Central Oakville Dental Care provides patients with a variety of dental services and solutions including professionally made and fitted dentures. Whether you require full or partial dentures, our professional dental team will give you something to smile about.
When you have missing teeth, it can make it difficult to chew and talk. It can even affect your appearance. Your cheeks may have a hollow or sunken appearance where the missing teeth are. And it can certainly affect your self-confidence and even impact your dental health. Full and partial dentures provide a solution for patients in Oakville who are looking to regain their smiles.
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial or prosthetic teeth which are used to replace teeth that are missing or that have been removed. Dentures may replace all your teeth (full dentures) or just a few that are missing (partial dentures). They are custom designed by your Oakville dentist and created to match your existing natural teeth.
Why might your dentist recommend dentures?
Missing teeth should generally be replaced. Wearing dentures isn’t just about restoring a certain appearance, it can be important for your dental and overall health, and it helps to prevent the shifting of other teeth and preserve the structure and shape of the face.
Being able to properly eat and chew is an important step for digestion and helps ensure that you keep your body nourished with healthy food.
Types of dentures
Depending on your needs and dental health, there are two main types of dentures your Oakville dentist may recommend:
Partial dentures – as the name suggests, partial dentures are used when only some of your natural teeth are missing. They are often used when your existing teeth are not strong or healthy enough to support a bridge. Partial dentures fasten to surrounding teeth or implants, however, they are easy to take in and to clean them or for sleeping.
Full dentures – these dentures replace all of your natural teeth and can be fitted to your top or bottom gum line. They stay in place using suction or an oral adhesive and can be removed easily.
Caring for your dentures
Regardless of the type of dentures you get, it is important to care for them just like it is important to care for your natural teeth. Since bacteria and plaque can still build up on dentures, cleaning them is essential as these bacteria and plaque can harm your gums and remaining teeth.
To clean your dentures, remove them from your mouth and run clean water over them. Then brush them with a very soft toothbrush or denture brush using a denture cleaner or mild soap. Do not use an electric toothbrush or regular toothpaste as these may damage your dentures.
With your dentures out of your mouth, you should also be sure to clean your natural teeth and gums with a soft toothbrush as well to help keep them healthy.
Make sure you soak your dentures daily with a denture cleaning tablet in room temperature water (never hot), carefully following the instructions label specific to that tablet. Finally, remember to remove your dentures before sleeping.
Contact us today
If you have missing teeth that you would like to replace with dentures, contact us today for a consultation with us at Central Oakville Dental Care.