Our Denturist Answers Your Questions
Q. Who is a denturist?
A. A Denturist is a specialist in the fabrication and fitting of dentures. Denturists provide the most cost- and time-effective service, laboratory work is done in-house on the premises and client care is done chairside in the clinic. Our expertise, meticulousness and professionalism make us the best possible choice to help you maximum the benefit from dental prosthetics technology.
Q. How long do dentures last?
A. The average life of a denture is typically between 5 and 10 years. Like natural teeth, dentures will wear and stain over time and although your teeth are gone, your mouth and gums will continue to change shape for the rest of your life. Due to this, your denture fit and function can be affected and will require a reline, rebase or need to be remade at some point. An annual recare appointment with us will help maximize the life of your dentures and avoid potential problems.
Q. My dentures are broken, can you repair them?
A. Yes, in most cases we do same day repairs and relines to most any type of damage to the dentures or advise you on what steps to take. Our onsite lab gives us the ability to make alterations, adjustments or repairs to your dentures in a timely matter, while you wait.
Q. Do you accept insurance?
A. Yes, we offer direct billing to most insurance companies and we are happy to serve clients who are part of Veterans Affairs, NIHB, ODSP, Ontario Works and Essential Health. We send an electronic pre-determination to your insurance provider before we start on any work to ensure that you know how much will be covered.
Q. Do you offer financing for those on fixed income?
A. Many of our clients are on fixed incomes, to help these individuals we create a payment plan that will be acceptable to both of us, with 0% financing options. Rates are calculated according to credit score. Our estimates include all fees associated with your treatment, with no hidden costs.
Q. How do I clean my dentures?
A. Clean the dentures thoroughly at night by using cold water, liquid soap and a firm denture brush. Hot water may be harmful and NEVER use toothpaste as it is abrasive and will cause scratching of the denture materials. Be sure to use a separate toothbrush and regular toothpaste to clean any natural teeth, tongue and gum surfaces. Overnight, take your dentures out and immerse them in a denture bath filled with water or denture cleaner.
Q. What are denture implants and what are the benefits?
A. Denturists are implant specialists, for teeth replacement the preferred method is denture supported by implants. Surgical screws are implanted directly into the bone similar to how real teeth work. This provides the base for the dentures to connect with, which provides security and comfort when chewing or talking. The titanium in implants help stimulate bone growth, great news for denture wearers! The cost of these implants has become very affordable, consult our office to discover how dental implants will improve the quality of your life!
Q. How long does it take to make the dentures?
A. It takes on average 3 to 5 appointments to complete your dentures, the time frame will depend on the type of denture that you will require, and the frequency that you can attend your appointments with On average it takes anywhere from one and a half to three and a half weeks.
Q. How do I know that I will like my new dentures?
A. Before your dentures are finished, you will have a Try in appointment. At that appointment we will check your bite, denture fit, make sure that you are able to speak properly, and will make sure that you are 100% pleased with how your new smile looks. And if at any point of the Try in appointment you would like to make any changes to your dentures, no matter how big or small, we will make sure to make any adjustments necessary, and will re-try the denture after the changes are made, to make sure that you will be pleased with the final result.
Your First Appointment
Book Your Denture Appointment
At your first appointment, you will be greeted by our lovely front desk staff, you will then need to fill out an office form. If you are a new patient, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the paperwork.
Meet Your Denturist
After the paperwork is complete, you will see our denturist. He will go over the medical history, your current oral conditions, needs and concerns. During your oral examination, we cover the following:
- Examine your gums as well as any teeth remaining.
- Check the bite and fit of your dentures to determine if they are still functioning as they should.
- Inspect your denture for any cracks, chips and stains.
- Complimentary denture cleaning with every consultation.
- According to the intra-oral findings and condition of your current dentures (if you have any) we will present treatment options that are available and are best for treating your specific condition.
Answering Your Questions
Usually our clients have an array of questions and we will definitely answer all of them, we believe that every person needs to be informed in detail about their oral conditions and how to get the best treatment possible. We allow plenty of time with each client, to ensure you receive the best service.