What is a denture?
A denture is another alternative prosthetic oral device to replace multiple missing teeth. As opposed to bridges, crowns, and implants where prosthetics are cemented permanently, dentures are removable.
Types of dentures?
Two main types of dentures that are available today:
Partial dentures are ideal if multiple teeth are missing but some natural teeth still remain.
Complete dentures are required if all the natural teeth are missing on either the top or bottom arch.
How are dentures done?
We provide free initial denture consultation at our office. This provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet the dentist as well as our friendly staff. The dentist will discuss options that are available, and provide professional recommendations as to what the dentist thinks is the best for your lifestyle based on your specific wants and needs. Initial consultation is the perfect time for you to discuss any denture-related concerns and questions you may have. Estimated cost of treatment will be provided for your own reference as well
Once you have decided dentures are the most appropriate option that suits your lifestyle, the dentist will work with you closely to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is in the best interest of your oral welfare. The treatment plan will be reviewed with the patient, and the dentist will be able to address any questions you may have or make any modifications, if needed.
As with other oral prosthetic devices, impressions of your teeth and gums are required to be sent out to laboratory technicians. Impressions that outline the details of your teeth and gums are crucial to fabricate a denture that fits you perfectly without causing any discomfort. Your desired shade of dentures that closely matches your natural teeth will be fabricated by the laboratory technicians to minimize obvious changes in appearance.
Once a final denture is completed and returned to the office, it will be inserted to test its fit and adjustments will be made if necessary. Please be advised you may need to come for more than one denture fitting; this is to avoid taking home ill-fitting dentures which will not only cause discomfort but also denture-related disease in the future.
It is important to note that dentures require daily oral hygiene maintenance, and should be handled with care and treated as if they’re your own natural teeth to minimize plaque and tartar buildup.
Good denture care entails:
- Daily brushing with soft-bristle toothbrush
- Rinse after each meal
- Remove at nighttime, and soak in lukewarm water using a single denture cleaning tablet each time
Saban Family Dental is located in Etobicoke, ON at 325 Burnhamthorpe Rd and offers a complete range of dental services for children, adults, and seniors.