Q. Why go to a Denturist?
A. Denturists receive specialized training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. In addition, they are experts in the design, construction, insertion and adjustment of removable dentures, as well as dentures over implants. If you choose to go with Dentures over Implants, your Denturist can refer you to a Dentist who specializes in oral implant surgery. Once your implant procedure is complete the Dentist will refer you back to your Denturist for the design, fabrication and fitting of your dentures. Denturists can fabricate and repair your dentures in their own onsite labs making them the best choice to help you with all of your denture needs. Denturists are Denture Specialists and most of them offer free consultations to help you decide which treatment options are best for you! If you’d like to consult with a Denturist near you visit our Find a Denturist section and book your Free Consultation now!
Q. Why go to a Denturist instead of another dental professional?
A. Denturists can provide you with all the information you need on your best treatment options and on the care and maintenance of your dentures and oral health. They are also qualified to fabricate, repair and adjust your dentures to ensure the best fit and esthetic appearance you can expect from your dentures. He/she can also advise you on how often your dentures need to be adjusted, repaired or relined in order for you to derive the maximum benefits and greatest comfort from your dentures. You can trust your Denturist with all of your denture needs!
Q. How long do dentures last?
A. The average life of partial or complete dentures is around 5 Years. The tissues of the mouth are constantly undergoing change so that your dentures will have to be adjusted or relined as needed and usually once every 2 Years. The period of time between adjustments will vary depending on your eating habits and oral health. Your Denturist can advise you on your best course of action whenever you’re experiencing any discomfort from your dentures. Feel free to consult with your Denturist anytime you have questions or concerns about your removable dentures or dentures over implants.
Q. How long will dentures over implants last?
A. Studies have shown many implants last 20 years to a lifetime with proper care and regular check ups. The dentures themselves should be replaced every 5 years or as needed with relines every 2 years. There are many factors that can affect the life of your dentures over implants and they include: overall health, eating habits, oral hygiene, smoking and grinding of teeth. Some parts of the implants may need replacing from time to time due to wear and tear. Ask your Denturist how to best care for your dentures over implants.
Q. How often should I have a Check-Up with my Denturist?
A. To ensure that your dentures continue to fit correctly and that you are maintaining optimum oral health you should have a Check Up with your Denturist at least once a year and any time you are experiencing discomfort as well. During a Check-Up, your Denturist will conduct an oral examination to see if your oral tissue is in good health and assess whether your dentures need repairs or relining. Early detection of tissue inflammation is important to minimize shrinkage of the supporting bone and tissue. By having your Denturist check on your oral condition regularly, you are able to enjoy all the benefits of well fitting quality dentures.