There are a variety of reasons why people lose their teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, are one of the restorative therapies available to restore missing teeth. Set bridgework and dental implants are two examples of treatments. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages that must be carefully considered. Dentures come in a number of types, including partial and implant-supported dentures, and both can be used to replace missing teeth depending on your needs.
You can now get a better-looking smile in an instant at Burnaby Square Dental! Our dentures are made of first-grade tested materials that can be made for you right away at your first consultation!
What is a Denture?
Dentures are synthetic teeth and gums meant to replace natural teeth that have been extracted or removed through degenerative cavities or traumatic injury. They can either replace all of your teeth on either the top or bottom gum line or only a few that are missing. Dentures are also customized to fit your mouth’s structure and match the color of your existing teeth to look as natural as possible.
Why Wear Dentures?
Dentures improve a person’s smile by filling in holes left by missing teeth. It also helps to maintain the structure of the mouth. Its function as artificial teeth allows the consumer to properly chew food. Not to mention, if you have severe pain or oral health problems as a result of rotten or damaged teeth, you’ll need to have them extracted, and dentures are a great substitute. Dentures, in general, are a good cosmetic substitute for missing or badly damaged teeth. To make an appointment, please call (604) 526-2725 or visit our website at https://burnabysquaredental.com/.
What are They Made of?
Dentures are now commonly made of hard resin, although they used to be made of porcelain or plastic as well. They need to be used with care to prevent chipping or cracking.
How Do Removable Dentures Work?
Dentures are made up of a gum-colored base made of plastic resin that fits over the remaining alveolar bone ridge where the teeth used to be. The teeth that protrude from the base are made to look and work just like natural teeth. Dentures are largely kept in place by the suctioning impact of their tight fit against the alveolar ridges, which is why they must be properly fitted. The vast surface area of the mouth’s roof (palate) provides additional retention for the upper denture, making it highly stable.
Wearing dentures can take some getting used to, particularly when it comes to talking and eating, until the dentures are “balanced” in the space. The mouth’s muscles, nerves, and ligaments learn to operate in new ways over time, allowing these functions to perform normally. Dentures also protect the facial skeleton as well as the soft tissues of the lips and cheeks, giving you a more youthful look.
Types of Full and Partial Dentures
These are a temporary means of helping you transition to wearing permanent dentures. Because of the muscular readjustment and the natural shrinkage of gums, the dentures placed immediately after the teeth extractions won’t fit after a while That is why Immediate dentures will require re-lining and re-fitting.
Conventional Full Dentures
After some time, permanent dentures that conform to your mouth with near-perfect accuracy can be fabricated. These are carefully crafted to look as much like your own natural teeth as possible and can function properly in your mouth for a long time.
To increase the lower or upper denture stability, it can be securely anchored using two or more dental implants. The upper jaw requires more implants (At least four or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density. This option offers an outstanding balance of comfort, functionality, and value.
Transitional Partial Dentures
These relatively inexpensive removable plastic dentures serve as a temporary replacement and space maintainer as you wait for your mouth to heal from tooth extraction, for example. Once the healing process is complete, dental implants or other prosthesis can be placed.
Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs)
Usually made of cast metal alloys, these well-constructed, metal-based removable partial dentures are much lighter and less obtrusive than those made of plastic. Although they are a little more expensive than plastic dentures, they fit better. They are, however, much less costly than implants or fixed bridgework.
How Dentures Are Made and Fitted
Making quality dentures is a blend of science and art. First, an accurate impression (mold) of the alveolar ridges on the top and bottom of your mouth is made. The base of the denture is made from this mold in a dental laboratory. The dentist and the lab technician work together and choose from among many different sizes and shapes of prosthetic teeth to recreate a
natural-looking set of prosthetic teeth. When everyone is satisfied with the result, the temporary dentures are removed and the permanent one is placed.
To enable normal speaking and eating, it’s crucial to balance your bite. This means that the
upper and lower dentures come together and properly stabilize each other. The dentures’ form and function are carefully checked to ensure that they are working and fitting properly.
What to Expect After You Get Dentures
If you’ve recently lost your teeth and received dentures immediately after that, it’s normal to find some tissue shrinkage and bone loss occurring. Therefore, in several months you may find that your dentures no longer fit well. You will have two choices at this point: You can have your immediate(temporary) dentures relined. This means that a material is added under the
denture’s base to better conform to your alveolar ridge’s new contours. However, a better option is to move to a set of conventional complete dentures, which lasts longer and fits better. With proper care, dentures offer a functional, aesthetic and economical solution to tooth loss. On the other hand very fit stable dentures supported with dental implants are the ideal choice.
Benefits of Dentures
Preserve Facial Structure
The bone structure of your teeth plays an important role in the appearance of your face. As a result, the less teeth you have, the less bone structure you have, and this affects your facial appearance significantly. You will be able to recover your facial morphology and missing teeth with the use of dentures. Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth and fit in the mouth to preserve former facial structure.
Tooth loss is a significant inconvenience that may occur over a long period of time. Since the unsightly appearance of tooth loss can make you feel ashamed and self-conscious, this can have a significant effect on your self-confidence. You must have gone to great lengths to conceal your smile, such as practicing closed-mouthed smiles, restrained laughter, and a general avoidance of social situations. Fortunately, dentures can now improve your smile significantly, allowing you to feel more confident, thus eliminating the need to be self-conscious at all times.
Freedom to Splurge in What You Eat
When several of your teeth, or all of them are missing, you miss out on a lot of food you can enjoy and benefit from. With the help of implant supported dentures, you will finally be able to eat any food without any pain or difficulty. With traditional dentures also, you can eat as normally as possible if they have been fitted properly and you learn to use them in a balanced occlusion.
Teeth have a significant role in our ability to enunciate words. When we speak, our tongue needs to push against the teeth. Thus, when you have missing teeth in certain parts of your mouth, speech may become more complex. Dentures can help replace those lost teeth so you can restore your ability to pronounce words properly.
If you have a lot of teeth missing, you can get a full set of dentures, but if you just have a few teeth missing, you can get partial dentures. Dentures are extremely cost-effective, particularly if only partial dentures are required. Regardless, if you want a nice smile, it’s a simple and effective treatment option.
Dentures will eventually have to be replaced, but before that, they can last you for about a decade if used with proper care. To maintain the durability and quality of your dentures, only brush them with soft-bristled brushes with a special denture cleaner to prevent plaque build up and gum disease.
Dentures are removable, which means they are easy to clean. It would also be easy to brush your remaining teeth.
Customized to Your Needs
The dentures made for you are highly customized to suit your needs. The dentist takes a mold of your mouth to replicate your natural teeth and base the dentures on that. With well-fitting dentures, you can eat and talk with maximum comfort and ease. If your jawbone changes over time, the dentist can make you a new one to suit them to your needs.
Why Choose Burnaby Square Dental
Personalized, Gentle Patient Care
Our primary goal at Burnaby Square Dental is for you to find comfort under our care, from your experience in our office to your new dentures. We take extra measures to ensure that you are at ease by giving you top-quality service to make you smile and, most importantly, feel best.
Qualified to Handle Nearly All Aspects of Your Denture Care
The materials we use are fully certified and our technologies are only the finest. We are confident in providing our patients with the best dental solutions. While you have many choices when replacing a couple of teeth, dentures or better implant supported dentures at Burnaby Square Dental are the best option if you lost most, if not all, of your teeth. Otherwise, we also offer several other options . To know more about the service that fits you the most, call us today at (604) 526-2725 to book a consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
More often than not, dentures costs may either be partially or fully covered, depending on the insurance providers. Talk to your insurance company to inquire regarding what and how much they will cover.
It might feel slightly odd in your mouth during the first few weeks of using them since your cheeks and tongue are not used to keeping them in place yet. In time, you will eventually adapt to them and will feel more comfortable while eating and speaking.
Dentures are made with the intent to replicate your natural teeth, so they will be able to fit in perfectly visually and even significantly enhance your smile and the overall appearance of your face.
While your mouth is still getting accustomed to the dentures, you may find it hard to pronounce some words. It may help to practice saying them out loud, and in time, you will have no problem with your speech.
It is highly recommended to take the dentures out at night. This allows tissues in your oral cavity to have a break, preventing sore spots and irritation.
You may need to wait 6 to 8 weeks for your gums to recover after the teeth have been extracted. This is so that any swelling that may occur after the extraction is not taken into consideration when assessing the fit of the dentures.
In the first few weeks or even months of using your new dentures, you may find it uncomfortable. Getting used to it may take time before you can comfortably eat and talk with it. On the contrary, implant supported dentures are so stable that they are not subject to this , patients feel comfortable right away.
It is a worthy investment to have dentures, but the length of its usability is all up to how well you take care of it. Additionally, it is inevitable for your mouth structure to change over time, such as when your gum tissues change and recede, so you might need to get your dentures adjusted or re make new ones every 10 -15 years.
With regular dentures, it is recommended to avoid eating any tough foods such as nuts, popcorn, apples, carrot sticks, corn on the cob, and tough meat, you will learn how to eat these after you learn how to efficiently use your dentures. Food that requires to be softened with multiple bites may cause stress on both your dentures and gums. When you chew too much, the collision of your dentures and gums may end up causing sore spots.
However, with implant supported dentures, you have the freedom to eat whatever you like.
To keep your dentures clean, make sure to remove and clean them daily. Use a soft-bristled brush with a denture cleanser to remove any bacteria and plaque. If you are using denture adhesive, cleanse and remove any adhesive remnants on the grooves of the dentures that go against your gums every night and do not wear your dentures at night time.