Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Your New Life with New Affordable Quality Dentures

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Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so your teeth have a huge impact on your self-esteem. If you’ve just gotten the news that you need partial or full dentures to replace missing teeth, you may feel anxious and unsure about what to expect. Although you may not be aware of it, many of your friends are probably facing the same challenge. Affordable quality dentures look so much like natural teeth that many people make the transition without anyone noticing. To help make the process of adjusting to dentures easier, here are a few tips for dealing with the most common issues new denture wearers face.

Typical Problems New Denture Wearers Face

  • At first, you may find it difficult to pronounce certain words. With practice, it will get easier. Read out loud when you are alone, repeating problem words until you feel more comfortable with them. If you experience denture clicking while talking, speaking more slowly will help.
  • For the first few weeks, your affordable quality dentures may feel awkward or even loose in your mouth. The muscles in your tongue and cheek must learn to keep the appliance in place, a process that will occur naturally over time. During the adjustment period, using a small amount of denture adhesive can help to stabilize your dentures, and head off embarrassing accidents.
  • Your partial or full dentures may shift or slip when you cough, laugh, or smile. You can reposition them discreetly by biting down gently and swallowing. If slipping occurs often or causes undue anxiety, use a small amount of denture adhesive to stabilize your dentures.

Don’t Be Shy to Ask Questions about Your Full or Partial Dentures

Your dentist or prosthodontist can help you with virtually any problem related to your dentures. If you experience continued discomfort or problems with eating, speaking, or denture maintenance, you shouldn’t hesitate to ask for advice. Your full or partial dentures are intended to improve your quality of life, and your dental team will be happy to make sure that they do.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in St. Clair Shores. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores.

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Patient Reviews
Awesome care from the whole team!
Cari W.
Everyone was so professional and pleasant. The staff knows you by your name.
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Good service, fast service friendly office
Ebony O.
I was so afraid to have my teeth pulled much less three teeth but the whole time she did it she was saying words like beautiful great it helps so much she did a fantastic job and I’m glad it’s […]
Bridget A.
Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the […]
Allissa B.
Dr Ascano and his dental assistant Donna are phenomenal. I spent many hours over a couple years getting a complete dental makeover with root canals, fillings replaced and a partial made. I no longer […]
Wendy A.
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel […]
Sandra M.
The people who work here are kind and enjoyable. Give them your business. You will have a great experience.
Ryan T.
5 stars all the way. Office was clean. Staff was amazing, very kind and helpful. Answered all my questions. I would recommended this place to anyone. Very impressed with the office and staff
Natasha B.
Very happy with the experience and staff!
Charlotte S.
Great atmosphere, the staff and dentists were extremely nice and helpful….They are really funny too ….I have my reservation about going to the dentist, but not anymore!!! They are the epitome of […]
MRS E.
They treat me great
Sean P.
Best dentist I’ve been to. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Dr. Duan is definitely the person to go to for exemplary dental work, and I highly recommend her. Worth the 30min commute.
Kaori M.
Dr. Ascano is very caring and personable. He really makes a point to get to know his patients. The staff at Gentle Dental are VERY helpful too!
Satyra J.
Honestly, the best experience that I have ever had at a dentist.
Jon W.
Omg I love this dental office. The staff are always nice and professional and dr. Ascano is the best ever!!!
Jalisa H.
Dr. Ray Ascano is the best dentist I have ever had and a really nice guy. He has done A LOT of work on my teeth and it has been about as painless as you can get. Highly recommend you choose this […]
Mike J.
Everyone was friendly and nice!
Sean E.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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