Your smile– and your health– can be negatively impacted by missing teeth. If many or all of your teeth are missing, you may already be noticing the ways in which this affects your day-to-day life. If you are looking to get your old smile back and improve your health, then the best way forward might be custom dentures.
Why Choose Custom Dentures?
Dentures are a very common, popular and non-invasive option to combat the health problems often caused by missing teeth. If you have missing teeth your jaw, gum tissue and remaining teeth will begin to change. You are likely already noticing discomfort and differences in your physical appearance. Your remaining teeth might be overcompensating for your missing teeth, and can even notice shifting in your jaw. The receding of gum tissue and bone shrinkage are two severe but common symptoms of having missing teeth.
Over time, it is likely that you will notice a number of unpleasant symptoms, ranging from jaw pain and speech difficulties to changes in your physical appearance. If left unaddressed, missing teeth can easily create long-term damage to your mouth.
Luckily, with the help of dentures, you can improve your physical health while giving your self-esteem a boost with a revitalized smile. Dentures offer numerous benefits, including a natural appearance, and straightforward, manageable maintenance requirements.
Custom dentures are removable options that require simple upkeep. They can not only address the problems created by missing teeth, but also improve your smile and boost your self-esteem. Although some patients can keep their natural teeth in their mouth and have partial dentures, other patients will need a full set of dentures, referred to as complete dentures.
The Process Of Getting Complete Dentures
The first step to getting complete dentures is getting a custom mould of your mouth. This mould will help us create an accurate fit for your mouth. Depending on whether you would like immediate or conventional dentures, we will make a mould either before or after surgery to extract your remaining teeth. If you have dentures inserted immediately after surgery, you will likely need to return for reline as you heal.
Complete dentures are made out of multiple materials including acrylic, porcelain and at times metal to maximize strength and durability. Once your dentures are inserted, you will be able to start eating, speaking and smiling after few days. However, some patients find there are some difficulties to adjusting to their dentures.
To make this process easier, limit yourself to soft and liquid foods, and slowly introduce harder and chewable food into your diet. Although you will be able to manage harder foods after time has passed, it is still wise to stay away from very crunchy and chewy foods.
Unless your denturist tells you otherwise, you will be able to remove your custom dentures at night. Not only will this allow you to keep your dentures clean, but it will also offer your gums the chance to rest, helping make your adjustment period easy and manageable.
Caring For Your Dentures
Caring for your dentures is luckily a very easy process. At night, you should remove your dentures (unless your denturist suggests otherwise), and clean them to ensure there is no build-up of food particles. A build-up of food can make eating unpleasant and create oral health problems but fortunately, it is not challenging to clean your dentures.
If you notice any damages, even minor ones, call us right away. It is not recommended that you try to fix any damages on your own. Without proper tools and training you will be unable to fix the problem, and some do-it-yourself solutions (such as using superglue for missing pieces of acrylic) are actually very harmful for your health.
Do I Need Partial or Complete Dentures?
Whether your custom dentures will be partial or complete will depend on your needs. If you are only missing certain teeth, you might need partial dentures for front teeth, back teeth or whichever areas are missing teeth. However, if you are missing all of your teeth, you will need complete dentures.
If you currently have many of your natural teeth remaining, you may still need complete dentures. Although it is always healthiest to keep natural teeth when possible, sometimes teeth might need to be removed to ensure your health. By booking a consultation and discussing your options with us, we can determine whether a teeth extraction surgery will be necessary before creating custom dentures for you.
How Much Do Custom Complete Dentures Cost?
We understand that having affordable dentures is a priority for you. Regardless of your needs– whether it be a set of complete dentures or partial dentures — we offer competitive prices that will allow everyone to improve their smile and change their lives.
The cost of custom dentures will vary from patient to patient, depending on their unique needs. Some denture options, such as immediate dentures, will be more expensive, and some patients will require more involvement from their dentist and denturist. The cost you can expect to pay will also depend on the funding you have available to you, such as private or government health coverage. Overall, we strive to ensure that every patient has access to durable, comfortable and affordable dentures.