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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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Are there different qualities of dentures?
Yes! All dentures are not created equal. We take pride in using high quality materials and products to ensure you precision fit and natural looking dentures. We only use products that perform to our high standards.
Do you accept insurance plans?
Yes! We accept insurance. With a pre-authorization, we allow for 3rd party billing. This means your insurance company will pay us directly and you are only responsible for the outstanding balance.
How long will it take me to get used to my new dentures?
We often tell our patients that getting a new set of dentures is like breaking in a new pair of shoes. Initial sore spots are normal and 1 – 3 adjustments can be expected as your dentures settle in. Biting your cheek or tongue can happen as you get used to chewing with new, sharper teeth. We encourage reading out loud to help with phonetic changes. With a little patience, practice, and time, your new dentures will soon feel natural
How do I know if I need a Reline?
If your dentures feel loose or do not feel the way they once did, a reline may help. A reline is done by taking a new impression inside of the denture and altering the tissue of the denture by adding new acrylic. The teeth do not change, however by taking a new impression it allows the base to be re-fit, thus decreasing denture movement, sores & food pile-up under the plate.
I have trouble chewing, can my teeth be sharpened?

Unfortunately, denture teeth are acrylic and therefore cannot be sharpened. The average lifespan of a denture is between 5 – 7 years. Denture teeth dull over time and with constant use. Issues such as chewing through certain food, taking longer to eat, avoiding fibrous/tough food all together, a collapsed facial profile, and sores at the corners of your mouth (lips), are all indications that dentures should be replaced.

I don't have trouble with my top plate, but my bottom one moves around. What can be done?

Unfortunately the largest complaint we get from denture wearers is about the lower denture. The jaw bone resorbs without the stimulus of natural teeth and as part of the aging process; it basically “flattens” out. There is less chance for suction on a lower denture if the ridge shape is no longer optimal. The tongue is a strong muscle that constantly moves for function and speech thus affecting the stability of the lower denture. It is best to have your dentures checked to ensure full surface area coverage or to determine if a reline may help. There are also denture adhesives that help to retain the dentures in place. An alternative would be dental implants, as the denture “snaps” into place and patients benefit from less denture movement and more denture stability.

How do I clean my dentures and how often am I required to clean them?

It is recommended to use a denture specific cleaner on your dentures. There are a variety of denture cleaners and manufacturer rec. use can be anywhere from 5 minutes – overnight. Do not use regular toothpaste on your dentures as it is abrasive and will scratch, damage/dull your dentures. Dentures are made of acrylic so can harbour bacteria, therefore it is rec. to clean your dentures daily.

Our office sells RENEW Denture Cleaner and it is the best denture cleaner I’ve found on the market.

Something is not right with my dentures, can you help?
We offer free consultations and would love to help you decide on a treatment plan that suits you. It could be as simple as a minor adjustment, a reline or potentially a new set. We will cover all your options prior to you moving forward.
How long does it take to get my new dentures?
Depending on the service, 4 – 5 appointments are required, and they span over 2.5 – 3 weeks.