Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Dentures – Answers to 4 Common Questions

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If you’ve lost your teeth, affordable quality dentures can restore your smile and your self-confidence. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Made from plastic or acrylic, the best dentures look like natural teeth and gums. Complete permanent dentures are made to replace all of your teeth while partial dentures close gaps created by single missing teeth and prevent tooth shifting. Immediate dentures are placed on the same day as tooth extractions. Conventional dentures are placed after gum tissues have healed. 


  1. How Will I Know If I Need Dentures? People of all ages can suffer partial or extensive tooth loss, so dentures aren’t just for older people. Replacing missing teeth is important for maintaining bone structure and preserving remaining teeth as well as speaking and chewing properly. The emotional and social impact of tooth loss can be devastating, but your dentist in Abington can help you deal with anxiety, and determine the best dentures to restore your smile.
  1. How Long is the Process for Getting Dentures? It generally takes five appointments (about a month) to complete the process. After an initial evaluation, a wax bite and impression are created to match the dimensions in your mouth. The final denture is placed after it is tested and adjusted for shape, fit, and color. It may take several weeks to get accustomed to wearing dentures. Your dentist can give you tips to help ease the transition.
  1. What Do I Need to Do to Take Care of My Dentures?
    • Remove your dentures and brush them every day.
    • When you’re not wearing them, soak your dentures in water or denture cleanser.
    • Never use hot or boiling water to sterilize your dentures.
    • To improve stability, use denture adhesives as directed.
    • Be sure to remove your dentures at night.
  1. Are There Alternatives to Getting Dentures? Affordable quality dentures are an option for virtually anyone, but if you prefer an alternative, ask your dentist about implants; these are titanium devices that hold a single artificial tooth in place, or serve as anchors for permanent implant dentures or bridges.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Professional, courtious service
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