(843) 662-2543 • 377 West Palmetto Street • Florence, SC
One Day Service On Dentures, Partials & Repairs
Call us Toll Free: 800-922-6303
Sexton Dental Clinic is open Monday through Friday for patient service from 6:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. We ask that our patients come in at 6:30 A.M. and plan to stay until 5:00 P.M. However, in the case of multiple extractions, you should plan to stay overnight so that you may be checked the following day. If any unforeseen circumstances arise, we may ask that you stay overnight for a remake of your dentures. We hope that this will not happen, but we will expect you to return for any necessary adjustments or corrections. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Appointments are necessary for IV Sedation or for Restorative Dentistry.
Complete upper and lower dentures start at $170.00. An upper or lower denture alone starts at $99.00. Partial dentures start at $125.00 and are made of acrylic. We also make cast metal partials. These have a basic fee of $320.00 and require a return visit in about two weeks for fitting. Porcelain dentures are available, as are special request dentures. Fees are higher for these and are available upon request.
For those patients having extractions and receiving a denture, the fee is $18.00 per tooth with a required x-ray fee of $45.00. For those patients who wish to have extractions with no denture being made, the fee is $39.00 per tooth with a required x-ray fee of $45.00. We also have an oral hygiene department for cleaning teeth. Fees for cleanings start at $45.00.
All patients who plan to have extractions or any dental surgery are required to bring a list of all medications they are currently taking. Any patient taking aspirin, plavix, or blood thinners must have a written medical clearance from your medical doctor. Patients who have major health problems including but not limited to heart trouble, heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer are also required to have a written medical clearance from their medical doctors. If you have taken or are currently taking any Biphosphonates, we advise that you inform your medical doctor, your local dentist, and possibly a local oral surgeon that you are considering dental surgery prior to making such a long trip to our office. Biphosphonates include Fosamax, Zometa, Didronel, Aredia, Actonel, and Boniva. For more information about this, you may call our office at (843) 662-2543.
The clinic breaks for lunch at 11:00 A.M. If you wish to leave during this time, please return by 12:30 P.M. There are several restaurants within walking distance from the clinic. We will be happy to give you their locations upon request. If you plan to stay overnight, we recommend Palmetto Guest Home, which is located directly across the street and is provided for the use of our patients only.
For first time patients, the following information may ease some tensions by informing you about what to expect. When you register at the front desk you will be asked to complete a medical and information form. After completing this, if you have any questions of a general nature, the receptionist at the front desk will help you. In-depth questions can be answered by the doctor on-duty.
After the medical form has been completed and the denture selection has been made, you will be escorted down the denture hall. It is here that your impressions will be made. Any other questions you may have can be answered at this time. You will be taken to the “bite-room”, where the relationship of your upper and lower jaw will be established by biting into soft beeswax. Following this procedure, you will be directed to the cashier. After you have completed your transaction, we ask that you have a seat in the waiting room.
It is common for new denture patients to question why the lower dentures seem so loose. Your lower plate, unlike your upper plate, has no suction. The gum of your upper plate forms a suction with the roof of your mouth. The lower plate has no broad area; therefore, it can not make a suction. You must learn to adjust by keeping the lower plate in with your facial muscles and tongue. Many individuals leave their plates in at all times other than when cleaning. Others may want to leave them out at night. This is a personal choice, so do what is most comfortable for you, or what your doctor suggests. For cleaning, we recommend a soft brush and dental cleanser. Baking soda may be used once or twice a month. No bleach, please!
Our Florence office and our Myrtle Beach office are the only dental clinics associated with Dr. C. L. Sexton. We have price lists on dentures and our many other services located in the waiting area of the clinic. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please feel free to take a brochure to your friends. If we can be of any further service, please don't hesitate to call or write.