Candidates for Dentures
Were you aware that approximately one-quarter of individuals aged 65 and older have lost all of their teeth? Dentures provide a widely accepted solution for addressing tooth loss. They offer reliability and a natural appearance to the extent that you may have interacted with someone who wears dentures without realizing it. Are you considering whether dentures might be the right choice for you? Whether you’re seeking to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation and explore the full range of available options!
To qualify for this restorative treatment, it is important that you:
- Desire to replace several or all of your teeth.
- Are committed to maintaining your dentures at home and attending regular check-ups, just as you would with natural teeth!
What you need to know about dentures.
Already own dentures?
Maintain the well-being of your dentures through regular cleanings and check-ups. Even individuals with flawless prosthetic teeth should schedule periodic dental appointments. During your visit, we will assess the condition and fit of your dentures, in addition to conducting a thorough examination of your gums, tongue, jaw, and the overall health of your oral cavity. In essence, our concern extends beyond just your teeth, encompassing your complete oral health.
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.
Exactly! Upon receiving your dentures, you might initially need to stick to soft foods until your mouth adapts to your new teeth. It’s possible to experience some minor irritation during this adjustment period. Rest assured, we’ll schedule regular check-ups to evaluate the fit and functionality of your dentures, addressing any concerns you may have along the way.
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
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