You thought you’d planned for everything – the cookies are decorated, the lights are twinkling, the turkey is roasting, and the carols are softly playing. Unfortunately, you didn’t plan for that denture emergency during Christmas dinner.
If you are fortunate enough to have dental benefits, you may or may not be aware that benefits under many insurance plans have an annual expiration date.
As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to refresh your memory about expiring benefits, so that you can make the most out of your coverage for 2018.
All denture patients have experienced it: that day when you realize your denture is loose. There are a number of reasons your denture may start to fit poorly. Sometimes, uneven or excessive tooth wear causes your denture to tip or rock. Certain health conditions can also affect how your denture fits, such as weight loss of more than 7 pounds, sudden or new illness, cancer treatments, and various medications. However, there is one factor affecting all denture wearers that you may not have considered – bone loss.
You have had your denture consultation and now you’re ready to have a new denture made – exciting! So where does your Denturist begin? With impressions.
Ask most patients about their least favourite part of having a denture reline or a new denture made, and chances are they will mention impressions – and the gag reflex they tend to trigger.
You think you need a new denture made. Maybe it’s your first denture, or perhaps you have been wearing a denture for some time and think it’s time for a replacement. What’s your first step? Schedule a consultation.