Everything You Need to know about Dentures

January 08, 2019, Dental Clinic Lethbridge

Dental Clinic Lethbridge
Dental Clinic Lethbridge
There are many different types of dentures that can be recommended by your dentist depending on the severity of their condition. Due to being custom-made for each person, dentures look and work very much similar to having natural teeth, especially after the wearer adjust to it.
The science behind dentures have developed immensely over the years, and currently, the dentures are made of prosthetic teeth, fastened to the oral cavity supported by surrounding tissues. 
 
There are many different types of dentures that can be recommended by your dentist depending on the severity of their condition. Due to being custom-made for each person, dentures look and work very much similar to having natural teeth, especially after the wearer adjust to it.

 

Types of Dentures

 

Dentures can be mainly categorized into two types:
 
-          Partial Dentures
-          Complete Dentures 
 
Partial dentures are for people who have one or a few missing teeth, yet with some strong natural teeth remaining in the mouth that can support a set of partial dentures. These dentures are mostly removable and are widely and commonly used by many people. 
 
There are also fixed partial dentures offered at your Dental Clinic Lethbridge. They are made of crowns that fit with the remaining teeth in the mouth. When compared to removable dentures, the fixed dentures are more expensive, but they are most stable and needs less maintenance.
 
Complete dentures are mostly worn by aging patients who have lost all of their teeth in one or both arches. Unlike the partial dentures, this type is solely supported by the surrounding tissue.
 
Dentures are one of the most effective, widely used, affordable and non-surgical treatments for missing teeth. Since you are introducing something new to your mouth, some adjustments and extra care is required in how you approach oral hygiene. When your Dentist Lethbridge creates your dentures, you can expect them to blend into your mouth, as they are virtually undetectable. During the first few months they may require an adjustment period. It might even cause minor irritation to the gum tissue when taking them out and putting them on until the wearer properly adjusts.
 
In the first few weeks of wearing dentures, it is better to eat only soft foods since chewing may require some getting used to. It is also important to practice chewing from both sides of the mouth as you introduce harder and more solid foods and your cheek, tongue,and mouth overall adapt slowly to your dentures.

Cost of Dentures

The cost of dentures in Canada varies depending on the dentist, the materials used and most importantly the complexity of the set of dentures that someone needs.  On average, a quality set of dentures cost around two thousand dollars. The cost of dentures is mostly covered by insurance. If the treatment is paid through an insurance company, it can be quite affordable. 
 
New dentures are mostly covered by insurances every 5 years. The exact amounts that Canadian insurance companies cover when it comes to dentures vary from one provider to another. Patients mostly go for dental financing programs with equal monthly payments spread over the course of 5 years.
 

Caring for Your Dentures

The durability of dentures largely depends on how you care for them. While the minimum durability is usually 5 years, if they are cared for correctly, they can last up to a decade or more without needing any replacements or new additions. Removing your dentures every night before you sleep and store them in a clean glass of water while they aren’t being used. They should be properly cleaned with a soft toothbrush and soap daily. It is also important to clean and rinses your mouth without dentures to clean away debris from the mouth.
 
If you are wearing dentures, it is important that you have regular visits with your dentist to ensure you are wearing, cleaning and maintaining your dentures properly. If you feel any discomfort when wearing the dentures, it is essential to visit denture clinic Lethbridge as soon as possible.Wearing ill-fitting dentures can cause lasting damages to your jawbone. 
 
If you have any questions about dentures and would like to visit our Lethbridge dental clinic, book an appointment with us today.

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