Suppose you have recently been in an accident/injury resulting in missing teeth. Or you are experiencing tooth decay or gum problems. Chances are you have searched in the yellow pages and have made an appointment with a dental professional near you. Making the most of the denture consultation is essential. Therefore, you should prepare some questions to understand the procedure and services. Here are seven questions to ask the denturist when consulting them:
What denture is best for my specific situation?
Some people visit a denturist with a specific procedure in mind. Regardless of your situation, allowing the denturist to recommend is better. Hence, ask for their recommendations even if you already have a denture type in mind. Your preference might not be the best for your situation. Once the denturist evaluates your condition, they will know what is best. They will guide you in choosing the right dentures based on your lifestyle, budget, and dental health.
What are the upsides and downsides of this procedure?
Once the denturist recommends an appropriate procedure, ask about its upside and downside. Every procedure has pros and cons. Ask about the materials with their pros and cons. Some dentures are more comfortable than others. Others are more pricey than their alternative. Ask the denturists to explain its downside, especially regardless of the denture recommended. It will help you mentally prepare mentally and guide you in your choice.
What is the cost?
Costs vary according to the material, type, and added procedures. The denturist can estimate the total costs of the dentures. They help you determine if your insurance covers the procedure.
What should I expect during the procedure?
The process of getting a denture varies according to clinics and patients’ conditions. Usually, the initial consultation is followed by extraction or measurements. The denturist should explain the steps, so you know what to expect.
How long will it take to get comfortable with the dentures?
If you are getting dentures for the first time, be prepared for some discomfort in the earlier stage of using the dentures. Ask the denturist how long the discomforts will last so you can be prepared.
What do I do if I get uncomfortable?
The dentures will be slightly uncomfortable initially. But that’s normal and passes soon. However, serious discomforts can sometimes arise when using them. The denturist will explain how to deal with these.
How do I care for my dentures?
This question is very important for the hygiene and durability of dentures. The denturist should explain how to clean and store the dentures. They will recommend regular checkups for maintenance and to ensure the dentures continue to fit perfectly.
In addition, you should ask how long the dentures will last. Most people use their dentures for years before replacing them. It is good to have an idea of how long to use them before considering replacement. Using them beyond their lifespan can lead to all kinds of problems, including improper fitting and oral health issues.