There are a lot of misconceptions about dentures. Because it’s important that you’re well-informed about the process, the experts at European Denture Center are here to set the record straight.
Does getting dentures hurt?
No. All certified denturists will tell you the same thing: properly fabricated and maintained dentures shouldn’t hurt. However, if you’re getting them for the first time, you may experience minor irritation as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance.
Severe or ongoing discomfort is never normal, and if it is something you are experiencing you should consult your denturist immediately to find a course of corrective action.
What type of denture is right for me?
There are lots of denture options on the market today, and your denturist will help you identify the best one for your condition.
Generally, complete dentures will be appropriate for someone who has no remaining teeth or whose teeth are badly damaged. Partial dentures are best for those who have healthy remaining teeth.
Your denturist will speak with you about specific denture options such as whether implants are right for you, or if you may be better served with a conventional denture option.
How much do dentures cost?
The exact cost of dentures varies widely based on several factors including:
- treatment complexity
- type of denture
- materials used
Beyond that, we have set up our practice to ensure you can afford our dentures. We do this through:
- offering flexible payment options
- accepting many insurance providers
- accepting Medicaid
- offering a 100% money back guarantee
What should I do if I’m having issues with my dentures?
If you’re having any type of issue with your dentures, consult a denturist right away. In the case of broken or loose dentures, it’s important to get them fixed immediately to prevent further mouth injury or denture damage.
Do dentures make eating difficult?
It may take some time to adjust to eating with dentures, but once you do, you shouldn’t have any trouble eating normally. In fact, dentures make chewing easier than it may have been with missing, broken, or damaged teeth.
However, keep in mind that you should avoid eating sticky items (like chewing gum) when using dentures.
Can I sleep in my dentures?
Always remove your dentures before going to bed. This will allow your gums to relax, and it will also help prevent the build-up of potentially harmful bacteria.
Is denture care important?
Denture care is essential to extending the life of your dentures and protecting the health of your mouth. Clean your dentures with water, denture-approved toothpaste, and a denture toothbrush every night. Keep your dentures in water or a soaking denture solution when you’re not wearing them.
Regular denture checkups and maintenance visits with your denturist are also necessary to ensure your mouth stays healthy.
How can I talk with someone about my specific denture needs?
Your initial consultation at European Denture Center is always free. To learn about the process of denture insertion, or to access our repair, maintenance, and reline services, schedule an appointment today.