Blog Archive

DOES MY INSURANCE COVER DENTURES? May 16th, 2019

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 insurance, it may include coverage for dentures. This...

BERLANGA DENTURES TAKES PROVIDER ONE INSURANCE IN WASHINGTON May 14th, 2019

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 our assistance. We are here to...

ALL ABOUT ADHESIVE Apr 14th, 2019

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 not to use too much adhesive.How do...

FEARLESS DENTURES Apr 14th, 2019

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 finish, prepare you for what...

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

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 both sides of your mouth to chew,...

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

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 blood flow....

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

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 help you find a solution...

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

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. Similarly, if you had some natural teeth...

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DENTURES Apr 14th, 2019

Here are some of the most common misconceptions about having dentures. They Make You Look OlderAfter 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 older. But dentures don’t have to make...

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

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 fit.If you're a...

BERLANGA DENTURES SAYS THANK YOU! Jan 26th, 2019

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 services and want to feel confident...

ARE DENTURES RIGHT FOR YOU? Jan 26th, 2019

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 dentures are a good option for you. We...

HAVE YOU NOTICED YOUR DENTURES ARE CHANGING, OR NOT FITTING CORRECTLY? Jan 26th, 2019

If you’ve noticed your dentures have changed or are not fitting as well, there could be several reasons why. Many things can contribute to a change in how your dentures fit, such as weight loss, weight gain, an illness, a new medication, or a significant change in your daily habits...

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

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 technician, and post-technician training in sciences, clinical skills and interpersonal skills, the Denturist can design, create, construct,...

DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO DENTURES? Dec 22nd, 2018

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% of the expense when...

WHY JOEY BERLANGA PREFERS LUCITONE 199? Dec 10th, 2018

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 stability, strength, durability and...

CAN I GET MY DENTURES DONE IN A DAY? Dec 9th, 2018

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 cases, the health of your...

THE RIGHT WAY TO CLEAN YOUR DENTURES Dec 8th, 2018

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 dentures carefully....

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR DENTURES BREAK? Dec 2nd, 2018

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 wearing full dentures by the year 2020. If you’ve...

PRISCILLA BERLANGA WORKS ALONGSIDE HER DAD AS SHE BEGINS HER TRAINING TO BECOME A DENTURIST Nov 30th, 2018

Priscilla Berlanga, who just turned 25, grew up in a family of denturists.  Her grandparents, her father, her uncle, her mother, even her cousin has played a part in the Berlanga denturist legacy, so it makes sense that one of the Berlanga children would join the practice, but Priscilla never...

A SMILE THAT’S PERFECT FOR YOU: BERLANGA DENTURES FEATURES THE NEXT GENERATION OF DENTURE TEETH Nov 14th, 2018

Not all dentures are created equally. Berlanga Dentures offers the most life-like options available, with their Phonares II teeth, fabricated in Italy. Precision crafted with Nano Hybrid Composite, Phonares II represents the next generation of dentures. Offering a unique blend of unrivaled beauty and unparalleled performance, Phonares II are created...

BERLANGA DENTURES SPONSORS QUARTER MIDGET RACER LANDON SPROLES Nov 13th, 2018

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 races in parking lots like the B&I...

THE BERLANGA FAMILY Oct 19th, 2018

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 denture business at 17-years-old with Harold Moss, who was the mayor at...