Many people reach a point in their dental health where transitioning to dentures is the best choice for their well-being, and even their self-confidence. If you feel like you may be reaching that point, the Denture Experts at Aspen Dental are here for you. And we know just what to do to help you achieve your very best smile.
Dentures can help you eat, talk, and live more confidently. Over the last decade, Aspen Dental has helped over one million denture patients—and we look forward to helping you.
While your treatment plan will vary, here’s some useful info about what to expect on your denture journey.
First, you’ll fill out a patient history form. Share any important medical and oral health information here, as well as a list of prescription and over-the-counter medications you’re taking and their amounts.
Then we’ll take impressions of your mouth. We’ll use these to create your permanent dentures. If extractions are needed, we’ll discuss those and schedule them.
We understand that getting dentures can feel like a big step. Your dentist and care team are here to talk about it with you. We’ll answer all your questions and address any fears or concerns you may have.
All Aspen Dental practices are equipped with on-site denture labs. That means your dentist and denture technicians can work together to give you a comfortable fit and faster service.
Same-day relines and repairs If you already wear dentures, we can do many denture repairs and adjustments while you wait. Just walk in anytime.
Getting accustomed to dentures may take a little time. But with proper care and regular adjustments, your dentures will soon feel more natural. Your Aspen Dental Office Manager will help you decide what denture products are best for you and show you how to properly care for your dentures and mouth at home.
We’ll check in with you in the weeks after you’ve been fitted with your permanent dentures to see how you’re doing. In the meantime, feel free to call your Aspen Dental practice if you’re having any issues.
Over time, your mouth will naturally change shape, and your dentures will wear down. Eventually, you may need to visit your Aspen Dental practice for a denture reline or repair.
Same-day adjustments are available, whether you’re an existing patient or not. Just call ahead for an appointment for the fastest service. Your dentures may also need to be rebased. Your Aspen Dental Denture Experts can do that, too.
Aspen Dental Denture Experts recommend replacing your dentures every 5-7 years. Normal denture wear and tear can cause your jawbone to shrink, irritate your gum tissues, cause infection, and make chewing and swallowing food difficult. And that can lead to deeper digestive issues. Remember, your oral health can affect your overall health. So, to take good care of yourself, take good care of your dentures.