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Dentures in Mississauga

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Are You a Candidate for Dentures?

If you’re facing the prospect of getting dentures for the first time, then you’re not alone.

On average, one in four adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth.

Although you may be worried about wearing “false teeth,” rest assured that dentures still represent a popular, highly respectable, and discreet tooth replacement solution. In fact, you’ve probably already spoken with someone who was wearing dentures and you never even noticed. Well-made dentures can help you enjoy a stable bite and confident smile.

Are you a suitable candidate for dentures?

Whether you need a prosthesis to replace just a few or all of your teeth, you probably qualify to get a denture if you:

  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco
  • Have plenty of healthy bone tissue in your jaw (we can still help you if you don’t)
  • Have healthy saliva levels
  • Are capable of taking good care of your mouth and caring for a set of dentures

Taking Care of Your Dentures

Do You Already Wear Dentures?

Take good care of your prosthetic teeth by cleaning them daily and visiting the dentist for regular checkups. Even if you have no concerns about your current denture, it’s still a good idea to have the fit checked and have your gums examined for signs of disease. During your visit to our Mississauga dental practice, we will check the fit of your denture, examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and mouth, answer your questions, and give you tips for keeping your denture in good shape.

Home Care for Your Dentures

Always take your dentures out before going to bed at night. This gives the tissues in your mouth a chance to rest and “breathe.” Don’t leave your dentures out to dry, however. If they dry out, this can damage the acrylic and make them lose their shape.

 

Store your dentures in a container of clean, warm water any time you are not wearing them. Never use hot water on your denture. Hot water can make your denture acrylic soften and lose its shape. You can add a denture cleanser to this solution to help keep them fresh, but avoid doing this if your denture has visible metal parts, as they can tarnish if you leave them in a cleaning solution for too long.

 

Remember to clean your mouth when you take your dentures out. Use a toothbrush and floss to clean any remaining natural teeth you may have. You can clean your gums with a soft toothbrush or with a clean, damp cloth.

Cost of Dentures in Mississauga

There’s no set price for dentures because dentures come in a variety of styles to suit different needs. For example, a complete set of upper and lower dentures can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3,500. You will pay less if you only need either an upper or lower denture or if you only need a partial denture to replace a few teeth.

Are you interested in getting dental implants to give your denture added support and stability? A complete full-mouth set of implant-supported dentures can cost you up to $30,000.

As you can see, there’s an enormous range of difference between $1,800 and $30,000.

To find out what your tooth replacements will cost, visit us for an in-person dental exam where we can provide you with an estimate based upon your unique treatment needs.

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to schedule a denture consultation & exam.

We look forward to meeting you to find out how we can help you live a better life with a sturdy and beautiful denture. We will need to examine your mouth carefully to assess your bite and the health of your gums and jawbone. After the exam, we will explain all of your treatment options to you so that you can make an informed decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A complete denture is a full arch of false teeth that rests on top of the gums on the upper or lower part of the mouth. These dentures stay in place with the help of gravity (lower dentures) or a suction grip on the roof of the mouth (upper dentures). A full denture may be may entirely of acrylic, or it can have an inner metal frame for added strength.

A partial denture is a prosthetic that replaces just the teeth that are missing, and it has clasps that help it hook onto the remaining teeth for support.

An implant denture is a denture that has special attachments that snap onto dental implants. The denture looks and feels like a regular denture, but it has extra support and stability from the implants.

The cost of dentures is highly variable and it depends on the complexity of your treatment needs and your aesthetic preferences. We will provide you with a personalized cost estimate after we’ve examined your mouth in a comprehensive dental examination.

Clean your dentures every day with an approved denture cleaner. Don’t use any household cleaning chemicals on your denture. If there is visible food debris on your denture, clean it off with a soft toothbrush. Store your dentures in a container of clean, warm water whenever they are not in your mouth. Clean out your mouth and brush and floss your remaining teeth every day, as well. Visit us for regular checkups to ensure that your denture stays strong and your mouth stays healthy.

Ideally, you should take your dentures out anytime you plan to be asleep for several hours at a time. This is because you likely wear your denture during most of your waking hours, so nighttime is a good opportunity to give your mouth a break from your denture.

Additionally, your mouth tends to dry out when you sleep, and this can foster the growth of harmful bacteria on your denture and remaining teeth. On occasion, you may forget to remove your denture before bed, or you may choose to leave it in overnight for social reasons, but try to otherwise make it a habit to take your denture out at night.

Remember to store your denture in a glass of warm water when you take it out for the night. Never use hot water to soak your denture.

It can take a little while to get used to eating with dentures, if this is your first time getting a set of false teeth. Start out by eating mainly soft foods and cut firmer foods into very small pieces before eating them. Focus on chewing with the teeth that are towards the back of your mouth. If you don’t yet feel confident in your denture, a little bit of denture adhesive can give you a greater sense of security. Practice eating at home before you venture out to eat in public or at social gatherings. As you gain more confidence in your ability to eat with dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy a greater variety of foods.

No, there is nothing painful about getting dentures. You may need to have some other treatments done before you get fitted for dentures. For example, you may need gum disease treatment, bone grafting, or dental extraction, or dental implants before your mouth is ready to receive dentures. There can be some post-operative discomfort associated with those treatments, but we’ll make sure your mouth is healed and comfortable before moving on to the next step.

We will discuss your treatment needs with you to make sure you understand the risks and your treatment alternatives and we will let you know what we can do to help you mitigate any potential discomfort.

Both dental bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth by spanning the gap between the remaining natural teeth. The main difference is that a bridge is permanently attached to the anchor teeth via dental crowns, while a partial denture is removable. The denture rests on the teeth with the help of metal clasps. Additionally, the partial will normally include some pink acrylic material that helps it look like there are gums around the false teeth while a bridge simply hovers over your natural gums.

If you’re trying to decide between getting a partial denture and getting a fixed bridge, we can help you! Book a consultation at our practice to learn more.

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