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Dentures Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Do you have any sore areas in your mouth?
  • Do you have any numbness, burning or tingling anywhere in your mouth?
  • Are you having any problems biting or chewing, such as biting your cheek, gagging, or not being able to bite effectively?
  • Do your dentures stay snug while in your mouth or do they tend to loosen during wear?
  • How are you cleaning your dentures?
  • Are you removing your dentures at night? How are you storing them?
  • When was your last comprehensive dental exam?
  • Is your tooth loss due to an accident or tooth decay?
  • What dental treatments have you had in the past, including any past dentures?
  • What is your main concern with your teeth? Comfort and function or cosmetic appearance?
  • Do you have any jaw conditions, such as TMJ (temporomandibular) disorder?
  • Do you have other medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or arthritis or other bone problems?
  • What is your main concern about dentures?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • What are the different types of dentures?
  • Which type of denture do you recommend for me and why?
  • Am I able to keep any of my teeth? Is there an advantage to keeping them?
  • What can I expect for pain and recovery?
  • Will I need to change the foods I eat?
  • How much will dentures cost?
  • How should I clean my mouth and practice good oral hygiene?
  • How should I clean my dentures?
  • Can I sleep in my dentures?
  • Should I adjust my dentures or use adhesive to make them fit better?
  • How long will my dentures last? Will I ever need to replace them?
  • How often do I need follow up exams?
  • Are my new symptoms related to my dentures?
  • Are dentures the best solution for my dental problems?
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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Last Review Date: 2018 Nov 2
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. Dentures. American College of Prosthodontists. https://www.gotoapro.org/dentures/
  2. Dentures. American Dental Association. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dentures
  3. Dentures FAQ. American College of Prosthodontists. https://www.gotoapro.org/dentures-faq/