse with mouthwash daily to kill bacteria and avoid denture breath.

Soak Your Denture

Soak your denture in water and a denture cleaning solution overnight. If you cannot soak your denture overnight, soak it for at least 20 minutes daily. This will help loosen any buildup, such as calculus or tartar. Do not use any household cleaners to clean your denture. They can be harmful and cause damage to your denture.

Brush Your Denture

Brushing your denture will remove any food debris, tartar, or calculus buildup. Using a denture brush and a denture cleaning solution daily will help keep your denture looking clean and new.

Rinse Your Denture

After soaking and brushing your denture, you should rinse it thoroughly under the faucet with clean running water. This will remove any remaining food debris and wash away any remaining cleaning solution on the denture.
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Common Questions About Dentures

A denturist is a highly trained, licensed professional specializing in crafting, repairing, and adjusting removable dentures and partials. There is no need for a middleman; our denturist’s office has an on-site lab, which makes the process much faster and more accurate than a traditional dental office. Our Denturist will see you from your initial impressions to the final delivery of your denture and every follow-up after. This process will ensure you get the highest quality denture in a timely manner.

You should be able to eat most foods, but dentures do not have the same bite as your natural teeth. A denture has about 60% less biting pressure than your natural teeth. Because of this loss of biting pressure, you may have to modify the way you eat certain foods, Such as cutting your foods into smaller bites, cutting your apples into slices, or cutting the corn off the cob. Over time with continued practice, you will be back to eating a regular diet with slight modifications. If you want to improve your biting force and avoid messy, sticky adhesives, consider looking into implant dentures to significantly improve eating with dentures.

It takes approximately two weeks at Premier Dentures to make your denture. During these two weeks, our highly trained denturists will review your denture design, ensuring we perfectly match the design you have chosen. Then they will process your case in our advanced in-house lab, making sure your denture is properly processed and finished. At Premier Dentures, we pride ourselves in taking our time and ensuring you receive the highest quality custom-made denture in the Treasure Valley.

A denture unfortunately doesn’t last forever. You will go through multiple dentures in your lifetime as they wear down and your bone changes. A denture can vary on its expected life span depending on the materials of your denture. The teeth in your denture are the most crucial material to determine the life span. Denture teeth can vary significantly depending on the material, such as acrylic, composite, or porcelain. Depending on the tooth material you choose, your denture could range anywhere between 5-20 years. The base of the denture is just as important as the teeth, as it is what holds your teeth and gives your denture a good fit. The acrylic base will need to be relined every 2-3 years as your bone changes and shrinks; not only will this give your denture a better fit, but it will also restrengthen your denture base. At Premier Dentures, we use the most advanced and highest-quality teeth and acrylic bases on the market to ensure a long durable life for your denture.

We recommend you take your denture out at night. This will give your gum tissue and muscles time to rest and decompress. Taking your denture out at night will also stop any unnecessary wear from clenching or grinding while you sleep. However, we know not all patients feel comfortable taking their dentures out at night. If you want to sleep with your denture at night, we recommend you make a night guard to stop unnecessary wear. We also recommend taking your denture out for at least 20 minutes daily to soak in a denture cleaning solution and brush daily.

Very few patients have to use denture adhesive on their upper denture due to good suction and fit. But, most patients will have to wear some type of denture adhesive on their lower denture if they do not have implants. This is due to the shape of the lower jaw, constant tongue movement, saliva glands shrinking and expanding under the tongue, and no suction on lower dentures. Denture adhesives such as Fixodent or Poligrip can be very helpful when wearing your denture. It can help stop any movement or floating while you eat or talk and is great for keeping food from getting underneath your denture. Patients with an older denture that has not been relined in a couple of years may also need to use denture adhesive on their upper and lower denture. This is due to the shrinking of the bone and gum tissue. If you find yourself using excessive amounts of adhesive, this can be a sign that you need to reline your denture.

Dental technology has come very far in the last decade, and this includes dentures. As a result, today’s dentures look much more natural and realistic. This is due to the highly detailed materials and advancements in shades and molds of teeth. We have over 26 shades of teeth ranging from ultra-white to more natural shades. In addition, we have over 30 molds and sizes of teeth, allowing us to match your natural teeth or give you a smile you’ve always wanted.

Dentures can be a mouthful, especially if it’s your first time wearing them. You may have slight slurring of speech or difficulties with certain words in the beginning. But these issues are temporary, and your speech will return to normal within a couple of weeks. To help speed this process up, talk a lot and read aloud as often as possible until your speech returns to normal.

It is not uncommon for a new denture to cause minor soreness the first time you wear them. After your initial breaking-in period, which usually lasts one to two weeks, your denture should be pain-free. If you have an existing denture that is hurting you, this could be a sign of an ill-fitting denture caused by bone loss. If you are having any pain while wearing your denture, please call our office to have your denture adjusted or relined.

Lower dentures are often known as floaters. This floating is caused by the lack of suction due to multiple factors. These factors include the tongue moving the denture every time you talk or eat, no suction due to the shape of your lower jaw bone, and salvia glands underneath your tongue that shrink and expand against the denture, making it float upwards. These factors make it feel like your denture is loose and sometimes hard to wear. To help stop the floating or moving of your lower denture, you should use a denture adhesive such as Fixodent or Poligrip. If denture adhesives are not working for you. Then we highly recommend dental implants. With implants, your denture can snap down into place, which will stop any movement or floating and also help you avoid using messy, sticky adhesives.

It can vary for each patient; if this is your first time wearing a denture, It can range between 4-6 weeks to learn to talk, eat, and feel normal while wearing your denture. For patients that have worn a denture before, this process is a little quicker, usually only taking 1-2 weeks for everything to return to normal. Here are some tips to help you speed this process up. First, wear your denture all day but take them out at night, talk a lot and read aloud until your speech returns to normal, and eat softer foods and cut them into smaller pieces. With time and practice, your denture should feel so natural and comfortable that you forget your wearing it.

You should treat your denture just like your natural teeth. You should clean it daily with proper cleaning solutions and techniques. A denture that is well taken care of will last longer and cause fewer sores and issues for you. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out of your denture.

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