Village Green Dentures Blog

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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Will Dentures Make Me Look Different?

Dentures will provide you with a more youthful appearance since it will restore the bone and tooth loss that has occurred over the years. Dentures will also correct any natural differences that you inherited, such as tooth colour, uneven bite, and/or crooked teeth.  These can all be customized to your choosing, so we can create the…

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Will Dentures Affect My Speech?

Dentures will affect your speech, especially in the beginning.  It will take a few days to have your ears retrain your mouth on how to pronounce words again, especially SH, F, and TH sounds. Quite often patients will have lost their natural teeth over a period  of years, so gradually, they train themselves to speak…

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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 Do I Take Care of My Dentures?

Dentures should be brushed after every meal.  Although, in our fast paced world, this is not always possible.  Even if you can rinse them and your mouth, it will be beneficial.  However, at least once per day, your dentures need a good brushing with a soft bristle brush and non-abrasive tooth paste. Soaking them at…

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