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FAQ

1.  How long does the process to get a new set of dentures?
It normally takes 2-3 weeks to receive new Upper and/or lower dentures. If timing is an issue for you or if you are traveling from outside of the local area, we are usually able to accommodate, and provide you with your dentures in a shorter time frame with sufficient notice.

2.  Will Dentures affect my speech?
Wearing dentures for the first time will most likely affect your speech for the first couple of weeks. If you are receiving a replacement set of dentures your speech could be affected for only a few days. In both instances your speech will be corrected in time.

3.  How much do dentures cost?
Dentures can vary in price dependent upon a patient’s specific treatment plan. Seniors over the age of 65 can be fully covered for standard dentures by the Alberta Government dependent upon their income. The best way to get an estimate for dentures is to make an appointment for a free consultation with the denture specialist.

4.  How often should I get a reline?
Your gums can be affected my many things in which you may not realize. Bone loss, weight gain, weight loss and any change in medication can alter your dentures fit. If you have gone through any of these changes above your dentures could need a reline. Patients that have had teeth extracted will need to have a reline done 8-12 months after their extractions due to the rapid bone loss and shrinking of the gums that will occur in that time.

5.  How often should I replace my dentures?
Replacement of dentures can vary from patient to patient. A normal average is in the vicinity of 5-7 years. There are many different qualities of teeth with longer wear factors. If you have problems chewing through your food, a sore jaw, ringing or buzzing in your ears, there is a good possibility your dentures need replacing. Come in for a free consultation to receive the proper information you need so you are informed about your treatment options.

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6.  Is The VELscope Safe?:
Yes, the VELscope system is completely safe. The handpiece does not emit any radiation. The only thing being shone into the oral cavity is blue light, generated by light emitting diodes.

7.  Does The VELscope Generate “False Positives” For Oral Cancer?
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False positives occur when a diagnostic test mistakenly signals the presence of disease. The VELscope system is NOT a diagnostic test, and does not, consequently, generate false positives. As an adjunctive visualization tool, the VELscope helps dental professionals discover a wide range of unhealthy tissue in the mouth, including oral
pre-cancer and cancer.

8.  How Long Does A VELscope Exam Take To Perform?:

In less than 3 minutes, with no rinses, dyes or discomfort, a VELscope examination helps healthcare professionals assure their patients that their oral mucosa has been assessed to an advanced level of preventative care.

The Rizzoli Denture & Implant Clinic Advantage:

  • All Denture work is custom
  • We Provide Free Consultations
  • Ample Parking For Patients
  • We Provide Quality Denture Work