FAQs on Dentures

Dr. Alexander Pritsky offers a wide variety of denture options in his Fresno dental practice. Each prosthetic is created with patient comfort, denturesoral health/function and best aesthetics in mind. Dr. Pritsky and his team work diligently to ensure you have the best experience possible.

FAQS on dentures

How many kinds of dentures are there? All dentures are custom-made according to individual patient need, preference and personal budget. In general, there are conventional dentures, held in place by the mouth's own natural suction, implant-supported dentures, including teeth-in-a-day, immediate dentures, placed right after extraction, and partial dentures, replacing one or more teeth.

Are dentures hard to care for? No, they are not. It's best to brush them with an ADA-approved product and soft toothbrush. Remove them at night to rest your oral tissues, and soak them in water or gentle denture product.

Can I chew and bite effectively with dentures? Implant-supported dentures provide an almost natural oral function. However, even traditional dentures can effectively help you to speak and eat normally. They just take some practice and persistence to become accustomed to how they work and feel.

How quickly can I get my dentures? Crafting dentures takes preparation, including X-rays and oral impressions. Most prosthetics require a few try-ons, too, for your best fit and bite. Expect at least two appointments with Dr. Pritsky.

Do I have to use a denture adhesive? Well-fitting dentures do not need much adhesive at all. In fact, just a few strategically-placed amounts stabilize your prosthetic and should allow you to remove it easily at night.

Will my jaw bone deteriorate over time? Bone loss is an inevitable fact of dental extraction unless you receive implant-supported dentures. Dental implants actually strengthen underlying jaw bone, avoiding the recession and facial changes typical of fully or partially edentulous patients. However, conventional or immediate dentures (not anchored by implants) do not maintain jaw bone integrity. So, these dentures must be refit or even replaced after five to ten years, reports the American College of Prosthodontists.

Do you have more questions?

Dr. Pristsky and his team will be happy to answer all of them. They want you to have the best denture experience possible. So, why not call the office and arrange for your individualized consultation? Phone (559) 298-3900.