Frequently Asked Questions
- How much will my dentures cost?
- Do you accept dental insurance?
- How long will my dentures last?
- Will I need extractions for better fitting dentures?
- How often do I need to visit now that I have dentures?
- Why are my dentures becoming loose?
- How long will the implants for my (dentures over implants) last?
- Why is there such a wide range in the cost of a denture?
- I had immediate dentures made a week ago. I seem to be having difficulties getting used to my new dentures. Is this normal?
- What do I do if my dentures are causing soreness?
- Can I leave my dentures in all night?
- How do I clean my dentures?
How much will my dentures cost?
After the initial consultation, we will create a quote and present it to you so you know exactly how much they will cost before we get started. There are no hidden fees and the price we quote will be the price you pay.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes. At this point we accept all insurance plans. If you’re uncertain and you would like to confirm that we cover your plan, please call us and we would be happy to confirm that for you.
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.
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.
How often do I need to visit now that I have dentures?
You should see the denturist at least once a year to confirm the dentures are still fitting properly, as well to address any other issues that may arise. If you’re experiencing any significant change in bite or in level of comfort, you should call us to make an appointment.
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.
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 years.
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.
What do I do if my dentures are causing soreness?
While there might be an initial period of adjustment when you first get your dentures, you should not experience significant pain. If you experience significant pain, contact us for a follow up appointment. If after you’ve worn your dentures for a period of time and something begins to feel uncomfortable, contact us today to schedule a follow up appointment.
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.
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