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Frequently Asked Questions

At Advana Dental & Dentures, we offer comprehensive dental and denture services for patients across the Amarillo, TX area. We are here to help you properly care for your dentures and happily answer your questions regarding denture care.

Will dentures really help?

With proper care, dentures provide you with a beautiful, comfortable substitute for natural teeth. We are here to help restore health and confidence to your smile.

I have no insurance and bad credit. What are my options?

We believe dental services should be accessible to everyone. Our team works with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans that offer precise estimates and expectations. To accommodate everyone’s budget needs, we accept a range of third-party financing.

Are you accepting new patients?

Our practice is always welcoming new patients from across the Amarillo, TX, area. During your first appointment, we will perform a comprehensive exam, take x-rays, and establish a treatment plan. We will also discuss treatment options.

How often should dentures be replaced?

For most patients, it is recommended to replace their dentures as often as every five years. This is primarily because the gums and ridges in your mouth change as you age.

Will dentures make it hard to talk?

When you first get your dentures, your speech may sound a bit different. Once your lips, cheeks, and tongue adjust to your dentures, your speech will return to normal. A great exercise to help you get your normal speech back is reading out loud to yourself. It is important to speak slowly to prevent muffled speech. If you experience prolonged issues, your dentures may need further adjustment.

Can dentures be cleaned in boiling water?

If you place your dentures in boiling water, it can cause them to warp. It is best to always rinse and store your dentures in cold or lukewarm water.

Will brushing dentures or partials damage them?

Brushes with rigid bristles and abrasive toothpaste can dull your dentures and cause premature wear. The best way to clean your dentures is to use a denture brush with soft bristles and a non-abrasive denture cleaner each day.

How quickly will I adjust to dentures?

The adjustment time may be a week or longer. In the beginning, your dentures may seem too big and you may notice an increase in saliva. This is entirely normal! Your facial muscles and oral tissues need time to adapt. Once they do, your dentures should feel very comfortable.

Why do my dentures feel loose?

As your facial muscles and tissues adjust to your dentures, the dentures may feel loose. If your dentures slop, you can reposition them by biting down and swallowing.

How do I chew with dentures in?

Chewing with dentures requires you to bite and chew differently. It is best to start with smaller portions of food, and by eating slowly. It is important to chew on both sides of your mouth, and it is easier to start with softer foods. This will help build your confidence with your dentures! We recommend waiting to eat sticky to hard foods in the beginning.

Should I remove my dentures at night?

It varies from patient to patient. We are happy to discuss what will work for you!

Can I use store-bought liners?

Please call our office if you have problems with your liners. If you try to reline your dentures yourself, it can cause serious damage to your dentures — and result in mouth injuries. We can recognize and resolve any issues with your denture liners.

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Advana Dental & Dentures
2330 S Soncy Rd, Suite 300
Amarillo, TX 79124

(806) 355-6700
(806) 355-6707

All Work Done By Licensed General Dentist

Dr. Shakil Syed DDS & Associates Dr. Komal Sharma DMD, Dr. Shalomi Momin DDS

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed