What are permanent dentures?


The term “permanent dentures” is deceptive and misleading. As we know, most things in life are not permanent, teeth and dentures alike. “Permanent dentures” are retained by screws or dental cement onto dental implants and cannot be removed by a patient; they can only be removed by your denturist. Eventually even these “permanent dentures” may wear or [...]

What are permanent dentures?2019-11-06T22:15:53-07:00

After a reline, what should I do about excess saliva?


You may consider having the upper denture checked to see if it positioned properly. Sometimes dentures can be made in a position that does not allow the lips to close resulting in excess saliva. If swallowing is not impaired, you should be able to clear your mouth and the amount of saliva will generally decrease. [...]

After a reline, what should I do about excess saliva?2019-11-06T22:14:39-07:00

How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?


If the dentures no longer fit as well as they once did, you may need to have a procedure done to refit the base of the denture, called a“reline". Check with your denturist to see if your dentures can be relined. It is best not to reline your dentures with over-the-counter reline kits. This procedure, [...]

How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?2019-11-06T22:13:30-07:00

How much pain is involved with getting dentures?


When you’re first fitted for new dentures, it’s normal to experience minor irritation, which should fade as your mouth becomes accustomed to them. The period of pain varies. If you’ve previously worn dentures and now have a new set it may take longer. Similarly, if you had some natural teeth present that were removed at [...]

How much pain is involved with getting dentures?2019-11-06T22:12:17-07:00

Can I eat normally with dentures?


Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods. Using a small amount of [...]

Can I eat normally with dentures?2019-11-06T22:11:26-07:00

Can I sleep in my dentures?


Yes, you can wear your dentures at night but it is preferred that they be removed. You should remove your dentures at night and this will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day. If you need to wear your dentures for social reasons or [...]

Can I sleep in my dentures?2019-11-06T22:10:08-07:00

How do I care for my dentures?


Whitening: It is not possible to whiten dentures like natural teeth because dentures are made of plastic. To minimize staining, properly clean your dentures daily to remove food and plaque bacteria. Brushing with a denture brush or soft toothbrush will prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and keep your mouth healthy. Moisten the brush and apply [...]

How do I care for my dentures?2019-11-06T22:08:47-07:00

What is the average cost of dentures?


Denture fees vary widely based on many factors including the complexity of your particular treatment, the time required to accomplish the treatment, and the location of the dental practice. Denture fees can vary depending on your needs and the prevailing fees in your community. Payment terms also vary according to the business requirements of the [...]

What is the average cost of dentures?2019-11-06T09:46:05-07:00

What types of dentures are there?


Dentures may replace all or only some of the teeth. The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. The stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching them to dental implants. Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth [...]

What types of dentures are there?2019-11-06T09:41:06-07:00
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