Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I know what new dentures will cost?
No one wants to be embarrassed because your treatment plan was far more than you could afford. We can discuss each products fees so you can have a reasonable estimate of the cost of the services you will need. Call the practice to book your consultation free of charge.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes. If you have dental insurance, affiliated practices will provide an appropriate dental statement of services. The practice staff can help you calculate the costs so you can make the best decision.
When should I replace my denture?
Dentures will typically need to be replaced every 3-5 years. Patients find that the fit of their dentures changes over the years as their jaw bone shrinks. Since it is normal for your mouth to change and denture teeth to wear down, have them checked during a yearly dental visit.
How often should I visit the dentist now that I have dentures?
Even if you have lost all or some of your natural teeth, you should still visit your dentist once a year. Your dentist or our Clinical Dental technician will be able to evaluate the fit of your denture, offer suggestions for denture care and hygiene, and check for issues that may arise, such as oral cancer.
What if I have an emergency?
We offer same day denture repair service Monday to Friday, any other emergencies call 111 or your local A&E service.
How should I clean my dentures?
Daily care and cleaning of a new denture is very important to help maintain good dental health. For everyday cleaning, use a soft brush and a cleaning agent, such as soap and water, or products sold especially to clean dentures. Be sure to brush both the inside and outside of your denture. This will help eliminate harmful bacteria. We also suggest soaking your denture in water or a denture-cleaning agent when you take them out at night. (You can purchase the denture-cleaning agent from Denture Creations)
What if my denture is causing soreness on my gums?
It is not unusual for a new denture to create sore spots on your gums. Simply call the practice and they will let you know what time of day to return to have your denture adjusted. Adjustments help eliminate sore spots, and there is typically no charge during the first 60 days. Following 60 days, a small fee is charged for adjustments.
Will my new teeth look natural?
Your new teeth will look and feel like your natural teeth.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to have an implant. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the key requirements. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants.
How successful is the procedure?
For more than three decades, dental implants have been used successfully with people just like you. Good oral hygiene is an important factor in insuring long lasting results from your implants