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If you’ve got questions about your dental care, The Dental and Denture Office invites you to take a few moments and browse our frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answer to your specific question listed here, please contact us to speak directly with one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members.

We offer both types of services for your convenience. This allows us to offer comprehensive dental and denture care for patients of all ages.
No, you do not need a specialist referral to see a denturist. Please contact us to schedule a consultation!
We recommend bringing your child upon the arrival of their first tooth. To help ease your child into their first visit, we recommend having them accompany you or an older sibling to the dentist for a routine check-up first. You may also consider reading children’s books together that address the subject.
Yes, you will need to care for your dentures daily just as you would your natural teeth. You will need to clean your dentures at least once a day and rinse them thoroughly after every meal. It’s best to use a non-abrasive denture cleaner – you should never use boiling water, bleaching agents or abrasive cleaners.
Yes, dentures typically last anywhere from five to 10 years. While your mouth and gums will continue to change shape over time, your dentures will need to be adjusted from time to time for a better fit. Sometimes dentures crack and will require repairs or replacements. If your dentures ever feel like they don’t fit, cause you pain or make it difficult for you to speak or chew, it’s best to have them looked at by your denturist right away.
Lasers can now be used to treat a variety of gum diseases without causing the discomfort of a traditional gum surgery. Laser gum surgery can minimize bleeding, bacterial infections, the damage to surrounding tissues and the healing time required after the surgery. Many laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia or stitches.
Typically made of titanium, a dental implant is used to replace one or more missing teeth, often where bridges or dentures won’t be considered as effective. You have to have the right amount of strong jawbone to hold and support an implant or the procedure won’t be a success. Dental implants typically require several procedures and visits, which can take five months up to a year or more for the process to be complete. It all depends upon your jawbone’s condition and the nature of your implants. Dental implants also require a proper amount of healing time, as your bone has to heal tightly around the implants. Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation to go over your best available options and to see if you’d be an ideal candidate for dental implants.