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Support Running2Rescue on May 6th

It’s not an easy topic to discuss, but human trafficking is a major problem affecting the world today. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby. Texas is among the most susceptible states in the US, with approximately 300,000 victims.

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How You Can Help

In an effort to help stop this terrible violation of human rights, Abbeville Dentistry would like to ask your support for OneVoiceHome – an organization that provides housing, support and care for victims of human trafficking. Our teams have committed to raising $20,000 for OneVoiceHome and to participate in their fundraising event, Running2Rescue. Last year’s event hosted 1,500 runners and raised over $121,000!

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Free on May 6th? Register for Running2Rescue at running2rescue.com

Help Hotline

If you believe you’re a victim of sex trafficking or know someone who is and need immediate help please dial 1-888-373-7888 and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center will connect you with local assistance. Or victims and survivors may send amessage to BeFree (233733) to get help or to connect with local services.

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Members Only: 25% Off Dentures

What if you could save 25% on full or partial dentures and all you had to do was come in for a dental checkup? At Abbeville Dentistry, you can! Sign up for our Comprehensive Dental Plan and you won’t just be saving money on dentures – you’ll also receive free or discounted dental care for an entire year.

One Membership Pays for Itself

The Comprehensive Dental Plan is exclusively for patients without dental insurance. There is no waiting period, no yearly maximums, no deductibles and no pre-existing condition limitations. New patients will start saving on dental care as soon as you sign up! At just the cost of an initial visit—consisting of an exam & X-rays, teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment—you’ll have access to lots of exclusive member benefits like:

  • 25% Off Dentures and Partials
  • 25% Off Fillings
  • 50% Off Sealants
  • 2 Free Teeth Cleanings & Exams Each Year

Save Thousands for the Cost of a Single Checkup

No typos here. For just $247.00, the Comprehensive Dental Plan is already less expensive than the cost of an average dental checkup, which includes a doctor exam & X-rays, teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment. And when you consider the average cost of full dentures is around $3000, the savings are unbelievable! If you are a patient without dental insurance who plans on getting new dentures soon, the Comprehensive Dental Plan sounds like the plan for you.

Schedule a denture consultation at any Abbeville Dentistry location today!

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Free Oral Cancer Screening

April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, and Abbeville Dentistry is offering free oral cancer screenings throughout the month! The goal of offering free screenings is both to promote awareness and education of oral cancer, and to help with early detection.

To schedule your free oral cancer screening, call any Abbeville Dentistry location today!

 

About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is commonly associated with alcohol consumption and tobacco products. However, recent studies have found other causes for oral cancer as well such as HPV. An oral cancer screening uses technology to check or abnormal cells or lesion in the oral cavity. Any abnormality detected will indicate the need for more advanced screenings and tests.

Oral cancer is typically thought to be caused by smoking and tobacco use, but there are many other causes that are often ignored. There is a growing number of young adults that have been diagnosed with oral cancer, due to human papilloma virus (HPV). According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 45,750 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.

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Are Dentures Right For Me?

When you picture dentures, do you picture older adults? Most people are not aware that dentures are for anyone who is missing one or more teeth! Abbeville Dentistry offers a variety of dentures and partial denture solutions. We’ll provide a recommended treatment plan based on your needs, and your budget. If a specialty service is needed, we can also refer you to one of our two Denture Care Center locations.

Continue reading for our conversation with Phil Mortenson, our expert dentures tech. With 20 years of experience, Phil is our Director of the Denture Care Centers in Kentucky. He can answer all your questions about dentures, even before your consultation, and make you feel like part of a team when making denture decisions.

 

Who is a candidate for dentures?

Any person missing one or more teeth is a candidate for at least partial dentures.

What different types of dentures are there?

There are many types of dentures and partials out there. Some are flexible, some made of acrylic, and some made with metal.

What is the price range for dentures?

The price ranges from around $650-$1800, depending on what materials the dentures are made out of and how many teeth you are replacing.

How have dentures changed in the last 20 years? How has technology improved the fit and feel of dentures?

In the last 20 years there have been many advancements in dentures materials. We get a much better fit with the type of dental impressions we take. We also use softer and more flexible partials that make them a more comfortable fit. We use advancements in minimum black technology to tightly secure the dentures.

Is there anything new and interesting related to dentures?

We now have denture cloning. This is where we can copy your existing dentures and store it, in case something happens to your dentures. Also, there is a new soft liner that remains soft and doesn’t pull away from the dentures, ensuring the dentures remain in the mouth with a comfortable fit. And now there are many implants that can be placed in only a day – you leave with your dentures secured in your mouth in no time.

How do you eat with dentures?

Everyone is a little different and you definitely have to learn to eat with your dentures. It is a great feeling when you no longer are missing teeth – food won’t get trapped or packed into those once missing places.

Can I sleep in my dentures?

It is a personal preference if you want to sleep in your dentures, but it is always good to let your gums take a break.

Will people be able to tell I am wearing dentures?

People will not notice you have dentures. You can have a beautiful smile that looks very natural.

How often do the dentures need to be replaced or realigned?

Your dentures or partial should be replaced every five years due to the bacteria in the mouth that can get in the denture. Dentures that are 5 years old or older can show wear on the teeth and make it difficult to chew. Realigning is only needed when the dentures feel loose and want to fall out. This is mainly caused by bone resorption.

What is the process for getting dentures?

First you’ll need a consultation with your dentist to see whether you need full dentures or a partial. Secondly we take impressions and send them to a lab. We start by making what is called a bite block to reestablish your bite and to show the lab how your mouth comes together. Then, we take measurements to help pick the right size and shade of the teeth. We send those measurements to the lab where they will wax up dentures for you to try on. After we do the try-on and make sure everything is how we would like, such as the bite and teeth color, we return it to the lab for processing. Finally, we deliver the dentures. After that, it is up to the patient to come back for minor adjustments and to get a custom fit to their mouth. This entire process normally takes between 3 and 4 weeks.

Does it hurt to get dentures?

It can be painful getting dentures if you have had extractions or your gums are tender and sore. However, if the patient is experiencing discomfort they need to return for adjustments to make the denture fit comfortably again.

I have heard that dentures can cause bone loss. Should I be concerned?

Every case is unique. Women who have osteoporosis will experience bone loss, which can affect the dentures. Everyone can experience bone loss. And when this happens, the denture becomes loose. We will realign the dentures to make them fit again.

I know someone with dentures. Their teeth click when they talk. Will this happen to me?

The cause of clicking dentures is that they are ill-fitting and need to be realigned or refitted to the gums. This is a simple procedure that can be done at the office.

Ready to put your best smile forward? Schedule a consultation today at one of the following locations:

Central Lubbock

3801 50th Street, Suite 13A
Lubbock, TX, 79413

(432) 614-2906

Odessa

2631 Faudree Road, Suite B
Odessa, TX 79765

(432) 614-2906

Amarillo

3630 SW 45th Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79109

(432) 614-2906

Big Spring

307 West 16th Street
Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 614-2906

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