Frequently asked questions
Do I need a referral to make an appointment with a denture specialist?
No you do not need a referral, anyone is welcome to make an appointment with a denturist. At West Point Denture Clinic, our team also welcomes Walk-In patients through our conveniently located entrance.
Why should a Denturist make my Dentures?
A Denturist is a denture specialist that has dedicated their specialty to specifically constructing dentures that fit each patients needs. A Dentist’s office may also offer denture services, however, in some cases the dentures constructed are out-sourced to a commercial dental laboratory in which case dependent details may be compromised. At West Point Denture Clinic our team works closely with all dental professionals to ensure the best treatment for all our patients.
Do you accept dental plans / insurance?
Yes! We accept all dental plans for direct billing. Insurance plans vary in types of coverage; at West Point Denture Clinic our team will verify the details of any insurance plan when presented. We are able to submit claims electronically and help you with assisting paperwork. We will communicate coverage with all patients before treatment options have been confirmed.
Is your clinic wheelchair / walker friendly?
Yes, at West Point Denture Clinic we are conveniently located on a ground level store front office, with wheelchair/walker accessible entrance, waiting room, operatories, and a grab bar installed patient washroom.
How much do dentures cost?
All dentures vary in price depending on patient specific requirements. At West Point Denture Clinic we offer treatment options that best fit your needs. Our goal is to offer multiple solutions to help each patient confidently choose treatment in any financial state.
Do I need dentures if I’m only missing one or a few teeth?
Depending on what teeth you are missing, denture options are a good solution to achieve desirable aesthetics, and also restore your dental function. Even when a single tooth is missing, surrounding teeth may be susceptible to movement, and compromise function and aesthetics. At West Point Denture Clinic we offer temporary and permanent solutions regardless of how many teeth you are missing.
How often do dentures need to be replaced? West
The recommended duration of replacement for dentures is every 5 years. Depending on the condition of the dentures, in many cases they may last longer, or may need to be changed earlier. It is important to have dentures evaluated on their condition before they are compromised. At West Point Denture Clinic our team will evaluate your dentures when you book your complimentary consultation.
What should I use to clean my dentures?
Proper hygiene for your dentures can be just as important as the hygiene for natural teeth. In many cases people use incorrect toothpastes or compounds that may damage or shorten the life span of their dentures. At West Point Denture Clinic we offer a variety of denture cleaners and cleaning packages. We are also able to recommend cleaning techniques at your complimentary consultation, or when you have received your new dentures.
Why should I book a check-up appointment?
Whether you have dentures or have had any previous dental treatment such as teeth whitening or fitting for a mouth guard, it is important to allow a dental professional to evaluate your adaptation to your previous treatment. In many cases if there is an unnatural feeling that is becoming more consistent, a dental professional may detect the issue before further complications or treatments may be necessary. At West Point Denture Clinic we offer complimentary check-ups to all of our patients after they have received treatment.
Will dentures or mouth guards change how I look and speak?
New dentures or dental prosthesis will always feel different. It is important to understand the time it takes to adapt to restore your natural comfort. Dentures can be customized to desired aesthetics and the finish of a new denture may change temporarily change phonetics. At West Point Denture Clinic we offer post-instructional appointments to help our patients adapt and feel comfortable and confident with their completed treatment.
Why don’t my dentures fit the same anymore?
The human mouth is always changing, and denture supporting structures such as remaining teeth, bone, and gingiva change differently with everyone. After the natural wearing and friction of dentures, retention strength is no longer as strong as when you first received them, and the supporting structures may have resorbed. The rate of change is different for all patients, and at West Point Denture Clinic we will determine if the change of fit is substantial enough to recommend treatment, or if no immediate treatment is necessary.
How often should I reline my dentures?
The average recommended timespan for a denture reline is 2 to 3 years. Every patient’s mouth is unique, therefore it is important to have your dentures evaluated to see when a reline may be necessary. At West Point Denture Clinic we offer a variety of reline solutions to optimize your denture to its best possible fit.
Why do my new dentures feel different than my previous set?
With anything new, there is a period of time required to settle in and adapt. Over time the anatomical surfaces of dentures and denture teeth begin to minimally wear out in function, and your mouth may not notice these minimal changes. After a longer period of time you may notice the denture and denture teeth appear to look smaller in relation to the brand new set you have received. At West Point Denture Clinic we are able to offer patient specific requests on aesthetics to either keep the characteristics of your previous set, or characterize your new set to your desire.
How can I stay informed about denture and dental topics?
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