FAQ

What is a denturist?

A denturist is a licensed oral health professional who takes impressions, constructs full or partial dentures, and preforms denture relines and repairs.

Do I need to go to a dentist to get dentures?

No! Most dentists no longer make their own dentures and instead send the work out to a dental laboratory. We make our dentures in our own lab, which saves you money!

Where are my dentures made?

Smile Bright Dentures always makes your dentures on-site in our own dental lab.

When is payment required?

For denture services completed on the same day (relines, repairs, etc.), payment in full is required. For services that require multiple visits, a 50% down payment is required at the first visit, with the balance due upon completion. View our entire payment policy here.

Can a friend or family member pay for my services?

Absolutely! Have them call our Everett location at 425-355-4409, and we can collect payment over the phone.

How long has Smile Bright Dentures been in business?

We first opened our doors in 2004, and we have been satisfying customers ever since.

Will my new dentures look natural?

Yes! We take the natural aesthetics of your facial and oral features to create a natural and long lasting smile.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

We accept most major dental insurance plans, but please call 425-355-4409 to confirm all insurance information. Delta Dental of Washington, Cigna, and Provider One are some of the most popular!

What type of denture services do you offer?

Click here to learn more about what services we offer!

Do you provide dental services?

We are unable to offer dental services at this time, but if you need a recommendation for your cleanings or extractions, we are more than happy to refer you to a trusted dentist!

What if my gums are sore from wearing dentures?

It’s not unusual for new dentures to cause some discomfort. In many cases, an adjustment is all that is needed. Loose dentures may need a reline if they are causing pain.

How many appointments are required to get dentures?

From initial consultation to delivery, we typically ask our patients to schedule 4 appointments. Most appointments average 30 minutes or less.

Can I see my dentures before they’re finished?

Yes! We encourage our patients to give us feedback regarding the look of their dentures before they are completed. In most cases, you’ll be able to try in the incomplete denture. We also recommend bringing along a family member or a friend, so they can provide additional input.

Do you offer denture cleaning services?

We do! If your dentures are dull, dirty, or tarnished, bring them to Smile Bright Dentures and we’ll have them looking like new!

Do you repair dentures?

Absolutely! In most cases, we can have your dentures repaired while you wait. Appointments are recommended, but not necessary.

Do you offer denture reline services?

Not only do we reline dentures, but we offer same day relines! Call 425-355-4409 to schedule your reline.

How long will my dentures last?

If you properly maintain your dentures, they will give you years of use. We recommend having your dentures checked at one of our clinics once every few years, to ensure your dentures look and feel their best.

How do full dentures stay in place?

Dentures are usually held in place by suction, muscle control, and bone density below the gums.

Can I eat anything with dentures?

Almost! We recommend cutting apples or corn on the cob into smaller pieces, and chewing them with your back teeth. Hard candies, ice, nuts, and some pizza crust may damage or break a denture.

How do I keep my dentures clean?

For acrylic based dentures, we recommend using a store bought denture cleaner. Use a soft denture brush to remove any food residue. Bleach or alcohol-based mouth wash could damage your dentures.

Can I wear my dentures 24 hours a day?

We recommend removing and cleaning your dentures nightly. This gives your gums a chance to rest.

Will dentures affect my speech?

In most cases, our patients speak perfectly well on their first day of wearing new dentures. However it may take several days for your tongue to get used to the change.

Are you wheelchair accessible?

Both of our locations are fully accessible. You’ll be able to enter all patient areas of our clinics!