Benton & Nelson DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dentures

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You can find answers to some common questions below. Feel free to call us at (336) 760-1277 if you have a question that isn't listed here!


A full upper or lower denture costs $1700.  If your denture is supported by dental implants to improve the fit and stability, the fee is $2800.  

  • Upper Denture: $1700
  • Upper Implant Supported Denture: $2800
  • Lower Denture: $1700
  • Lower Implant Supported Denture: $2800

An implant supported denture is an "upgraded" denture that snaps onto dental implants.  An implant supported denture is superior to a conventional denture as it fits more securely and will not become accidentally dislodged during speaking or eating.  

The fee for an implant supported upper or lower denture at our office is $2800.

The fee for an implant supported denture depends on how many dental implants are required to support your prosthesis.  Upper dentures usually require four dental implants while lower dentures usually only require two dental implants.  As always, we will work with your dental insurance and offer payment plans to help you fit your dental treatment into your family's budget.  To learn more about dental implants, dentures, or implant supported dentures, visit our services page.

  • Upper Implant Supported Denture: $2800
  • Lower Implant Supported Denture: $2800
  • Dental Implant: $1838 per implant


If you have loose dentures, you are not alone. It is a very common issue that affects millions of Americans. After evaluation by Drs. Benton and Nelson, you will be presented with treatment options that may include a denture reline, new dentures, or dentures supported by implants.

Adjustments and reline procedures: 

Loose dentures can often be addressed by adjusting them, or with a special procedure called a denture reline. 

Consider upgrading to an implant retained denture:

 Dr. Nelson has extensive training and experience with dental implants to help retain dentures. An implant retained denture will solve your issues and stay in place while you chew, talk, and smile!

Please visit our page on loose dentures to learn more!

Better chewing ability: 

Dentures that are not displaced by harder foods will give you the function and confidence to enjoy more foods. Dental implants create a secure connection between your jaws and dentures.

More confidence speaking and smiling: 

Many patients worry about dentures dislodging when talking or speaking in public. Dental implants will give you the confidence to know that your dentures will not move when talking, eating, or smiling.

Preservation of bone: 

Implants stimulate your bone just like natural teeth which retain the bone of your jaw.

Affordable and quick

Often, your existing dentures can be used to attach to your new dental implants which saves time and money.

Ease of removal: 

The dentures can be removed at night for easy cleaning of the dentures.

They're a reliable option to replace missing teeth. 

Dentures can benefit patients who have lost teeth over the years due to many different factors. The great news is that dentures are a great option to replace teeth, bone, and gum tissue that have been lost over the years. 

You can take back your ability to talk, eat, and smile. 

Losing teeth can affect your ability to talk, eat your favorite foods, and change the appearance of your face but the good news is that dentures can be the solution!

Everything can be customized. It is important for all of these elements to be precisely customized for you because every mouth, tooth, and face is unique!

  • Tooth color or shade
  • Tooth shape (length and width)
  • Tooth size
  • Tooth position or alignment

Please visit our page on dentures to learn more!

Most effective, pain-free, and up-to-date numbing techniques: 

During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing.  We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia.  

Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas): 

For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind. 

Stress-free sedation dentistry

Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

An upgraded denture that's secured with dental implants so it won't budge!

An implant supported denture, also known as an overdenture, is one of the best ways to restore your ability to speak, chew, and smile without worrying about your denture loosening.  Implant supported dentures are customized dentures that "snap" onto a dental implant to ensure a secure fit that won't become displaced.  Patients with implant supported dentures often remark that they are able to eat foods like steak, corn on the cob, and apples again! 

We take time to listen to your desires to make the most esthetic denture with the best lab technicians

Top lab technicians here in Winston-Salem:

Our office uses an excellent, Winston-Salem based dental lab with experienced and talented clinicians. Using a local Winston-Salem lab increases the speed of the process, enables the doctors to discuss their vision with lab technicians who they know, and guarantees that the lab will use the strongest and most esthetic materials.

Our office never makes “one-size-fits” all dentures:

 We customize every aspect of the denture process to fit you! Our goal is to create a denture that is indistinguishable in appearance from beautiful, natural teeth.

Call us at (336) 760-1277 to schedule your next appointment.
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