1. Why go to a Denturist?
Replacing your natural teeth is more than trusting someone with your smile. Your appearance and your whole image are at stake. Make sure you entrust this delicate task to a specially trained professional! A Denturist is an expert in design, construction, insertion and adjustment of removable dentures as well as overdentures on implants. Their expertise, meticulousness and professionalism make them the best possible choice to help you derive the maximum benefit from dental prosthetics technology. "Denturist's are your denture specialists".
2. What's so different about going to a Denturist verses other dental professionals?
Denturists listen to your needs and personally handle every step in the construction of your denture: from the first impression to the last adjustment. There is no middleman in the fabrication of your new denture. Denturists have an on-site laboratory to produce your personalized dentures. Denturist David Barrick and his staff are specially trained to instruct you in the daily maintenance of your denture. They will look after every detail of your denture care and can also tell you how often your denture should be adjusted in order to ensure the comfort, effectiveness and aesthetic appearance that you expect. After all, this is our specialty… making Dentures and Related Removable Appliances.
3. How long do Dentures last?
Your dentures will not last indefinitely. The denture teeth and base will wear and stain over time. The tissues of the mouth undergo continual change and the dentures will have to be adjusted, rebased or replaced from time to time. This time will vary depending on an individual's tolerances, habits and the length of time you have had dentures. The average life of a denture is about five to seven years. Denturists are sensitive to your well-being and to the general condition of your dentures. We have the experience and expertise to advise you on your best treatment plan and how to proceed.
4. Now I have dentures I don't need an annual exam, do I?
Your dentures and tissues should be checked annually. Damage to the oral tissues can take place without you being aware of it. Early detection and elimination of tissue inflammation is important to minimize shrinkage of the supporting bone and tissue. By keeping the tissue healthy your dentures will continue to fit correctly. At every examination we check the following:
It is not the dentures which change over time; it is your mouth which is continually changing. By having your regular exams at our clinic we also check your oral condition so you are able to enjoy all the benefits of a well-fitting quality denture.
5. How do you clean your dentures?
When cleaning your dentures, you should first rinse away loose food particles thoroughly. Then moisten your toothbrush and apply a denture cleanser. Brush every surface, scrubbing gently to avoid damage.
6. How many times a day does the denture need to be cleaned?
The denture needs to be cleansed two to three times daily.
7. What is good oral hygiene when you have full dentures?
In addition to taking care of your dentures, taking care of your mouth is also vital if you wear full dentures. This includes brushing your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures. This stimulates your tissues and helps remove plaque.
8. Do dentures need to be replaced?
Dentures will need to be relined, rebased or replaced due to normal wear over a period of time and normal shrinkage of your gums and bones.
9. What should you do if your dentures crack or break?
Call our office immediately! Normally, dentures can be repaired quickly, often on the same day. Damaged dentures can cause additional oral health problems, so see us promptly. Never attempt to repair dentures yourself. They require professional repair and adjustment.
10. Why can't you fix dentures that break with glue?
Glues often contain harmful chemicals and are not effective in the proper repair of dentures.
11. What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a few missing teeth.
12. How do you wear a removable partial denture?
Removable partial dentures are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
13. How long will it take to get used to wearing a partial denture?
Your partial denture may feel awkward or bulky for the first few weeks, but your mouth will eventually get used to it.
14. How long should you wear a partial denture?
Initially, you may want to wear your partial denture all the time. We will give you specific instructions on how long it should be worn and when it should be removed. Generally, your mouth tissues need to rest so it is advisable that you take out your partial denture at least 15 minutes per day.
15. Will the partial denture change the way you speak?
Your partial denture may help your speech. It can be difficult to speak clearly when you are missing teeth. However, it also will take time to get used to it.
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