Frequently Asked Questions
The key to long-lasting dentures is proper denture care. Stone Dentistry & Dentures in Cicero, NY offers practical instructions and tips that can serve you for years to come.
When Should I Consider Dentures?
Dentures become an option when your dentist cannot save your natural teeth. Stone Dentistry & Dentures offers you this comfortable, affordable way to chew naturally and look great.
Are Dentures Just Like Natural Teeth?
Like your natural teeth, dentures give you a proper bite and a great smile. We make them from a synthetic product that will hold up for years.
Why Are Dentures a Good Substitute For Natural Teeth?
When teeth are missing, you not only lose your ability to chew correctly, but your bone recedes, which changes your appearance. Dentures restore the smile and the ability to chew.
Why Is There Such a Price Difference Among Dentures?
The cost of the dentures we offer varies depending on the materials and the manufacturing process. We will thoroughly explain the difference between the classes of dentures that we offer. Our dentures start at an economical $449 per plate.
When you buy dentures, you need to keep in mind that they not only replace your natural teeth, but also take the abuse your natural teeth would take. The dentures you buy are an investment in your appearance, comfort, and confidence. We present several denture options so you can decide which will do the best for you.
How Often Do I Have to Replace My Dentures?
The average dentures have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years. Like your natural teeth, they take abuse and become stained from eating and smoking. Over time, they lose their fit as your mouth and bone structure changes.
Keeping your dentures looking and fitting correctly requires that you see your dentist every year for a checkup and adjustment. If you start to experience irritation or slippage, call us as soon as possible.
Will I Look and Speak the Same Way With Dentures?
When we fit you for dentures, our goal is to make them look and feel normal. To ensure a good fit, we prepare a wax model that allows both you and the dentist to see how the finished denture will look. We can make slight adjustments for fit and appearance at that point.
Once you have your finished dentures, you will have a brief period of adjustment when talking and eating. You will notice an instant difference in your appearance. Most new denture wearers marvel at how nice their smile is. Their facial lines are also less pronounced so that they feel more youthful and confident.
Will I Be Able to Eat Normally With Dentures?
Once we place your new dentures in your mouth, we will give you a few pointers about how to break them in. Learning to eat and chew with them usually takes a bit of practice.
How Long Does it Take to Adjust to Dentures?
Most patients report that after a week of wearing their new dentures, the teeth begin to feel more natural. The reason that having dentures is a big adjustment for some people is that they are a foreign object in the mouth. They feel too big and cause your mouth to produce too much saliva. It takes about 7 days for your facial muscles and oral tissues to adapt to the dentures.
How Do I Clean My Dentures?
Cleaning your dentures after a meal will help you prevent the buildup of stains and bacteria. To clean them, gently hold them between your thumb and fingers as you rinse them with warm water to remove food particles and germs. You should clean them over a towel or soft cloth to prevent them from slipping from your hand and breaking.
Will I Speak Different With Dentures?
You may sound different when you first get your dentures. Most people find their speech returns to normal once they are familiar with having the dentures in the mouth, but you can speed up the process by reading out loud.
Can I Sleep In My Dentures?
Your dentist will recommend whether you should remove your dentures at night or keep them in. Most professionals recommend that you remove them at night to give your gums and tissues a time to rest, but the dentist will determine what is best for your specific situation.
If My Dentures Are Bothering Me, Can I Use Store-Bought Liners?
If your dentures are bothering you, stop by our on-site dental clinic, so we can properly realign them while you wait. There is no charge for relining WorryFree dentures.
Liners can prevent your dentures from irritating your mouth and slipping out of place. While you can buy store-bought liners, these over-the-counter products can damage your dentures and your mouth.
Are Dentures the Best and Only Replacement For Missing Teeth?
Dentures are the most economical way to replace missing teeth, but modern dentistry offers several alternatives, including dental implants. Your Stone Dentistry & Dentures professionals will present the available options and help you select the best tooth replacement for you, based on your appearance and budget.