Q & A
Please see below the answers to some of the most popular questions.
For answers to other questions you may have, please contact us
I Need New Dentures, What Should I Be Aware Of?
First of all, you should be aware, that the professional is listening to your concerns and is not rushing the procedure. Making sure that all the laboratory work is done on the premises controlled by the denturist.
This will provide the best fit, esthetics and function.
I Recently Had New Dentures Made and I Am Experiencing Soreness in My Gum. Is This Common?
As newly inserted dentures settle in the mouth, may sometimes cause soreness in the underlying tissues. If you experience discomfort with your new dentures, you should return to your Denturist so he/she can do the necessary adjustments to relieve the irritating pressure point. However, no adjustments can compensate for a poorly designed or constructed denture, the only solution is to remake the dentures.
When to Book an Appointment with A Denturist?
Your mouth is constantly changing. Inspect your denture regularly for worn teeth. Be sure to visit us regularly as part of your recommended checkup schedule. When in doubt, call us. We are happy to take a look and recommend options. Below are some general things to consider:
- Should your dentures become loose, book a consultation with us as soon as possible. Loose dentures can cause excessive friction and pressure toward the gum tissues and bones, resulting in painful sore spots and bone shrinkage.
- Your denturist can make adjustments or reline your denture or partial denture, often in one visit.
- Certain medications can affect denture fit and function so be sure to discuss this with your doctor and dental professional.
- Most dental insurance policies cover new dentures every 5 years.
- Dentures should be replaced every 5 to 7 years for ultimate aesthetics, fit, comfort and function.
I Have A Lot of Problems With My Lower Denture. Could Dental Implants Help?
One of the most common reasons people consider dental implants is because an unstable lower denture makes chewing and talking difficult. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jawbone to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or to provide support for a denture. Dental implants provide security and comfort when chewing or talking. They are an ideal option for people who enjoy good general oral health and have adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant. Consult our office to discover how dental implants will improve the quality of your life.