Dentures

Restore your smile and confidence today

Losing several teeth can turn simple everyday functions like chewing and speaking into a challenge, and can certainly have a negative impact on one’s self-esteem.

The good news is, dentures are an excellent restorative option for patients who have lost either all or several of their natural teeth. Custom-created to fit the patient’s jaw and fit comfortably inside the mouth, dentures are capable of restoring the natural functions of a smile while supporting facial muscles and appearance, thus also restoring a person’s confidence.

Depending on how many natural teeth a patient has lost, our dentist may recommend full dentures or partial dentures. Partial dentures are used to fill and strengthen sections of the mouth where teeth have been removed. If a patient has all teeth missing, complete or full dentures can replace all of their natural teeth.


How dentures are created

First, a patient will arrange a dentures consultation with the dentist or prosthodontics specialist to determine whether full or partial dentures are needed depending on the overall condition of the teeth, gums and jaw bone, as well as if any other steps are required before the dentures can be created and fitted.

The process of creating a denture should be comfortable for the patient. As they relax in the chair, the dentist or dentures specialist will perform series of molding or impression-taking that will allow for the denture to be properly sized and fitted.

These molds will be sent off to a laboratory for production and should be available for the patient to start wearing after several weeks, but can take up to a few months. This is why temporary or immediate dentures are often presented as an option for the patient to wear in the meantime while their custom denture is being created.


Caring for your dentures

Caring for dentures is just like caring for natural teeth. Ideally, you should be gently rinsing your dentures with Water every day, followed by gently brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and plaque, as well as to prevent staining that can occur over time.

When removing the denture before bed, store it in a glass or container of water and place this someplace safe. It is also recommended to massage the gums daily.

Ready to improve your or your loved one’s life with dentures?

Our Canal City dentist would love to hear from you! We will happily provide an assessment to determine whether partial or full dentures will be an ideal choice.

Schedule a free dentures consultation with us today!