Ask The Denturist

If you have any questions about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. Remember, consultations are always free!

How often should I change my dentures?

Dentures have a useful life expectancy of 5 to 7 years. A Denturist is the most qualified person to tell when your dentures need replacing. Usual signs that your dentures need attention are:

  • When the denture is loose or moves around a lot,
  • Does not cut or chew food as well,
  • makes your face look older,
  • has yellowed or stained,
  • causes discomfort or pain.

The longer you delay replacing your dentures, the more your appearance and comfort will be affected. These are changes that occur very gradually and without you really noticing.

Why doesn’t my lower denture fit as tight as my upper denture?

Unfortunately, a lower denture will constantly move around and be loose. An upper denture is shaped like a suction cup on the palate; the lower denture is more like a horseshoe on an unstable surface. The bone on the lower jaw shrinks or resorbs at a more rapid rate than the upper jaw. As the bone shrinks, the lower denture comes in closer contact with the muscles in your face and tongue, which makes it tip. The best solution would be an implant-supported denture to remedy the ill-fitting denture.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

It is recommended to sleep with them out, as this will allow your gums to rest from the pressures of wearing dentures during the day. Removing your dentures will help keep the bone and soft tissues in your mouth healthier, by slowing down the shrinking process. If you just can’t stand the thought of not having them in at night, you should at least take them out at some point during the day. The more you do it, the easier it will become to maintain a healthy mouth.

Why should I have my dentures made by a Denturist?

Denturists are the most qualified specialists because we are licensed in the fabrication, repair and adjustment of all types of dentures. The word Denturist literally means “one who makes dentures”. The Denturist that treats you, makes your dentures from start to finish in our on-site laboratories. This not only reduces the time it takes to receive your new dentures, but also reduces your cost. There is no referral necessary to see one of our qualified Denturists at the Pickering Denture Clinic.