It’s normal for your dentures to feel uncomfortable or bulky when you first start wearing them. They can cause mild gum irritation when eating. Over time, your mouth will adjust and your dentures will begin to feel natural.
Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.
The process of receiving dentures typically takes 3-4 appointments over several months, from the initial consultation to receiving your final dentures. It may take longer if you need to have any remaining teeth removed prior to receiving your dentures, as your mouth will need to heal.
You will visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.
Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery.
Yes, they can! Thousands of teens around the globe have benefited from Invisalign treatment. Many young patients may be ideal candidates for clear aligners, so be sure to talk to our team about an Invisalign consultation for your teen or tween.
It’s normal to experience some discomfort or soreness when you begin wearing your new aligners. This usually passes in a few days, once your mouth adjusts to the new aligners. If you experience any pain or irritation as a result of using Invisalign, be sure to call our office for a quick check-in.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is typically covered in part by most dental insurance plans. Your out-of-pocket expenses will depend on your plan and stated benefits. We’ll be sure to confirm your benefits to help you make the most of your coverage.
Invisalign is a flexible treatment option that can be fully personalized to your unique smile needs. We’ll have to perform a full assessment of your teeth during your consultation so we can provide you with a breakdown of all treatment costs. That said, Invisalign is comparable to the cost of braces, making it affordable for most patients.
Veneers are a permanent cosmetic procedure. They need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth prior to placement and are bonded to the remaining tooth structure. For this reason, only a trained dental professional can make repairs or adjustments to your veneers.
The lifespan of your veneer depends on the type you choose, and your veneers will eventually need to be repaired or replaced just like any other dental work. Porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years, while you can expect a set of ceramic veneers to last 20 years or more. Veneers made from composite resin will typically last 5-7 years.
Generally, no. Patients who receive 2-4 veneers typically experience no discomfort. However, patients who receive eight or more veneers may experience some sensitivity or tenderness in the gums. Your dentist will take every precaution during your veneer preparation and administer local anesthetic or sedation as needed to ensure your comfort.
On average, you can expect the process of getting your veneers to take 3-4 weeks. You’ll visit our office 2-3 times during this time, from your initial consultation to the final fitting and application.