Dentures Can Truly Be Life-Changing!
Should You Restore Your Smile with Dentures?
It can be quite an unfortunate experience to lose multiple teeth. As humans, our smiles need to be full in order to function optimally. With several teeth missing, a number of issues can occur… such as problems with chewing, speaking, and a drop in self-confidence.
Thankfully, patients can restore their smile with dentures if they have lost several or all of their teeth. A denture is a removable appliance, custom-created to fit a patient’s one-of-a-kind mouth shape. Dentures can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life by making basic oral functions easy again and by improving facial appearance. With dentures, a patient can chew and properly digest food, speak with ease and truly smile again. And you or a loved one is in luck… because our Guelph dentist does dentures!
Two common types of dentures include:
Complete/ Full Dentures
Complete dentures affix to the patient’s gums and are firmly held in place. Full dentures are either immediate (created before a patient’s teeth are extracted) or conventional (created after a patient’s teeth are removed). This type of denture is generally created from a strong acrylic material. Complete dentures are ideal for patients with all teeth missing.
Partial dentures are held in place by anchoring onto existing teeth, making this type of denture ideal for patients who still have some of their natural teeth. These dentures generally consist of one or more acrylic teeth and gums maintained by a cast metallic framework.
Just like natural teeth, dentures require proper care and maintenance every day. It’s important for patients to gently brush their dentures every day using a gentle soap or a denture cleanser, only with a soft bristled brush or denture brush. Overnight, dentures should be stored in a special denture cleansing solution or in warm water (not hot!). Hot water and poor handling/bending can damage dentures, so be sure to always be gentle with them. Patients should also rinse their dentures after every meal.
Patients should also make sure they clean their gums and give them a nice massage when dentures are not in use. Any natural teeth should also be cleaned with a soft bristle brush and dental floss every day. With this daily and sufficient care, patients can enjoy their dentures for quite a long time!
Considering dentures to improve the life of you or a loved one? Book an appointment with Dr. Coman Family Dentistry today!
Dr. Coman Dentistry
85 Norfolk Street, Suite 308
Guelph, ON N1H 4J4