The whistling and clicking noises are due to improper positioning of your dentures. In some cases a reline or other adjustment may be necessary or your dentures may simply be worn out and need to be replaced.

A reline is accomplished by taking a new impression of the inside of your mouth and having our on-site laboratory technician add new acrylic to the inside of your current denture. The ADA and Dr. Van Maren recommend a yearly reline to maintain the proper fit, function, and comfort of your denture.

The American Dental Association, (ADA) and Doctor Van Maren recommend that you replace your dentures every five to six years. This is due to continued shrinkage of the bone that supports your dentures as well as normal wear and tear of the denture teeth. Other variables include excessive weight gain or loss or significant changes in your medical history.

Sometimes aging plastic loses its natural appearance; its color fades and over time and it begins to look artificial. Our dentures are made with teeth that are designed to have the look and feel of attractive, natural teeth.

This is caused by continued bone shrinkage over the years and/or wear of the denture teeth. This causes your jawbones to become closer together. Thus, your chin gets closer to your nose and the wrinkles form around your mouth! Doctor Van Maren can correct this with a new set of dentures, building the height back, and positioning your jaws correctly. You will look like you did years ago!