Country Dental’s Cambridge dentists offer many options for people who need dentures (false teeth).
No one welcomes having to get partial dentures or a full set of replacement teeth but they are important. They help you chew, eat, and speak. Existing teeth are kept in position, preventing drifting which can lead to many dental problems. Most importantly, affordable dentures can bring your beautiful smile back.
Here at Country Dental, we strive to give you the confidence to show off your teeth without any self-conscious feelings. We also offer the convenience of an in-house denturist, so that we are your complete full service dental office.
The difference between complete dentures and partials are pretty simple. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are absent. Partial dentures are used when a few natural teeth remain.
These types of dentures are split into two parts:
- Conventional dentures
- Immediate dentures
Conventional dentures are made after all remaining teeth are removed and the gum tissue is allowed to heal for a long period of time. Immediate dentures are for use the same day any teeth are removed. Immediate dentures require more adjustment though, because gums and bones shrink while healing.
There are also two types of partial dentures:
- Removable partial dentures
- Fixed partial dentures
A removable partial denture is made from replacement teeth bonded to a gum-coloured plastic base and a metal frame to help keep them together and connects them. Fixed partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth. Dental crowns are placed on each tooth surrounding the space and the replacement teeth are bonded to the crowns. This forms a bridge that is also bonded into place.
Most patients here at Country Dental have many questions about dentures and we are glad to help you answer them. Asking your dentist in Cambridge, Fergus or Toronto about all possible avenues is the best way to explore your options. Here are some common frequently asked questions about dentures.
How do dentures feel?
As with any new thing, dentures may be uncomfortable for a short period of time. Irritation and soreness are common. As your mouth adjusts to the dentures, these problems should ease. If they persist, contact our dentures dentists at Country Dental.
Will dentures affect my speech?
Some changes in speech may happen. If something is difficult to pronounce, practice saying those words when you have free time. Be sure to contact our denturist at Country Dental if your teeth begin to click when you speak.
Are dentures visible?
We want your teeth and smile to look great! Dentures are designed to mimic to look and function of your natural teeth. You will do things naturally like any person without these problems.
How expensive are dentures?
The cost of dentures all depends on the patient’s needs. Before you even determine if you need a denture, some work might need to be done, like an extraction. You must factor in those costs as well.
A complete set of dentures usually costs more than partial dentures, naturally. Affordable dentures do provide a value though, insuring the peace of mind of our patients. Insurance might also cover the expenses for getting dentures. Our dental treatment coordinator will be happy to submit an insurance predetermination prior to your denture treatment. We offer direct billing to your insurance and payment plans.
How do I care for my dentures?
After getting your dentures, proper care is important to increase the lifespan of your denture investment. Our dentists and denturists will recommend particular ways to care for your new false teeth. A denture reline procedure may be needed from time to time to adjust the fit. Structural changes of your teeth and gums might also force the need for a new set of dentures as well.
Call and request an appointment with Linda, our Country Dental denturist at 519-620-7474, or for more information about getting dentures, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have any questions.
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