Candidates for Dentures
Did you know that around one-quarter of adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respectable solution to missing teeth. They are so dependable and natural-looking that you’ve probably spoken to someone with dentures and didn’t even know it. Do you think you might be a good candidate for dentures? Whether you’re replacing one tooth or several, give us a call for a consultation to see all the options available to you!
To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment you should:
Wish to replace several or all of your teeth.
Be prepared to take good care of your dentures at home and with routine examinations– just like with natural teeth!
What you need to know about dentures.
Already own dentures?
Take care of your dentures with routine cleanings and examinations. Even patients with perfect prosthetics need to visit their dentist from time to time. During your visit, we will take a look at your dentures and how they’re fitting and we will also examine your gums, tongue, jaw and mouth inside and out. In short– we care about your total oral health, not just your teeth.
At home care with dentures.
Always remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a chance to rest. Soak them in warm water with or without denture cleanser. If your dentures have metal clasps, only use warm water for soaking, as other soaking solutions can tarnish the metal. When you’re not wearing your dentures, keep them in water to stop them from drying out or warping. Never use hot water for soaking.
While your dentures are removed, be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water to make it softer or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth. If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t forget to floss.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
• replace all the teeth
• are supported by tissues of your mouth
• stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching
them to dental implants
• replace some teeth
• attach and are supported by remaining teeth and tissues
• stability and retention may be improved by attaching them to dental
The cost of dentures will depend on the kind of denture you need and the complexity of your dental care. We will provide you with a quote after your first consultation.
We will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions for your dentures. Here’s a quick reminder: While your dentures are removed, be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water to make it softer or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth. If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss.
Always remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a chance to rest.
Constant pressure from the dentures can cause bone resorption and constant
wear can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
That is the goal! When you first get your dentures you may have to start with soft foods until your mouth becomes accustomed to your new teeth. Some
minor irritation may occur during this time. We will be seeing you for check-ups to check the fit and function of your dentures regularly to assess and address any concerns you may have.
Your health and comfort are important to us. Having dentures measured, created and fitted isn’t normally painful at all. However, you may possibly need to have teeth extracted, periodontal treatment or dental surgery to make you a suitable candidate for dentures and there may be a period of discomfort after you get your dentures while you get used to them.
We will talk to you well in advance about your recommended treatment plan, all of your options, the risks involved and what we can do to minimize any stress and discomfort. Sedation options are available.
Both partial dentures and bridges are used to replace missing teeth and
dental bridges are sometimes called “Fixed Partial Dentures” so it is easy to see where the confusion comes from. The most simple explanation is that
partial dentures are removable while a bridge is permanently cemented to