Great fitting dentures can have patients smiling
Has trauma, tooth decay, or advanced gum disease
resulted in missing teeth or the need for tooth removal? Replacing missing teeth benefits your appearance, oral health, and overall wellness
Calgary Dental Centers in Calgary, Alberta, offers a range of options, including dentures and dental bridges
. For many patients, dentures make the most sense. Keep reading to learn more about how dentures have patients in the Calgary area smiling confidently, speaking clearly, and eating the foods they love.
Types of dentures
- Full denture – A full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth. A conventional “floating” denture is held in place by natural suction and (in the case of the lower arch) gravity. These dentures are designed by your dentist after your mouth has healed following tooth removal and fabricated at a dental laboratory
- Overdenture – Also called a partial denture, this prosthetic fits over existing teeth to replace one or multiple missing teeth. A traditional partial denture is removable
- Immediate denture – An immediate denture is designed and created in advance so that it may be inserted on the same day teeth are removed. It helps protect the mouth as it heals, and the denture can be relined and adjusted for a proper fit after healing. Also, you never have to go a day without teeth
Living with dentures
It takes a little while to get used to wearing dentures, but most patients adapt quickly
. Here are some tips to make the transition easier:
- Practice speaking. Sit in front of a mirror, open a favourite magazine, and begin reading out loud. Start slowly until you get comfortable with the feel of your tongue against the dentures. You may find it helpful to bite down and swallow before beginning to speak, to seat your dentures securely.
- Choose foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Take small bites and chew slowly. Do not chew with your front teeth, which may tip your dentures out of position. Avoid very hard or sticky foods.
- Call Calgary Dental Centers if you develop sore spots or experience other problems wearing your dentures.
The team at Calgary Dental Centers will be happy to provide additional information, including detailed instructions on how to care for your dentures and keep your mouth clean. Call us
at (403) 768-1339 for a no-cost denture consultation