(702) 699-9876

8605 S. Eastern Ave., Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89123

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Dr. Joel Stokes

Eastern Canyon Dental
8605 South Eastern Ave., Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 699-9876

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm

(closed for lunch 1 - 2)

Friday by Appointment Only

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Chamber Members

Eastern Canyon Dental is a proud member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Chamber of Commerce. A Las Vegas Dentist and Henderson Dentist dedicated to serving our communities.

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Natural Looking Dentures

Why Have Regular Comprehensive Denture Check-ups?
Regular and comprehensive examinations by a dental professional are critical to ensuring not only the proper function of a denture but also the maintenance of total oral health.


A denture is not supposed to last forever.
With or without teeth, your mouth slowly changes as you age. But people who have no teeth on average lose 1/3 mm of jawbone height each year. Sometimes that loss is greater due to certain medical conditions such as osteoporosis. As our jawbone shrinks, so do our gum tissues (sometimes referred to as ridges). Bridges can shrink up to a quarter-inch in 10 years!


Your denture was made to fit firmly to the original shape of your oral anatomy. Now that shape has changed.


Often you don’t notice the gradual receding of your gum tissues. But over time, your dentures loosen and become unstable, affecting you in any of a number of different ways. This is why dental professionals suggest you replace or refit your dentures every 5 to 7 years.


When teeth are lost and gum tissues shrink, some facial support is lost. This explains why people with no teeth often have deep wrinkles around the mouth and a sunken look to their cheeks and lower face.


To summarize, here are symptoms that may indicate the need for a denture reline or a new denture:


  • On-going pain or sore spots
  • The appearance of extra wrinkles around your mouth
  • Your dentures click, whistle, slip or cause chewing problems
  • Slurred speech
  • You need to routinely use denture pads
  • You or your loved ones begin to feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your dentures.


Even if you are not experiencing any of these difficulties, dental experts recommend you visit your dental professional annually. These visits give Dr. Stokes a chance to give you an “oral check-up.” This is Dr. stokes’s opportunity to make sure you don’t have any symptoms of diabetes, oral cancer, gum disease or other diseases that often reveal themselves in the tissues of the mouth.


Dr. Stokes might recommend repairing or relining your existing denture. Many times, Dr. Stokes have no choice but to recommend a new denture. If so, you may be surprised to discover how attractive today’s teeth are. They are also less likely to wear or discolor. And modern denture base materials (the pink material supporting teeth) are very strong and durable.


And a new denture may:


  • Help you look better by providing the support your lips need, and by giving your face and smile a more natural appearance.
  • Help you speak clearly once again.
  • Enhance your chewing ability, helping your body properly digest food and obtain the nutrition it needs.
  • Help you feel better about yourself.


If you have any questions about Dentures and Ivoclar, please contact our office. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about these procedures as well as other procedures we offer.