Frequently Asked Questions


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Payments & Insurance

At Restore Dentures and Implants, we believe in accessible care for all. We provide top-tier dental care and accessibility for patients of all ages.

We accept the following insurance providers:

  • Delta Dental
  • HealthChoice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • SoonerCare

Other Forms of Payment

If you don’t have insurance, that’s not an obstacle to receiving dental care from our offices. We also accept cash, most credit cards, CareCredit®, LendingClub, and Compassionate Finance.

If you’re not familiar with the advantages of CareCredit®, LendingClub, and Compassionate Finance, they are financial partners for dental expenses. We are happy to help you find the right form of payment and financing.

General Questions

Can I bring an existing X-ray?

Depending on the X-ray and length of time since you had one, we are happy to use existing X-rays when appropriate. Please talk to our dental team ahead of your appointment to see if this option is available for your needs.

Can I receive dental services and products in a day?

Our goal is to provide same-day services whenever possible. At the discretion of your dentist and the services you need, we will strive to provide dental and denture services as timely as possible and for the well-being and enjoyment of each patient.

Are the denture services at Restore more affordable than most?

Our services are often more affordable because of our onsite dental lab, which cuts out time and other 3rd party go-betweens services. We can offer affordable services with experience and expertise all under one roof.

Do you provide tooth extractions and other dental services?

Yes! Restore performs extractions and many other dental services — many on a same-day basis. Let our experienced dental team discuss the options and availability of our dentistry services with you.

Where is Restore located, and how do I make an appointment?

You’ll find us at 1531 W 81st Street, Tulsa OK 74132. Our hours are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. To make an appointment, click Schedule a FREE Consult anywhere on this website, or call us at (918) 471-1004.


When are replacement dentures usually needed?

Without natural teeth, your jawbone is likely to shrink over time. Though each person and their mouth are unique, dentures typically need to be replaced every five to seven years. It is important to get your annual checkup and always assess and evaluate with your dentist the suggestions for denture care, hygiene and replacement or repairs.

How do I care for my new dentures?

Daily cleaning and diligent care of a new denture are a key step in maintaining good dental health. Clean your dentures daily with a soft brush and cleaning agent such as soap and water or using products made specifically to clean dentures. Make sure you brush both the inside and outside of your denture as this helps eliminate any harmful bacteria or buildup. Soak your dentures in water or a denture cleaning agent when you take them out at night. Be sure to hold your dentures over a sink filled with water or cushioned with a soft cloth or towel when cleaning them as this will prevent breakage if you accidentally drop them.

In getting used to a new denture, what should I expect?

It’s common for new dentures to take some getting used to. New dentures can feel uncomfortable at first, and new denture wearers can expect a time of them feeling strange or bulky. Often there is a feeling of fullness with the cheeks and lips, as well as other symptoms such as slurred speech, excessive salivation, funny or diminished taste, and even gagging. In time, these sensations subside, and you will feel more comfortable.

It is important to heed the suggestions from your dental team for a more comfortable first-time experience. Patience and time are required on your part. For example, learning to chew with new dentures means starting with soft foods and gradually introducing more difficult substances. Chewing on both sides of your mouth at the same time will help stabilize your new teeth. Be sure to avoid biting into foods with your front teeth as it may dislodge your dentures. Lower dentures are more difficult to get used to as they can ‘float’ on your lower gums and not have the suction an upper denture provides. Tips such as trying to rest your tongue against the inside, front edge of the lower dentures can help hold it in place.

With time and patience, you will learn good tongue and lip control. Until then, adhesives can be used. Wearing your dentures all the time (even at night) will help you adapt to them more quickly. After you're used to them, it is advisable to take them out at night.

It is common to feel sore spots on your gums as you adjust to your new dentures. If you develop sore spots or other symptoms, please contact your dental team at Restore and let us know about your difficulty so we can assess and provide any adjustments needed to your new dentures.

Does Restore offer relines, adjustments and repairs?

Yes! During the initial process of receiving your new dentures, adjustments are available. These adjustments help alleviate any soreness due to ‘high spots’ where the denture is resting upon the gum and tissue. Additionally, a reline can provide new impressions and needed solutions to any loose-fitting denture. Repairs are made in our onsite lab.

As a first-time denture wearer, what should I expect?

Simple X-rays are usually taken first, especially if you’re suffering from tooth pain or mouth discomfort. After reviewing those X-rays, your Restore dentist will consult with you about a recommended course of treatment. Tooth extractions may be required before the placement of new dentures. If this is needed, temporary dentures called ‘immediate dentures’ are made available for the sake of appearance and functionality. Your immediate dentures also help with comfort, confidence, and the healing process of your gums- which takes time. Remember, after extractions, the healing process can often take months.

During healing, it is common for the tissue of the gum area to change and even shrink, resulting in space between the gum tissue and the denture. The immediate denture fit may change and a reline, adjustment o new denture is needed throughout this healing process.

The Restore team can explain the details to a new denture wearer and offer the best solutions for your needs.

Dental Implants

Do dental implants cost more?

Implants cost more than dentures alone, but they represent an investment in the long-term health of your jawbone and facial structure, as well as the long-term comfort and confidence in your eating, smiling, interacting and quality of life.

How do implants prevent bone loss?

Bone loss begins the moment you lose a natural tooth; and after one year, your jawbone can recede almost one quarter of an inch. Without the support of your teeth and facial bone structure, your face begins to look prematurely aged. Tooth replacement with dental implants helps prevent bone loss and allows you to maintain a more youthful and healthier appearance.

How do implants help denture wearers?

Dentures can become loose and ‘float’ on your gums. Denture wearers often experience challenges while eating, talking and interacting with others. Many find their dentures to be less secure and predictable than their natural teeth.

Denture implants help with all the above — from eating and speaking more confidently and looking and feeling more natural. Implants replace tooth roots in the jawbone, and the bone then stays healthier and fuller, and the facial structure stays more intact over time, stopping the process of premature aging.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. They act much like the roots of your natural teeth and can secure and stabilize a single crown, a bridge or a full arch denture, as well as higher-end restoration.

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