Dentures in Winston-Salem

What are the benefits of having 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!

Why come to Drs. Benton and Nelson for your denture needs?

We use the 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

What are the parts of a denture that can be customized to ensure I have the most esthetic and natural smile possible?

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


What is the denture process like?

A customized denture in three simple visits: 

Your customized denture can be made in three easy appointments after an initial consultation with Dr. Benton or Dr. Nelson.

  • 1st Appointment: Initial impressions. An impression or mold of the mouth is taken at our office. 
  • 2nd Appointment: Preview of your customized dentures. You will get a chance to see the premium teeth that will be in your denture. We will work with you to help you choose the perfect tooth shade, tooth size, and tooth alignment
  • 3rd Appointment: Take home your customized dentures! We will provide you with careful instructions and tools to take care of your new dentures.

How can I ensure that my denture will fit well over time?

Drs. Benton and Nelson always make sure the dentures made in their office have an ideal fit.  For patients who have noticed their denture loosening over time, or who want to ensure their denture never becomes displaced, implant-retained dentures and denture relines are excellent options.

Implant Retained Dentures

Some patients also decided to have dental implants placed to assist in the retention of dentures, especially the lower dentures. These dental implants help anchor the denture so it will not move when eating or speaking. Drs. Benton or Nelson would be happy to discuss this treatment further with you!

Denture Relines

Denture relines are more affordable than making an entirely new set of dentures. Sometimes dentures need a procedure called a reline done. This is commonly needed if extractions were completed within 9-12 months of getting your denture, as your bone and gum tissue will remodel and change shape slightly. This remodeling can cause your new dentures to become loose over time.

However, a simple procedure can be performed by our office which customizes the inside of your denture. This is much cheaper and quicker than designing a new set of dentures. The good news is that esthetic aspects of the dentures are unchanged during this process. 



What if I want an implant retained denture, but I am nervous about getting a dental implant?

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!

Can I afford a denture or implant-retained denture?

Our office accepts and files all dental insurance policies. Our office provides excellent care at an affordable price. We accept and file all dental insurance policies and will fight on your behalf so that you receive the maximum benefit.

Financial plans are available. We offer financing plans that allow you to fit your needs into your budget.

Discounts for patients without dental insurance (cash pay). We also offer discounts to patients without dental insurance or for those who prefer to pay in cash. 

How much does a full denture cost?

Prior to having a full denture made, you will need to have any remaining teeth removed and decide whether you would like to have dental implants added to your denture.  To learn more about dental extractions and fees, you can find more information here.  To learn more about dental implants and costs, you can find more information here.  As always, we will work with your dental insurance to make sure you receive your maximum benefit and payment plans are available.  

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