Frequently Asked Questions About Your Dentures

When your dentist cannot save your natural teeth, dentures offer you a comfortable, affordable way to improve your appearance while retaining your ability to chew naturally. Dentures from Williamsport Dental & Dentures will look like natural teeth at their best.
Dentures are made of a synthetic product that serves the two main functions of natural teeth: They contribute to your appearance while giving you a proper bite.
Missing your natural teeth can affect your bite and your appearance. Dentures restore your smile and allow you to eat naturally once you have adjusted to them.
Dentures are meant to replace your natural teeth and take much of the abuse that your teeth would take. Williamsport Dental & Dentures offers you several models to fit your budget. However, purchasing dentures is making an investment in your appearance, confidence, and comfort; you will have a restored smile and the functionality of your natural teeth. Our low everyday prices start at $449* and we will explain the differences between all the models we sell.
Because dentures suffer the same abuse as normal teeth, they wear down and are subject to staining from eating and smoking. They lose their fit as your mouth and bone structure change. This means that the average dentures have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years.

To keep your dentures fitting correctly, you should see your dentist every year. If they start to irritate you, give us a call at once.
The dentures at Williamsport Dental and Dentures are custom-crafted for fit and appearance. As we make them, we prepare a wax model that will give both you and the dentist an idea of how the teeth will look. You can make slight adjustments to the appearance at that time.

When you get your dentures, after a brief period of adjustment, you will find that the do not impact your speech. However, they can make a striking different in how you look. Many new denture wearers report that the new teeth make facial lines look less pronounced for a more youthful look, while greatly improving the appearance of their smiles.
Most new denture wearers experience a breaking-in period while they get used to eating with their new teeth. At Williamsport Dental and Dentures, we can give you a few pointers about adapting and chewing with your new teeth, and you'll quickly get used to them.
Getting accustomed to having something in your mouth is an adjustment for many people. New denture wearers frequently complain that the dentures feel too big and cause too much saliva. Within a week or so, your dentures will feel more natural as your facial muscles and oral tissues adapt to them.
To prevent the buildup of bacteria and stains, the best practice is to clean dentures after every meal. To prevent them from slipping out of your hand and breaking, you should clean them over a towel or soft cloth by gently holding them between your thumb and fingers and brushing them with a denture brush and denture cleaner and rinsing with warm water to remove food particles and germs.
New users report that they sound different when they first get their dentures. Their speech returns to normal once they are used to having something in their mouth, but some people help the process along by reading out loud to practice.
Your dentist will answer this question based on your individual case. Many dentists prefer that you rest your gums and other tissues by removing your dentures at night, but your dentist at Williamsport Dental & Dentures will tell you what's best for you. He will also give you some tips for taking care of your dentures when you're not wearing them.
Liners are effective in improving the fit and feel of dentures, but store-bought liners can cause damage to your dentures and to your mouth. When you need help in making your dentures feel better, stop by our on-site dental lab where we reline your dentures as you wait. If you have our WorryFree dentures, there is no charge for relines.
Modern dentistry offers several alternatives for missing teeth. Your dentist at Williamsport Dental & Dentures will show you the available options so that you can choose the best option for yourself based on appearance and budget.