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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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Last Review Date: 2018 Nov 2
  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/
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