What is the Time Frame for Making Dentures?

Typically, the clinical visits are spaced out to allow us to facilitate our in house lab, to create the proper appliance for each step along the fabrication of your new denture.  Most cases require 5 visits or so to get the measurements and aesthetics the way we would like to see them. These visits can…

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Will I Be Able to Eat with My New Dentures?

Eating with dentures is a skill that is learned by each patient at their own pace.  It is not the same as eating with real teeth (unless we provide you with implant treatment as well). Many patients will learn over time how to manage this. The difference with dentures, is the patient’s own ability to…

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New Denture Challenges to Overcome

Too Much Saliva A new denture is foreign in the mouth, so it is a natural reaction for the mouth to salivate more than usual.  As you adapt to your new denture, you can enjoy a hard  candy, promoting the swallowing of your excess saliva. Sore Spots in the Mouth This may occur due to…

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Why Should I Wear Dentures?

Dentures are required to keep the jaw joint TMJ in the correct position, as well as support your facial muscles and oral tissue. A properly fitted denture will help to add years of usefulness to the tissue remaining in the oral environment, allow you to function more normally, both during speaking and masticating (eating) which…

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How Often Should I See My Denturist?

As a general rule, you should be seeing your Denturist at least once a year, if you are wearing complete dentures. If you are wearing partial dentures or implant supported dentures, you will require more care, since real teeth and implants have need for other services. Cases like these require twice a year or more, depending of…

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What If My Dentures Are Loose?

Dentures that are loose is quite often a sign of bone tissue loss or an incorrect bite, or both. New dentures tend to be loose for the first few days.  They need this time to settle in, and for this reason, we always follow up with our patients after they have received their new dentures.…

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How Long Will My Teeth Last?

Most dentures have a 5-6 year life span.  Some people will wear them longer surely, but the biting edge is slowly worn down.   Denture wearers will compensate for the lost edge by chewing harder.   This will lead to stress and bone loss, especially for most people, because we all tend to chew on one…

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New Dentures or Tooth Add-ons?

Can I get a denture and teeth pulled the same day? Yes, absolutely, with a little planning.  Come in to see our Denturist for a free consultation to begin this process.  We will take care of this whole treatment plan for you!  Impressions and fabrication of the dentures you require are done prior to the extraction…

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