Woman and dentist discussion denture options.

Whether you’ve experienced tooth loss due to age, injury, or other dental issues, dentures can help improve your smile, health, and daily life. However, getting dentures can be a major life event. It’s important to have all the information you need to make your treatment decisions and to experience a smooth transition to dentures.

Questions for Your Dentist

If dentures are in your future, be sure to write down topics to discuss with your dentist. It is a good idea to go into your dental appointment (or any medical consult!) with your questions prepared so you can get all of the information you need. Here are some common questions and a bit more info to get you started.

What Type of Dentures Are Right for Me?

Dentures may seem straightforward, but they are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. There are actually several types of dentures. Your unique circumstances will come into play when choosing the best option for you. It is good to have some knowledge about the different types of dentures available.

Complete vs. Partial Dentures

Complete dentures replace all of your teeth and are used when you’ve lost all or most of your natural teeth in one or both dental arches. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are often an option when you have lost some teeth but have natural teeth remaining. These can be a preferable option in order to maintain jaw health. Talk to your dentist about which is best for you.

Adavent Dentures

Adavent Dentures are a cutting-edge solution that offers several advantages over traditional dentures.

  • Comfort: Adavent Dentures are custom-designed to fit your mouth precisely, ensuring a more comfortable and secure fit.
  • Functionality: With a better fit, you can enjoy improved chewing ability and speech clarity, helping you maintain an active lifestyle.
  • Appearance: These dentures are crafted to look just like natural teeth.
  • Durability: Adavent Dentures are known for their long-lasting quality, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Dental Implants

In some cases, dental implants may be a better alternative to dentures. Dental implants have several advantages over traditional, removable dentures, including:

  • Preserving jaw strength and structure: Implants stimulate the jaw similarly to natural teeth, keeping it healthy and strong.
  • Ease: Dental implants are cleaned and treated just like natural teeth.
  • Comfort: Dental implants are secured directly to the jaw, meaning they don’t move around and feel similar to natural teeth.

We can assess your health, bone density, and gum condition to determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.

How Do I Care for My Dentures or Implants?

Proper care and maintenance are necessary for keeping your dentures or implants in the best possible shape for the long run. Ask your dentist about cleaning routines, oral hygiene practices, and any specific care instructions tailored to your dental restoration. Make sure to write this information down, and never hesitate to reach out with questions.

What Is the Cost and Insurance Coverage?

You shouldn’t feel embarrassed to ask about the cost of any major dental work with your dentist. Understanding the financial aspects will help you plan ahead. In addition, it you have dental insurance, it may cover a portion of tooth replacement. And if needed, we often have options to help with financing for out-of-pocket expenses.

How Long Will My Dentures or Dental Implants Last?

Understanding how long your dentures or dental implants may last can help you make a more informed decision. While traditional dentures may need replacement every 5-7 years, Adavent Dentures and dental implants can offer greater longevity, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run.

What Are the Risks and Potential Complications of Dentures?

Every medical procedure comes with a certian degree of risk. It’s important to discuss potential complications and side effects associated with your treatment. It is also important to discuss the potential outcome of doing nothing. Lastly, ask about anything you should be keeping an eye out for after leaving our office, so we can treat any additional issues quickly.

How Will Dentures Affect My Daily Life?

Knowing how dentures will impact your day-to-day life can help ease the transition to becoming comfortable with your new teeth.


It’s common for new denture wearers to experience changes in their speech initially. With practice, you will become used to your dentures and speech should return to normal.


There are some foods you will want to avoid with dentures, including tough or chewy foods. Feel free to ask for a list of what to avoid, especially during the initial adjustment period.

How Often Should I Have My Dentures Checked?

Regular dental appointments with dentures are just as important as they always were. Check-ups with our office will help ensure proper fit and functionality of your dentures. Ask about the recommended schedule for follow-up appointments, as it is common to require some adjustments for fit at first.

It’s normal to experience some discomfort or sore spots when you first start wearing dentures. While mild discomfort is to be expected and should go away, contact us if you experience pain, your discomfort persists, or you develop sores.

Contact Us For Denture Help

Always feel free to reach out to our office with any denture or dental implant related questions. And, if you’re interested in exploring tooth replacement options, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our experienced team.