Here are some of Canadian Denture Centres frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How often should dentures be replaced or relined?
Your gum tissues and jaw bones shrink with time which can cause dentures to work improperly and become loose. In order to ensure that your dentures are fitting and functioning properly, we recommend that dentures get relined every 1-2 years and replaced every 5-6 years. If there is any looseness or discomfort we suggest that you visit a Denturist.
How can I pay for denture services?
A majority of patients are covered by insurance through their employers or through other private insurance companies, such as Alberta Blue Cross. The Alberta Seniors Dental Benefits Program provides dental coverage between 10 – 100% depending on your income level. For more information please contact our office or visit the Alberta Government Seniors website at www.seniors.gov.ab.ca If the Alberta Seniors Dental Benefit Program or your insurance does not cover 100% of services you may pay with personal cheques, money orders, debit cards, VISA, Mastercard or American Express.
Should I use denture adhesives?
Dentures are designed to fit each person’s mouth accurately without the use of adhesives. An improper fitting denture can cause constant irritations and sore spots. People believe they can save money by delaying getting their dentures relined or replaced by using adhesives. When this was studied, it was discovered that more money is spent on adhesives than professional relines and new dentures combined! It makes health and economical sense to have your denture(s) professionally serviced regularly.
What is the best way to clean my denture?
We suggest that you use a good quality denture brush and denture cleaning solutions which are available at our clinic or at most drug stores. We suggest that you leave your denture out at night to clean your denture and give your tissues a chance to breathe. Contact our office for more information on caring for your dentures.
How do I pay for dentures?
Most dental insurance policies will pay for new denture(s) every 5 years. Our office can assist you in filling out insurance claims. In addition the Alberta Seniors Benefits Program provides financial assistance for basic dental services including dentures. Senior citizens may quality for 100% coverage depending on income level. Our office also accepts Debit, VISA, Master Card and American Express.
How do I properly care for my mouth with dentures?
Proper care for your mouth is crucial when wearing dentures. Preserving your ridges and supporting bone will help your dentures function better. We recommend that you brush your gums, tongue and palate 1-2 times a day.
Are all dentures made using one standard mould or pattern?
No. Each denture is custom made, paying particular attention to the specific needs of each individual. We also take two sets of impressions for increased accuracy.
Are dentures unbreakable?
No removable prosthetics are indestructible. BPS dentures come with a warranty on certain components and we use the highest impact resistant acrylics available to avoid fractures.
Can I wear my dentures all the time?
A denture is designed to rest against the tissues in your mouth. To give your tissues a chance to rest and breathe, we recommend taking your dentures out at night. There are a few people who must wear their dentures for medical reasons. Many people who wear their dentures at night clench or grind their teeth when sleeping, many times without realizing it.
How do I properly care for my denture?
Dentures can warp and become loose, if they are placed in hot water or left to dry out. When not in use, dentures should be placed in lukewarm water with a denture cleaning solution to clean them and prevent them from drying out. For more information please contact our office.
If only my lower denture gives me problems can I just get a new lower denture made?
We recommend that upper and lower dentures are designed together. Inconsistencies in the upper denture could be translated to the bottom denture. Contact our office for more information.
If I get my denture relined is it as good as new?
It is important to reline your dentures every 1-2 years, but this only replaces the tissue fitting surface, not the teeth. If the teeth are worn out, replacement is your only option. Relining a denture does not correct some of the problems frequently associated with ill-fitting dentures.
Can you recreate my old smile if I bring in a picture?
We encourage all of our patients to bring in photos of themselves or photos of a smile they would like to have recreated and personalized.
What is the best denture currently available?
The best denture available is one that suits your individual needs. In a typical case the best long term solutions is an implant retained dentures. If implant retained dentures are not for you, precision equilibrated BPS dentures provide an esthetically superior, better functioning option to standard dentures.
Can I get precision equilibrated BPS dentures for my implant retained dentures?
Yes, we recommend precision BPS dentures for all of our implant retained dentures. Click here for more information on Implant Retained Dentures.
How do I book a consultation?
To book a COMPLIMENTARY, no-obligation consultation phone us at 403.771.3368 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org