How long will my dentures last?
There is not a removable prosthesis made
for the mouth that is permanent as your mouth is constantly
changing. On average a partial or a denture may be expected
to last about five years.
Does Island Dentures offer a guarantee?
Yes! Jason guarantees his work for five
years. It is important to have regular fit assessments to
maintain this guarantee and to determine if your dentures
are in need of religning.
Will I need extractions for better fitting dentures?
A consultation with your denturist will
help determine your needs. If extractions are necessary, be
sure to consult with a dentist who is knowledgeable about
the surgical procedures to best prepare you for denture wear.
Dr. McGaw and Jason have a team approach to give you the best
denture and dental care.
Why are my dentures becoming loose?
If your dentures are over five years old
and if they have not been relined every two years you probably
will have some problems with the fit of your dentures. Your
gum tissue and jaw bone shrink with time. This causes the
denture to become loose resulting in a poor fit. A visit to
your denturist for an oral health examination will determine
the cause of your ill-fitting dentures.
How long will the implants for my
(dentures over implants) last?
Reports show many implants lasting twenty
years or a life time with proper care and regular yearly check
ups at your dental professional. These are the factors which
could reduce the life expectancy of your implants:»
your general health
» oral hygiene
» grinding your teeth
Some parts of the implants may need replacing
with time because of wear or deterioration. The dentures themselves
should be replaced every five years and a relined every two
Why is there such a wide range in the cost of a denture?
Cost = Quality
A quality, well fitting, and natural looking denture takes
time to make which costs a little more.
I had immediate dentures made a week
ago. I seem to be having difficulties getting used to my new
dentures. Is this normal?
Learning to chew satisfactorily with new
dentures takes six-eight weeks. The tongue, cheek, and lip
muscles must be TRAINED to keep the dentures in place during
chewing and speaking.
The successful use of your dentures depends
on you and the effort you put forth to master them. Learning
to eat with your new teeth will take PRACTICE, PATIENCE and
DETERMINATION.Start with soft foods cutting everything into
small pieces rather than trying to bite with your front teeth
as this will dislodge the denture. Thickness in your speech
and perhaps a lisp are also common symptoms which will usually
correct itself in a short period of time.
Sore spots may also develop and these can
be relieved by your denturist.It takes a little time to adjust
to speaking normally with your new dentures. Reading out loud
will help speed up the process.
Can I leave my dentures in all night?
No. Your mouth needs a rest from denture
wearing. It's best to take your dentures out everyday for
a brief time, or overnight. The best place to store them is
in a special water filled plastic container called a Denture
Bath. This procedure will prevent your dentures from drying
out, which can adversely affect their fit.
How do I clean my new dentures?
Brush your dentures with a soft toothbrush
and ordinary facial soap. Never use toothpaste to brush your
dentures - it's too abrasive. Soak dentures overnight in a
commercial denture soaking solution.