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Dentures in Dundas

Whether you need new dentures or require maintenance and repairs for your existing full or partial dentures, we've got you covered. These contemporary dental prostheses can efficiently replace multiple or all of your teeth with minimal inconvenience.
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Candidates For Dentures

Could you be a suitable candidate for dentures? About 25% of adults over 65 have lost all of their teeth. Dentures are a popular and dignified solution for missing teeth. In fact, dentures are so realistic and dependable that you might have spoken to someone with them without even knowing.

    To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment you should:

  • Desire to replace multiple or all of your teeth
  • Avoid smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Have a healthy jawbone (we can assist you with this!)
  • Not experience dry mouth
  • Be committed to maintaining your dentures properly at home
  • Continue visiting the dentist for regular check-ups, just like with natural teeth!

How do I take care of my dentures? It’s essential to visit your dentist periodically for check-ups. Regular cleanings and exams are crucial for maintaining your dentures. We will evaluate the fit of your dentures during your appointment and thoroughly examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and mouth. Remember, we care about your overall oral health, not just your teeth. Even if your dentures are in perfect condition, ongoing dental visits are necessary.

    To care for your dentures at home:

  • Remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a rest.
  • Soak your dentures in warm water, with or without denture cleanser.
  • Avoid soaking dentures with metal clasps in anything other than warm water.
  • When not wearing your dentures, keep them in water to prevent drying and warping.
  • Never soak dentures in hot water.
  • Clean and massage your gums while your dentures are removed.
  • If brushing hurts your gums, run the toothbrush under warm water or use a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
  • If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth as usual.

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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

Yes, there are other solutions for missing teeth. Dental bridges can fill gaps caused by one to three missing teeth. For any number of missing teeth, dental implants are a viable option. While dental implants generally require a higher initial investment and specific health qualifications, they provide a permanent and robust solution.

Dentures usually last between 5 and 10 years with appropriate care and maintenance. Over time, your mouth changes, and you might find it necessary to get a new set of dentures. Additionally, regular wear and tear can impact the longevity of your dentures.

While it is possible to sleep with your dentures in, it is not recommended. It’s best to develop a routine of removing them at night to soak. This practice allows you to clean your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth thoroughly, and gives your gums and jaw a chance to rest.

Bottom dentures should rest comfortably above your gums while staying in place. Top dentures should adhere snugly to your gums, creating a suction effect. Implant-supported dentures should snap securely into position and remain stable. Partial dentures need to align with your natural teeth and show minimal movement. If you have any concerns about the fit of your dentures, you’re welcome to schedule an appointment for an assessment and necessary adjustments.

Certain foods can be challenging with dentures and should be enjoyed only occasionally. Hard or sticky foods, such as caramel, carrot sticks, and tough cuts of meat, can be difficult to manage. Foods with small particles, like popcorn or seeded crackers, may also cause irritation or rubbing. Once you’ve had time to adjust to your dentures, you should be able to eat most foods without issues.

It’s best to avoid using regular toothpaste on your dentures, as it can be too abrasive and cause scratches. Instead, use a denture-specific cleanser or a mild dish soap to clean your dentures thoroughly without damaging them.

Even with dentures, it’s important to visit your dentist regularly, at least every six months. Regular check-ups allow your dentist to monitor the fit and condition of your dentures, as well as to examine your gums, tongue, and overall oral health.

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