Why You Should Consider Getting Dentures in Edmonton to Replace Missing Teeth

Denturists and dentists are often asked if dentures are a good solution for missing teeth and the answer is almost always an unequivocal yes.

Here are 5 points to think about when considering dentures in Edmonton:

  1. Self-confidence. Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment; especially if they are visible front teeth. Being self-conscious about smiling can make social and work interactions uncomfortable and even humiliating. Getting fitted with good-quality dentures in Edmonton can allow the wearer to regain confidence and joy when interacting with others. It also allows them to enjoy foods that they would normally not eat with missing teeth.
  2. Comfort. Well-fitted dentures in Edmonton are comfortable. In fact, most people who wear dentures forget they even have them in place. Today’s dentures are not like those worn by past generations. When a patient gets fitted for dentures, an important step is getting an impression of the gums. This allows the Denturist to fabricate a set of dentures that fit the gum contour and jaw perfectly. The dentures then hold in place with natural suction to the gums and cause no irritation. Adhesive is often unnecessary.
  3. Health. If the spaces created by missing teeth are left empty, teeth that are adjacent to and opposite the empty spaces may shift to compensate. This may cause issues and discomfort with a person’s bite and jaw. The best way to ensure other teeth don’t shift to compensate for missing teeth is to get fitted with dentures.
  4. Several options available. Denturists are a wealth of knowledge on the different options available when it comes to dentures in Edmonton. There are different factors to consider, including the condition of the remaining natural teeth, gum health and cost. The different types of dentures include partial dentures to replace one or more teeth, full dentures, temporary immediate dentures and implant retained dentures. Regardless of the option selected, dentures are a simple pain-free alternative to the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth.
  5. Implant retained dentures. A special mention should be made of implants. As a relatively new advance in the field of dentistry, implant-retained dentures are the option of choice for many people with missing teeth. Though usually more costly than other dentures options, they offer unparalleled convenience, comfort, appearance and health benefits.

4 Tips to Help Avoid the Need for Denture Repairs

With proper care, your dentures should serve you comfortably and look great for five to seven years. All you need to do is maintain a simple daily routine to keep your dentures looking and feeling their best. To help avoid the need for denture repairs in Edmonton, some tips to take into consideration include:

  1. Be careful how you handle them. Dentures can easily break if you drop them in the sink. Be sure you have a firm grip when cleaning.
  2. Clean your dentures regularly. Rinse your dentures thoroughly in warm water after each meal and brush them at least twice a day to remove plaque. However, do not use a regular toothbrush and toothpaste as they can leave microscopic scratches in your dentures where plaque could build up. Just use warm water and brush gently with a soft-bristle denture brush. Also be careful not to bend any metal components when cleaning. While ultrasonic cleaners work well, you should still brush your dentures thoroughly daily to ensure the most effective clean.
  3. Keep them moist. To give your gums a rest, remove your dentures when you go to bed and soak them in water overnight. If you do use a cleaning solution and your dentures have metal parts, consult with your Denturist as some cleaning solutions could tarnish the metal. Also never use bleach, vinegar or harsh soap as they could irreversibly damage your dentures. You should also avoid letting your dentures dry out as they could lose their shape.
  4. Visit your Denturist regularly. A regular visit to your Denturist will help catch any problems with your dentures early before they become a potentially more serious issue that requires a denture repair in Edmonton. During these visits, be sure to let your Denturist know of any discomfort or changes in how your dentures work. A small adjustment may be all that’s required.

What You Can Expect from a Dental Implant Procedure

Thanks to advances in restorative dentistry over the last several years, patients today have a number of effective options when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth. More and more people are choosing denture implants in Edmonton from Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic. Unlike full or partial dentures, which sit on top of the gums, denture implants attach to the jawbone. They consist of an artificial titanium tooth root which functions as an anchor for the denture.

Why Choose Denture Implants?

Many people prefer to use denture implants in Edmonton for how similar they look and feel to natural teeth. Denture implants also function just like natural teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew. Strong and stable, dentures supported by implants move around far less than regular dentures, making it easier to speak clearly and more comfortable to wear. Because of how similar they are to natural teeth, denture implants take very little time to get used to.

Another important benefit of implant-supported dentures is that they can protect the health of the jawbone. When you lose a tooth, the bone that used to hold the root in place can begin to deteriorate as a result. Denture implants replace a natural tooth root with a metal one which attaches to the jawbone just as a natural root would, helping to preserve the surrounding bone.

The Denture Implant Procedure

The complete process of placing denture implants in Edmonton is straightforward. Consult with your Denturist for more details.

During the first procedure, the titanium metal roots of the denture implants are placed into the gums and attached to the jawbone. The gums are stitched back into place and completely cover the implants, which need two to six months to bond to the jawbone and create strong anchors for the artificial teeth. This process is known as osseointegration. Once the bonding process is complete and the gum tissue has healed, a second procedure is needed in order to expose the implants and connect abutments to them. The abutments will serve to hold the dentures in place.

After the abutment placement, your Denturist will fit your new dentures to the top of the implants. These dentures will be precisely custom-made to your mouth for the perfect fit. Once the whole denture implant procedure is finished, it won’t take long before you feel comfortable in your ability to bite, chew, and speak.

Find Out More about Denture Implants in Edmonton

Do denture implants sound like a good solution for you? The team of Denturists at Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic can help you find out if you are a good candidate for the denture implant procedure. We’ll also be happy to answer any additional questions you might have about denture implants in Edmonton. Schedule a consultation with Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic today.