Dentures are a tried-and-tested prosthetic treatment for tooth loss. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and functional. If only some teeth are missing, partial dentures attached to a metal frame and affixed to your surrounding teeth can fill the gaps.
What are Dentures?
When natural teeth are lost, due to impact, disease, or older age, the gaps that are left behind can have a detrimental impact on speech and the ability to eat and drink normally. Confidence may also be dented when patients feel that their appearance has changed dramatically.
Dentures help to correct this. They are prosthetic’s that are supported by the gums or surrounding areas of existing teeth. Complete dentures are suitable for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, while partial dentures can fill the gaps left by less extensive tooth loss.
How are Dentures Fitted?
At our Dentures London Ontario clinic, we will assess the current condition of your teeth and gums, and if you are suitable for dentures, take impressions. These will then be made into dentures, which will be fitted in the office to ensure they are snug to your gums and working perfectly. And if you have any issues with dentures, we’re always available to help!
Dentures require daily care, just like natural teeth, to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside the mouth. Remove your dentures to clean – use a soft-bristled brush to gently clean your gums, tongue and dentures, then rinse. Talk to your dentist about the right product to clean your dentures. When you aren’t wearing them, keep them in water to ensure they don’t dry out and lose shape or crack.
Over time, the shape of your mouth can change and dentures may not fit right. If your dentures are broken or irritating your mouth and gums, or if you want to learn more about dentures, please contact our office.