IMMEDIATE, PARTIAL & FULL DENTURES
Collingwood Dentures: Premium & Personalized for a Better Smile
Whether you have been referred to us or feel you may soon be making the transition to dentures, we’re here to help. Dentures are a teeth replacement appliance that are often known as “artificial teeth” (and gums) or “false teeth.” They come in partial form, to replace a few missing teeth, as well as full dentures – say for the top of the mouth, bottom, or full mouth dentures.
At your initial consultation we will assess your teeth condition and overall oral and physical health, then we’ll discuss your denture options with you. If teeth are being removed, we can fit your for and provide you with immediate dentures on the same day as tooth removal, avoiding unpleasant and embarrassing gaps. Dentures are a transition and involve a process, but we’re here to guide you along the way with an experienced and caring team. Contact DDS Collingwood today to set up an initial denture consult.
The Benefits Of Dentures
Dentures offer multiple benefits, including:
- Improved esthetics and increased confidence
- The ability to eat a wide range of foods
- Experience improved oral health
- Dentures offer better, clearer speech
There is an enhanced facial appearance due to the support provided by the denture since your teeth play an important role in supporting the lips and cheeks. Therefore, dentures help to prevent sagging, making you look and feel younger.
Cost-wise, dentures are a cheaper alternative to dental implants.
When it comes to simplicity and speed, it takes just a couple of weeks to create and fit custom dentures.
You can wear your dentures at night, however, we recommend that you remove them while you sleep. This will give your jaw bone and gums time to relax without the pressure of your dentures being affixed to your jaw all day. You should make sure you never wear your dentures 24 hours in a row without providing any oral hygiene practices. If you must wear your dentures through the night, it is wise to find some time throughout the previous day to remove your dentures and properly clean them. This will ensure you avoid any poor oral hygiene and gives your jaw that much-needed rest.
Allow our team here at DDS Collingwood to answer all of your denture-related questions. Contact us today to book a consultation!
Proper denture care is guaranteed to maximize the lifespan of your dentures. These three pillars are the following :
Whitening - taking the time to properly whiten your dentures will keep them looking beautiful. Since you can’t use normal teeth whiteners for dentures, it is important to take the time to properly brush your teeth using a denture paste and a soft brush to avoid any permanent staining. There is also a wide range of over-the-counter denture cleaning products that can be used to remove most stains. For more permanent stains, you should contact your prosthodontist to have them removed.
Brushing - daily regular brushing is extremely important as well. Make sure to use a wet soft brush and dishwashing liquid. You cannot use regular toothpaste on dentures, because they are not as strong as the enamel on our teeth and can be scratched with toothpaste. Rinse your dentures thoroughly after cleaning and place them in a cup of water overnight.
Repairing Broken Dentures - the best course of action to repair broken dentures is to return to your prosthodontist for professional repair services. The fix may seem easy enough to do at home, however going to a professional will avoid any discomfort, and will allow your prosthodontist to adjust and realign your dentures to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
Contact DDS Collingwood today with any denture care questions and book a consultation!
You are more than welcome to eat most of the normal foods that you enjoyed before having your dentures. It may take more time to get used to harder foods or sticky foods, however, over time you will adjust!
There is one major food item we recommend steering clear of, and that is chewing gum. Chewing gum is known to stick to the acrylic plastic of the dentures, and may even break a seal on a denture. This will result in your dentures becoming loosened. Gum also has been known to stick to dentures and eventually lead to discoloration. Overall, it is wise to avoid chewing gum altogether.
If you are ready to book a denture consultation, contact DDS Collingwood today!
When new dentures are initially fitted to your mouth, it is common to experience discomfort and tenderness for a couple of days while your mouth adjusts. If you still have some of your natural teeth present, it may cause temporary discomfort while your original teeth adjust to working with your dentures to give you a flawless smile.
We recommend taking the time to have regular visits with our prosthodontist here at DDS Collingwood during the healing process. Contact us today to book an appointment!