Bridge Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dentures & Partials

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We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Dentures & Partials

a set of dentures on a table | east brainerd denture dentistAt first, your dentist may recommend that you wear your dentures to sleep. This will speed up your mouth’s adjustment to the dentures and allow you to quickly detect and correct any spots where the fit is uncomfortable. After your mouth has adjusted to the dentures, they may be worn throughout the day and removed while you sleep. Give our East Brainerd office a call today if you have more questions.

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When you first get your dentures, you will need to start with soft foods and slowly introduce harder foods as you get used to biting and chewing with the dentures in. Chew gently and take smaller bites to avoid loosening the dentures as you eat.

a woman holds dentures | east brainerd tn denturesIt will take your mouth some time to get used to the feel of dentures. After a few months, however, you will feel comfortable eating and talking with your dentures in and experience little to no soreness or discomfort. If you ever do experience soreness or if your dentures aren’t fitting right, please let us know.

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COV-19 Update(5/5/20):

We are opening up all services at our office effective 5/6/2020.  We appreciate you for being patient with us as we navigate through this pandemic.  Before the pandemic started, we have always abided by the strict infection protocols .  We have implemented a few more additional safety measures for COV-19 to help minimize the risk of spreading the virus.  You will notice some differences for your appointment.  Here are some of the changes you will see:
  1. We will pre-screen all patients with a questionnaire.  We will call you before your appointment and then ask you again when you come in.
  2. We will take your temperatures at the time of checking in.
  3. We will be limiting access to the waiting room for patients and patient’s parent or legal guardian.  We are trying to minimize the number of people who may come in contact with one another in passing.
  4. Our waiting room will be devoid of reading materials, toys, etc.
  5. Appointments will be made to help decrease wait times and to allow for social distancing.
  6. We will have you rinsed with 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide for one minute when you are seated.
We appreciate you helping us to adjust to these changes.  We want to ensure that our patients and our team are kept safe during these times.  Eventually, we will overcome this challenge and get back to some form of normalcy.  Thank you so much for being our patient and hope to see you soon!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (423)855-1400.
 
Cordially yours,

Bridge Dental Care Team