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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
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Are there different qualities of dentures?
Do you accept insurance plans?
How long will it take me to get used to my new dentures?
How do I know if I need a Reline?
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.