Complete dentures are an effective and affordable way of replacing missing teeth. Composed of a durable plastic resin and sometimes porcelain, full dentures can be fabricated to look real.
Did you know…
that 6.4 percent of Canadians are missing all their teeth, according to the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) released by Statistics Canada in 2010.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for complete dentures?
You may be a candidate for dentures if you are (or will be) missing all your teeth on at least one arch and are in need of an affordable prosthetic solution. Most denture wearers find that full dentures can restore some of their original tooth function – not to mention create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. To find out if dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist.
What should I expect when being fit for dentures?
If you have any decayed or damaged teeth that need to be removed, they will be extracted before your dentist takes a mould of your remaining gum structure. This mould will be sent to a dental lab for the denture to be fabricated. There are a few steps to making a denture, and therefore you will need to come in for a few appointments the denture are ready. Once the dentures are completed, you will return to your dentist for a final fitting.
Will I need to follow any special instructions to care for my new dentures?
Yes. Dentures are removable prosthetics that will need to be cleaned and brushed daily. You should also brush your gums daily to prevent infections caused by bacteria. Keep in mind that it may take some time to adjust to dentures as you learn how to use the muscles in your cheeks and tongue to keep them in place. But over time, you should begin to feel more comfortable with your new prosthetics. Don’t forget that even with a full denture, regular checkups are still recommended to check your gums and other tissues in your mouth.