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What are Permanent Dentures?

The term “permanent dentures” is deceptive and misleading. Typically, “permanent dentures” are retained by screws or dental cement onto dental implants and are known as “implant dentures.”

Sep 11th, 2019
Why Dentures Are the Answer

Dentures are very affordable. They can be priced to suit most people's budget and if made well, can last for many, many years.

Sep 11th, 2019
Living Well with Dentures

When you have dentures, oral care is still very important, and routine exams are recommended to maintain overall oral health.

Sep 11th, 2019
Dentures Are Not Just for Seniors

While it is true that most patients using dentures are seniors, in specific situations even a young adult may have to consider dentures.

Sep 11th, 2019
DOES MY INSURANCE COVER DENTURES?

Here at Berlanga Dentures we understand the importance of covering your medical expenses. Health benefits give you the piece of mind and assurance that if something goes wrong, you have the coverage to take care of your medical needs. If you have dental

May 16th, 2019
BERLANGA DENTURES TAKES PROVIDER ONE INSURANCE IN WASHINGTON

Yes! We Take Provider One Berlanga Dentures accepts Provider One and can help you if you qualify. There are very few denturists in Washington state who accept Provider One, so we are pleased to be able to offer this to our patients who qualify and need o

May 14th, 2019
ALL ABOUT ADHESIVE

How much denture adhesive do I need? For your upper denture, we recommend placing a toothbrush-length of adhesive in the middle, so as you place the denture it will spread out evenly. For the lower denture, apply 4 pea-size drops of adhesive. Be careful no

Apr 14th, 2019
FEARLESS DENTURES

The transition from having teeth to wearing dentures can be traumatic. Losing teeth is like losing a limb or other major body part: you experience a significant sense of loss. That’s why it is so important to have someone who will work with you start to f

Apr 14th, 2019
CAN I EAT NORMALLY WITH DENTURES?

Dentures replace natural teeth, but they do not feel the same. Although your mouth and tongue become accustomed to this new dental appliance, you will need to change how you handle your food. You may also consider cutting food into smaller pieces, using bo

Apr 14th, 2019
CAN I SLEEP IN MY DENTURES?

Yes, you can wear your dentures at night, but it is preferred that they be removed. Removing your dentures at night will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day. It allows the tissue to heal and encourages

Apr 14th, 2019
I NEED DENTURES, WHERE DO I START?

The best starting point to see if dentures are an option for you is to see a denturist. A denturist is a specialist with specific training focused on the restoration and replacement of teeth. A denturist will also be able to explain all your options and h

Apr 14th, 2019
HOW MUCH PAIN IS INVOLVED WITH GETTING DENTURES?

When you’re first fitted for new dentures, it’s normal to experience minor irritation, which should fade as your mouth becomes accustomed to them. The period of pain varies. If you’ve previously worn dentures and now have a new set it may take longer. Simi

Apr 14th, 2019
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DENTURES

Here are some of the most common misconceptions about having dentures. They Make You Look Older After the original teeth are removed, there will eventually be a loss of jawbone which can cause some sagging in the lower half of your face making you look o

Apr 14th, 2019
UNCOMFORTABLE DENTURES? MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR A RELINE!

My dentures don’t fit the same anymore! If your dentures no longer fit as well as they once did, you may need to have a procedure done to refit the base of the denture, called a “reline.” This procedure will enable your dentures to have a tighter, better

Apr 14th, 2019
BERLANGA DENTURES SAYS THANK YOU!

This holiday Berlanga Dentures wanted to find a way to say, “Thank You,” to all the dentists and oral surgeons who have referred patients to us throughout the year. We appreciate the business and referrals, because together we can help those who need our s

Jan 26th, 2019
ARE DENTURES RIGHT FOR YOU?

The best way to make the healthiest transition from natural teeth to dentures is to take good care of your mouth throughout your lifetime and see a dentist regularly. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms, schedule a consultation with us to see if

Jan 26th, 2019
WHY IS A DENTURIST ALWAYS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR DENTURE NEEDS?

Denturism is defined as the practice of “Denturists” examining oral health, planning treatment, making artificial dentures including other removable oral appliances, and fitting them to their patients. Equipped with solid technical training as a technici

Jan 26th, 2019
DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO DENTURES?

If you go to your dentist and they explain that you are going to need dentures, did you realize you have options besides going through your dentist for those dentures? We recommend you do some research. If you have dental insurance it could cover up to 50

Dec 22nd, 2018
WHY JOEY BERLANGA PREFERS LUCITONE 199?

Lucitone 199 is a type of acrylic resin used for the base of your dentures. The type of acrylic resin used for your dentures is important to consider, because you want your dentures to look and feel like your natural teeth. To do that things like, color st

Dec 10th, 2018
CAN I GET MY DENTURES DONE IN A DAY?

How long does the process of getting your dentures take? We hear these questions often. The truth is, getting your dentures is something that is unique to everyone. How long the process takes depends on the type of dentures you get, the fit, and in some c

Dec 9th, 2018
THE RIGHT WAY TO CLEAN YOUR DENTURES

Always try to remove and rinse your dentures after you eat. Fill the sink with water and run water over your dentures to remove any food debris. You can place a towel nearby or in the sink to avoid damaging your teeth if you drop them. Handle your denture

Dec 8th, 2018
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DENTURES BREAK?

First, don’t panic. Although a broken denture can be frustrating and a bit disconcerting, keep in mind that it is a common occurrence. You are certainly not alone, according to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, there will be around 37 ½ million people w

Dec 2nd, 2018
BERLANGA DENTURES SPONSORS QUARTER MIDGET RACER LANDON SPROLES

Quarter Midget Racing is a family sport that involves racing on oval tracks, about 1/20 of a mile, in specially prepared cars for children ages 5 to 16 years of age. Started in the late 60’s, the Little Wheels Quarter Midget Association, held its first rac

Nov 13th, 2018
THE BERLANGA FAMILY

The Berlanga family history is not only about this wonderful family and their dedication to the denturist community here in Western Washington, it’s also about being pioneers in their industry. Joey Berlanga Sr., Joey and John’s father, started the dentur

Oct 19th, 2018