Dentures, commonly referred to as “false teeth”, are removable dental prosthesis designed to replace missing teeth.
What is a Denture?
If you are missing all your teeth in one or both jaws, complete dentures can be a solution. They are supported by your gums or by dental implants. If you are missing only some of your natural teeth, a partial denture is what you need and it will be supported by your gums and teeth.
Tips to maintain your Dentures
To properly maintain your dentures, wash them daily using a denture cleaner, hand soap or liquid dish soap in cold or warm water. Soak your dentures in water or denture cleaner when they are not in your mouth to prevent them from drying out. We advise you to remove your dentures when sleeping to avoid any tissue irritation, increased bone loss and fungal infection. If your dentures become loose or painful, it is time to see us to evaluate if they need any adjustment, realignment or replacement.
How are Dentures made?
We start by taking dental impressions, as well as several measurements to get the right bite and fit. You will take part in choosing the color and shape of your teeth, as well as any other specific feature that you might want. Finally, we will fine-tune your customized acrylic dentures with our expert dental technician.
Am I a Candidate for Dentures?
If you have lost or are losing all of your natural teeth, complete dentures are the traditional method of tooth replacement. If you are only missing some of your teeth, several types of partial dentures can be made for replacing them. If your denture is becoming loose even after adjustment, Dental implants may be placed to stabilize and retain complete or partial dentures.