Dentistry is all about the perfect smile. At the Northern Dental Centre, we prioritize this above all else. A good pair of dentures can return that ideal set of pearly white teeth to you.
If you are a candidate for dentures, you may be wondering where to turn.
We offer both partial and full dentures to our patients. Come in for an examination at the Northern Dental Centre and we will see if you are a suitable candidate.
Two Types of Dentures
There’s more than one type of dentures you can choose from. This is something that a lot of people don’t know. They just assume that their removable teeth are a replacement for all of their teeth. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Partial Dentures – These are dentures are attached to a metal frame. When placed in the mouth, they fill in the places where teeth are missing. For many people, they opt for partial dentures because they don’t want to undergo a procedure for dental bridges.
Full Dentures – A set of full dentures are given to patients who have no more natural teeth. The remaining teeth are extracted and then the patient must wait for their gums to heal. The full dentures are placed into the mouth. It should be noted that full dentures often require a lot of adjustments to get precisely the right settings for comfort and function.
Denture Care is Critical to Maintaining Good Oral Health
We can’t underline just how important proper denture care is. This is why we always advise our patients to think carefully before they decide whether they want a set of dentures over bridges and crowns.
When they are out of your mouth dentures are extremely fragile. If you drop them the chances are they will break. Make sure you handle them with care.
You also have to take into account plaque build-up. Contrary to popular belief, you still have to keep your dentures clean. Failure to do so could cause an infection of the gum tissue.
You should brush your dentures on a daily basis and rinse them after eating.
Am I a Candidate for Dentures?
There’s no way to know the answer to this without seeing you first. We recommend that you book an appointment with us by giving us a call at 780-532-1786.
We can examine your mouth and discuss your options so you can make an informed decision.
FAQ's for Dentures
What if I break my dentures?
Get in touch with us immediately so we can schedule an appointment where we can have your dentures repaired. Wearing broken dentures can irritate the gums and cause a lot of discomfort.
How do I clean my dentures?
Rinse them out after every meal. Clean them once daily by using a soft-bristle brush and toothpaste, just like you would your natural teeth. Denture cleaners are also a great asset and can be purchased at your local drug store.
Where should I keep my dentures?
Make sure you keep your dentures in the relevant cleaning solution to prevent them from drying out. Dry dentures can crack and break.
How can we help?
Have questions or ready to schedule an appointment? We are here to help!