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
I couldn’t ask for a better experience.
John P.
Everyone is so sweet especially Kathy, she made the whole experience at the office so pleasant. Definitely recommend this dentist to anyone especially if you are a little nervous about dentists like […]
Heather D.
Okay so I grew up being a afraid of the dentist my whole life. We had really crappy health coverage so we switched dentist offices a TON but this Gentle Dental is not like any other place I’ve […]
Elizabeth W.
Very gentle and thoroughly explained all the things going on with my teeth. Itemized all costs and explained why I needed certain services. Created a game plan with me instead of dictated a plan. […]
Angel H.
Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on […]
Brad B.
Very close to my home (so I’m referring my daughter there), plus my teeth feel very clean after a cleaning & they gave good advice on using a water pick since I hate using floss.
Shari H.
efficiency and cleanliness
Dennise N.
Dr. Duan fixed a tooth that I thought was going to cost me a lot of money, I never even thought of the way that she fixed it as I’m not a dentist… Anyways I came out of there with spending under […]
Heidi B.
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 the staff
Sage J.
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.
Because I always feel like I’ve been treated kindly and compassionately after every visit.
Jennifer L.
Awesome staff and dentist!
Christine V.
This dentist office is the best !! Cheryl is the reason I keep coming back and I will not move out of State because of her !! Being a military wife we move around a lot and I will always come to this […]
Debi S.
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.
Recently went to this dentist for a exam and was very impressed with my overall experience. I was greeted with a very passionate and caring lady Donna. She was very pleasant and the hygentist was so […]
Dawn G.
Wow Dr. Duan…Totally hooked me up on care and price. Fixed a tooth I thought was going to involve way more work and money! Thank you Gentle Dental!!
Heidi B.
The customer service was great, from the moment I arrived all the way to the end. The dentist made my daughter feel very comfortable. The service was excellent and I truly loved it the experience was […]
Gabrielle G.
The Professionalism and the attentiveness of the team.
Stephanie H.
Omg I love this dental office. The staff are always nice and professional and dr. Ascano is the best ever!!!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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