Dentures last forever! – Incorrect!
While it's true that dentures are durable, they aren't any more permanent than eyeglasses. Just as the conditions of the eyes change as you age, so too do the conditions of the mouth. Replacing dentures at regular intervals of five to ten years makes it possible to maintain a healthy natural smile and prevent intraoral deterioration.
Once you have dentures, you don't need to see us anymore. False!
Of course, your dentures need attention. Important indicators of their condition are:
- Looseness caused by tissue changes.
- Bad odour caused by absorption of fluid and bacteria.
- Colour change due to age or a reaction to mouth fluids.
- Stains and calculus deposits resulting from mouth fluids.
Everyone knows when you're wearing dentures. It’s embarrassing. Wrong!
Regular professional examinations and following your denturist's instructions on home care are essential steps in assuring a "natural appearance." Confidence in wearing dentures comes from realizing that you have taken a positive step towards improving your health and appearance.
Denture wearers can't eat normally, or even speak properly. Simply Untrue!
While not all denture wearers can eat everything they would like, many have very few diet restrictions. So, if you develop persistent speech or eating problems at any time, have your denturist check the fit of your denture as soon as possible.
I have to use adhesives to make my dentures fit, or I can't wear them all day. Incorrect!
This is a particularly dangerous myth. Dentures are made to fit precisely and usually do not require regular use of an adhesive for comfort. In an emergency, denture adhesives can be used to keep the dentures stable until you see us, but prolonged use can mask infections and cause bone loss in the jaw.
Dentures are not affected by over-the-counter and prescription medications. False!
Drugs can affect denture fit and wearability. For example, certain medications can reduce the supply of saliva in your mouth, making it difficult to swallow or chew. So let us know of any medications you may be taking regularly - or even occasionally.
I have a fixed income. Regular dental care is too expensive. Inaccurate!
Before deciding that oral examinations and denture care is too costly, discuss the situation with us. Be frank. Ask about charges for denture adjustments, repairs and possible replacement. Your oral health is a vital part of your total health. Consultations are always free.
I can make my own denture repairs. No Way!
Even if you are a whiz at fixing toasters, leaky pipes or automobiles, do not try to adjust or repair your dentures yourself. Improperly relined dentures can be bulky, causing increased pressure on the jaw and more rapid loss of jawbone.
I'll be without teeth for days if I take my denture to the denturist for refitting or repair. Nope!
Advances in modern techniques make it possible for us to reline or repair dentures quickly right in the office. If you let us know that you are in need of a denture repair, it can be made on the same day.
I don't want to go through a long adjustment period again. Untrue!
The first time is always the hardest. You're a pro now. You've learned the basics about eating, speaking and wearing a denture. There will be some adjustment, but it will probably be shorter and easier than the first time. And it is important! Prolonged use of ill-fitting dentures can irritate the gums, tongue and cheek, and even cause the ridges of your mouth to shrink to the point where it will almost be impossible to fit you with normal dentures.
All dentures are the same. Absolutely Not!
When your dentures are made by us, you are in the hands of a person who specializes only in the making of dentures. All phases of the service are performed by the same operator, resulting in an accurate and personalized denture product. Zanon Denture’s services are at very reasonable costs.