Candidates for Dentures
Did you know that approximately a quarter of individuals aged 65 and older have lost all of their teeth? Dentures offer a common and respectable solution for this issue. They are remarkably dependable and appear so natural that you might have conversed with someone who wears dentures without even realizing it. Do you believe you could benefit from dentures?
To be considered a suitable candidate for this restorative treatment, you should:
- Desire to replace several or all of your teeth.
- Abstain from smoking or using other tobacco products.
- Possess a healthy jawbone (we can assist you in achieving this!).
- Not experience dry mouth.
- Be prepared to diligently maintain your dentures at home.
- Maintain regular visits to the dentist for routine examinations, similar to caring for natural teeth.
How should you care for your dentures? Proper denture care involves regular cleanings and check-ups. Even patients with impeccably crafted prosthetics require periodic visits to their dentist. During your appointments, we will assess the fit of your dentures and conduct examinations of your gums, tongue, jaw, and overall oral health. In summary, we prioritize your overall oral well-being, not just your teeth.
For at-home denture care:
- Remove your dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest.
- Soak your dentures in warm water, with or without denture cleanser.
- Avoid soaking dentures with metal clasps in anything except warm water.
- When not wearing dentures, store them in water to prevent drying out and warping. DO NOT soak them in hot water.
- Without your dentures, clean and massage your gums.
- If your toothbrush causes discomfort to your gums, run it under warm water or consider using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
- If you have partial dentures, continue to brush your natural teeth as usual.
The Cost Of A Denture In Markham
The cost of dentures can vary significantly, typically falling within the range of $900 to $3,500 or even higher, depending on your specific requirements. The wide variation in denture costs is due to the availability of different types of dentures designed to meet various needs. For instance, full-mouth dentures can range from $1,800 to $3,500 and beyond. On the other hand, a full set of implant-supported dentures tends to average around $30,000 as a rough estimate.
Several key factors influence the cost of dentures, including:
- The specific type of denture you require.
- Any necessary dental extractions or preparatory procedures.
- The potential need for X-rays.
- Whether you opt for the inclusion of supportive implants.
Since every case is unique, it is crucial to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination. This evaluation enables us to assess your individual situation accurately and present you with a range of treatment options to consider. Please feel free to contact us for a more precise and tailored cost estimate. We are here to provide you with the information you need.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
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
The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures They rest right on your gums over the bones of your mouth. The stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching them to dental implants. Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are called partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing.
The cost of dentures will depend on the kind of denture you need and the complexity of your dental care. We will provide you with a quote after your first consultation.
We will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions for your dentures. Here’s a quick reminder: While your dentures are removed, be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water to make it softer or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth. If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss.
Always remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a chance to rest. Soak them in warm water with or without denture cleanser. If your dentures have metal clasps, only use warm water for soaking, as other soaking solutions can tarnish the metal. When you’re not wearing your dentures, keep them in water to stop them from drying out or warping. Never use hot water for soaking.
When you first get your dentures you may have to start with soft foods until your mouth becomes accustomed to your new teeth. Some minor irritation may occur during this time. As you get used to your new dentures you can begin introducing more challenging foods back into your diet. Use a knife and fork to start the chewing process for you, chewing slowly using your teeth in the back of your mouth. You may use a small amount of denture adhesive to hold your dentures in place. For a more secure fit, you may consider implant supported dentures.
Your health and comfort are important to us. Having dentures measured, created and fitted isn’t normally painful at all. However, you may possibly need to have teeth extracted, periodontal treatment or dental surgery to make you a suitable candidate for dentures and there may be a period of discomfort after you get your dentures while you get used to them.
We will talk to you well in advance about your recommended treatment plan, all of your options, the risks involved and what we can do to minimize any stress and discomfort. Sedation options are available.
Both partial dentures and bridges are used to replace missing teeth and dental bridges are sometimes called “Fixed Partial Dentures” so it is easy to see where the confusion comes from. The most simple explanation is that partial dentures are easily removable and a bridge is permanently cemented in place.
Bridges are also just the tooth part whereas partial dentures nearly always have pink acrylic ‘artificial gums’ to which prosthetic teeth are attached.