FAQ

Asking questions and getting answers is a part of good oral health care.

While it is true that dentures are durable, they are not any more permanent than eyeglasses. Just as conditions of the eyes change as we age, so do the conditions of the mouth. Dentures should be replaced at least every 5 to 7 years and relined every 2 to 3 years. Replacing dentures at regular intervals makes it possible to maintain a healthy smile and prevent intraoral deterioration.

Full (complete) dentures are for people who have no natural teeth, either upper, lower or both. Dentures will be able to restore your smile, your confidence and allow you to eat the foods you love.

Partial dentures are for those who are missing only some teeth, and need only for those teeth to be replaced.  These custom dentures restore your natural appearance while greatly improving your ability to chew and speak clearly.

As an oral health-care specialist, the denturist at Wozniak Denture Clinic offers various types of dentures to satisfy each patient's specific requirements.

Several steps are involved in creating your custom dentures. It generally requires 3 - 4 weeks to complete these steps, with several custom fitting appointments.

  • 1. The first step is that of Preliminary Impressions - moulds of your mouth will be taken. Your customized impression trays will be ready for your next appointment.
  • 2. The second step is Final Impressions - that will create a custom final model on which your dentures will be fabricated.
  • 3. Thirdly, we work on the Bite - establishing your jaw relationship and choosing tooth shade/colour to most closely match your teeth.
  • 4. The next appointment focuses on a Try In - you will be able to try your teeth out (in wax) to see how they will look.  The bite will also be re-checked.  Once you and your denturist are completely satisfied, you move on to step five.
  • 5. Step five is the Finish your dentures

The roof of the mouth is shaped in such a way that the upper denture creates a suction or seal with the denture.  This is the suction that enables the denture to stay in place on the roof of the mouth.

The lower denture has to share space with your tongue.  Because your tongue is constantly moving along the floor of your mouth, the denture moves as well, Your lower denture does have some help to stay in place from the muscles in the face, cheeks and lips.

Adjusting to new dentures is something that will require a bit of time, primarily because the muscles in your face have developed around your old dentures and will now need the time to adapt to your new dentures.

We will be with you in every step to make sure the necessary adjustments are done to your new dentures.

Many items will stain your dentures, including coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauces, curries, medications and your own saliva. Daily denture cleaning will help to prevent plaque and tartar build-up, food stains, bad breath, mouth infections and redness or irritation to your gums.
Remove your dentures, rinse with water and brush immediately after meals. Use a soft brush and liquid dish or hand soap - never use toothpaste as it is too abrasive and may scratch the denture teeth. Don't forget to use a separate toothbrush and toothpaste to clean any natural teeth, tongue and gum surfaces. Take your dentures out overnight and place in your denture cup with denture cleaner. Never use bleach to clean or soak your denture, as it can weaken the structure of the denture and discolour the acrylic. Make certain that you read the instructions for your denture cleaner and that you are using the correct type for your dentures. If you’re not sure, please call us and we will be glad provide you with a free denture cleaning kit and instructions.

Denturists are trained in all aspects of denture fitting and fabrication, from taking impressions to personally creating dentures in their clinics. In this way, patients can enjoy personalized and cost-effective service. From initial consultation to laboratory and clinical creation of a denture, Denturists work directly with their patients at every stage of the denture process. We create comfortable smiles and building relationships that patients trust.

All new dentures will come with a one year free adjustment guarantee and lifetime free cleaning. If for any reason you feel the dentures could use any adjustments, Kabir will adjust your dentures at no cost to you. Your teeth will be custom made for you alone. No two individuals are the same and therefore no two dentures should be the same.

Please feel free to call or email us with your questions and we will be glad to answer.
Phone: 519-623-6911 or email wozniakdentureclinic@gmail.com