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Quick Turnaround Dentures in Bend, Oregon

Changing Smiles in Bend, Oregon’s main focus is to change your life by transforming your smile into one that you’re proud to show off! To start, you’ll schedule a free consultation with our team. This way, we can help determine what kind of dentures would best suit you and your smile. Changing Smiles offers a variety of options to help replace missing teeth and side effects that cause tooth loss. One of the most popular services that we are especially proud of, is our Quick Turnaround Dentures.

Process of Quick Turnaround Dentures

One thing we don’t want for our patients is to spend any more time than necessary feeling self-conscious about their smiles, so we’ve created a way to get you the confidence you deserve, immediately. Before we extract your natural teeth, we will take an impression of your mouth. So that we can start working on a complete or partial denture that will be ready for wear on the day of your tooth extraction appointment. A huge bonus we do all work in-house. Leading to less time in fabrication. As soon as all of your unhealthy teeth are removed, we can fit your dentures on the same day.

Quicker Than Traditional Dentures

With typical dentures, the process can vary from 6 weeks to several months to get your dentures. Many times, the denture-making process doesn’t begin until your mouth has fully healed from tooth extractions if they were necessary. It also often requires more appointments to make sure your gums are healing properly over a couple of months span. With our Quick Turnaround Dentures, you won’t have to go any time waiting for your new smile while your mouth fully heals. We understand that losing even a single tooth can be an upsetting experience and a huge hit to your self-esteem. After a few months, your gums and tissue should fully heal. During this process, your gums will change shape, so depending on your individual needs, we will create a new denture or a denture relines in-house so your dentures fit properly with less time in fabrication.

Quick Turnaround Dentures and Denture Relines

Even once your mouth has fully healed, the shape of your bone structure in your mouth and gums will continue to change naturally over time. In time, you may find that your dentures don’t fit the same way as they did when you first received them. With a denture reline, we can adapt the way your dentures fit so that they continue to offer you the best fit, feel, and functionality. A hard denture reline will improve your fit and stability, and you can get same-day service! If your newly ill-fitting dentures cause you tender gums and sore spots, a soft denture reline can make your dentures more comfortable to wear. If you get a soft reline, it will have to be replaced every one to two years due to the soft material.

Benefits of Quick Turnaround Dentures

If you’re still wondering why Quick Turnaround dentures are revolutionary in comparison to traditional dentures, it’s because our system makes it possible to create the most accurate set of dentures for you. The process is quicker, so fewer office visits and the production time for your dentures to be completed is also shorter. It’s possible to have your new smile in as little as two office visits. One of the best benefits of the system we use for our Quick Turnaround dentures is how your custom smile is saved for you. No new impressions are necessary if your dentures break or get lost, repeatability is easy.

Cosmetic Consultation - Our Faster Denture Process

Call us today at Changing Smiles for your free consultation! You shouldn’t have to live with one or several missing teeth and have it affect the way you carry yourself and how you interact with others in your day-to-day life. Why should you? When you can enjoy new confidence to make the most of every day.

Quick Turnaround Dentures

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The process of securing your dentures quickly after your appointment with your denturist can sometimes feel daunting. Especially if you want to receive your dentures as soon as possible. Because you want to start putting them to use.  Most dental practices have to outsource where they get a patient’s dentures manufactured before they can get them back to their patient.  Quick turnaround dentures are what sets us apart from other practices. We make sure our patients’ needs are met.  

At Changing Smiles, our office prides itself on being able to not only make sure a patient’s dental health is at the best standard. Although, we want to make sure our patients can receive their dentures as quickly as possible if they need them repaired.

We know that once our patients walk out of our office. Then they go out into the world, they put their dentures to good use.  If a patient comes in with their dentures needing attention. We want to make sure they can start using them again the same day.  Whether it’s a fractured tooth, missing teeth, or an overall denture repair. Our goal is to have your dentures repaired on the same day that you bring them in. If possible, have them repaired in the same hour that you’ve brought in your damaged dentures.  And because we are the ones doing the repairs and not outsourcing your repairs. We can make sure you have the best turnaround time to start wearing your dentures again.  

We also offer Immediate Dentures for those who don’t want to wait for their dentures after having a tooth or several teeth extracted.  Our denturists will work with your dentist to make sure that as soon as your unhealthy teeth have been extracted, you can have an immediate denture or partial denture inserted so that you can start feeling confident with your teeth and your smile.  

Securing dentures with a quick turnaround time is something that Changing Smiles strives for. Changing smiles wants to provide for all of our patients at every stage in their denture journey.  By scheduling a free consultation with Changing Smiles, our team can determine what dentures may be best for you or what kind of repairs any damaged dentures may need.  It is never advised to try and repair any dentures yourself, so consulting a denturist at Changing Smiles is the best solution.  Our team at Changing Smiles is eager to provide the best in-house repairs with the best turnaround time so you can start wearing your dentures immediately.  

Contact us today to schedule your Free Consultation with Changing Smiles

Valentine's Day with Immediate Dentures

Dentures vs. Implants: Which Is the Better Option For You?

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If you’re having to deal with one missing tooth or even several missing teeth, the question you may be asking yourself is: are implants or dentures the best solution for me?

Our Oral Health is extremely important, so if someone is missing several teeth or even missing one tooth; it can severely impact your overall health and well-being.   At Changing Smiles, the question of the benefits of dentures vs. implants ultimately comes down to you: The patient.

Dentures come in an array of varying types depending on what the patient needs.  Whether they are cosmetic dentures to provide a patient with a more youthful smile, or partial dentures to provide not just confidence but saving the patient’s remaining teeth.  The advantage of dentures in their various forms would also be to improve quality of life as far as speech and the way one chews food.  Without dentures or partial dentures, one may suffer in their simple daily activities.  Consulting with one of our dental experts could better determine which denture solution would benefit a patient the most.

Implants, or Implant Retained Dentures, will hold a new implant tooth in place to act as a natural tooth would.  The implant would serve as a natural part of your jaw bone and when biting into food, speaking, or smiling; one could go about their daily activities without pain and maintain confidence in their everyday life.  Implant Specialists at Changing Smiles would help a patient decide what type of implant would best suit them and their lifestyle.

Ultimately, a patient’s needs are what come first when deciding whether dentures or implants are more suitable. Every patient’s oral health is different and through an appointment to consult with one of our dental or implant specialists at Changing Smiles, we can determine what the patient’s main concerns are.  Whether they are medical or cosmetic, we can determine whether dentures or implants are the best choices for any smile.

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Partial Dentures: Not Just a Cosmetic Improvement!

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There’s no question that dealing with missing teeth can impact your quality of life. But what if you’re just missing one…or a few?

Patients smiling with partial dentures.

When it comes down to it, missing even just a single tooth can negatively impact your remaining teeth and oral health. When a tooth is missing, your healthy adjacent teeth can tilt, rotate and shift, affecting how your upper and lower teeth meet. This can cause problems with the surrounding muscles and jaw joints, affecting chewing, speaking…and your self-confidence!

At Changing Smiles, we understand that even missing one or a few teeth can make a big impact on your life. That’s why we offer a great solution: Partial Dentures! The advanced technology and state-of-the-art materials that go into partial dentures give you a natural-looking, more beautiful smile that you’ll be excited to show off.

Aside from the cosmetic benefits, partial dentures also help preserve your everyday comfort, self-esteem, and social confidence. They help you to eat as you normally would so that you can enjoy the process of eating the healthy foods you like. They also aid you in speaking normally and confidently, helping you enjoy social interactions and gatherings instead of fearing them.

Whatever the reason you have missing teeth, it’s important to keep your remaining teeth healthy. Partial dentures – along with good maintenance of your teeth and dentures – can help with that. Partial dentures will help to preserve the placement of your healthy teeth and keep them from shifting, becoming loose, or suffering needless wear and tear.

It’s time to fully enjoy your smile! Call Changing Smiles today, or request your appointment with us online, to schedule a convenient visit to our office. Our caring, experienced team is ready to help you feel great about your smile!

A Brand New Valentine’s Day Smile with Immediate Dentures

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether or not you have plans to celebrate it, it’s a reminder to all of us how important it is to feel good about ourselves. It’s been shown that confidence in our appearance gives a major boost to our self-esteem, which positively effects the rest of our lives and social interactions. At Changing Smiles we understand that living with a missing tooth – or several – can have a noticeably big impact on self-esteem, making you feel self-conscious about social interactions.

Our dentures are definitely an amazing long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth – but what if you have a social event planned before your dentures are ready?

Changing Smiles has the same-day solution! Our Immediate Dentures give you a complete or partial denture that is ready to wear on the same day as your treatment. They can quickly transform both the way you feel about yourself and the way you interact with others.

With our Immediate Dentures, you can complete your dentures treatment without needing to put off your social life for weeks! Call us today to get started and regain that confident smile to make the most of every day.

Why You May Need a Denture Reline

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When you get fitted for dentures and they are comfortable and well-fitting, it’s easy to assume they’ll stay that way forever. At first it may seem like your dentures will always fit just like they did on day one, especially if you’re always properly maintaining your oral health. But, like the rest of your body, the characteristics of your mouth can become different over time, as the shape of your gums and the bone structure in your mouth will naturally change.

Because of this shifting, the fit of your dentures also changes over time, making them less comfortable and reducing your quality of life. Ill-fitting dentures can cause irritation, tenderness in your gums, and even sores in your mouth. Living with dentures that no longer fit well can affect your ability to chew properly, and speaking can become a challenge, leading to slurring, lisping and other speech difficulties.

The good news is, you may not need a full new set of dentures to smile, eat and speak properly again! At Changing Smiles, we offer various options for Denture Relines, a service that can rejuvenate your dentures to make them work and feel as good as they used to. Whether you need a “soft” or “hard” reline, we update the fit of your dentures, adapting them to fit the current shape of your mouth. We even offer temporary or therapeutic relines when needed to make the entire process more comfortable.

Call Changing Smiles today and discover how much better your dentures can feel!

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