Interested in getting dentures? If so, our prosthodontist and team offer full and partial dentures to enhance your smile and improve your oral function. Check out the frequently asked questions below to learn more about dentures in Allen, Texas, and give us a call today at 972-727-5599 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Hazim.
How much will my denture cost?
The cost of your dentures will depend on your specific needs and what type of denture you are looking for. For example, if you have only a few missing teeth and want to replace them with implant-supported dentures, the costs of your treatment will increase. Our team is happy to go over the cost of your treatment with you after your initial consultation.
How long will it take to adjust to my dentures?
After you have been fitted with your new dentures, it will take a few weeks, around 30 days, for your mouth to adjust to them. During this time, it is completely normal to experience mild soreness and irritation within the first few days. If you continue to feel discomfort after a few weeks, please contact our office.
How should I care for my dentures?
The best way to care for your dentures is to be consistent with the following recommendations:
- Attend your routine cleanings and exams
- Take out your dentures and run them under cool water to rinse
- Soak and brush your dentures gently every day
- Store your dentures in water overnight — do not use hot or boiling water
- Avoid whitening toothpastes
What if my denture breaks or becomes loose?
If your denture happens to break, please contact us right away for a replacement. If they start to become loose, try a stronger adhesive or schedule an appointment to have them refitted.
What is the lifespan of dentures?
Dentures can last between five to eight years. If you have had them for quite a few years, it may be time to consider new dentures as your gums and bone structure change overtime.
Who is a good candidate for dentures?
You may be a good candidate for dentures if you have:
- Several missing teeth
- Healthy gum tissue
- Adequate bone density
What type of foods should I avoid with dentures?
There are many foods you can still enjoy with dentures, however we recommend you avoid or eat the following types of food sparingly:
- Hard, crunchy foods. Ex: apples, corn on the cob, carrots
- Tough meats. Ex: steak and pork chops
- Sticky foods. Ex: Gummy candies and popcorn
If you have any further questions about life with dentures, please give us a call.