Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need a denture referral?
No, you do not need a referral from another practitioner to come to see us for a complimentary consultation, just give us a phone call and we will schedule a visit.
How do I know if I should talk to a denturist about getting dentures?
If you have missing teeth, this can lead to more pressure and stress on remaining teeth, you may want to talk to us about partial dentures, or if some or many of your existing teeth are loose, or progressively decayed and you are looking into having extractions in the near future and a partial or full prosthesis fitted in their place.
Why a denturist?
Denturists are unique to other dental practitioners since we specialize and only practice in the area of full, partial and implant retained dentures. We have both a clinic as well a laboratory on site which gives us as well as the advantage to fabricating the dentures here in our office, this allows for a very personalized experience since the work is not being “sent away”. In addition, having an on-site laboratory allows less outside laboratory charges to the patient.
How much do dentures cost?
Dentures are not one size fits all and each treatment is unique. At your complimentary consultation, your denturist will likely give you two or more treatment options. Factors that can affect the price of dentures are design and type of prosthesis as well as materials used (ex. quality of teeth). Another factor in cost will be if you have insurance coverage, we will do all of the paperwork for you by submitting a no obligation “pre-determination” to your insurance to determine coverage allowance. Once we have an approval in writing from your insurance provider, if the policy allows, we can collect directly from the insurance.
Do you take payment plans for dentures?
We are flexible with when you pay for your treatment when we are doing more extensive treatments like making new dentures. We can divide your payments into your 4-5 visits to us and you can do smaller installments each visit. If this is not a viable option, the patient may look into dental financing through a third party agency.
How do I care for my new dentures?
We recommend wearing dentures during waking hours and removing at night to soak in a cleanser such as Polident or Novadent. In addition to being a good time to clean the dentures, this allows your oral tissues time to rest and relax. In the morning after soaking in the cleaner, give your dentures some stimulation with a denture brush and after cleansing your oral tissues, wear your dentures throughout the day. In the case of partial dentures, in addition to the above steps, great practice to rinse between meals.
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How will I know if it is time for a reline/rebase?
Standard Dentures should be relined/ rebased every 2-3 years to keep them fitting properly. Oral structures atrophy (shrink away) over time when there is no tooth root in the bone giving the bone stimulation, therefore to keep dentures fitting properly the patient should come to see their denturist every few years for an exam or potential reline/ rebase. At this reline visit, your denturist may take an impression of your oral structure inside the denture and process a reline inside the existing prosthesis. These procedures are generally done as “same day” treatments, meaning you do not have to go a night without your dentures. You may require relines more frequently in the cases of immediate dentures or if the patient loses weight.
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Will my new dentures affect my speech?
Any new prosthesis can affect the way you speak at first. Generally, this goes away within a week or so and the more you speak the faster any speech impairment will disappear, we tell our patients to talk as much as possible with your new dentures.
My dentures broke, can I glue them?
Please do NOT use glue on your dentures! Phone us, we can accommodate repairs while you wait in most cases. Depending on the place of the break, using crazy glue on your dentures can permanently alter the fit of the prosthesis. In addition, glue will not fix permanently and when you decide to have a more permanent fix, if there is glue residue, we may have to do a more extensive procedure to make the denture fit properly again.