4 Signs You May Need Dentures

Getting dentures can be a life changing decision for many. We understand how important denture decisions are, so here at Smile Denture and Implant Clinic in Ottawa, we offer personalized and comprehensive denture treatments for our valued patients. Moreover, we offer a free of charge consultation so that you can have a peace of mind in deciding whether dentures are the best solution for you. As we often come across patients who have gone too long without seeking the advice of denture professional, here are some of the symptoms and signs to look out for in deciding whether you may need dentures. Moreover, if you answer yes to any of the following questions, feel free to give our denture clinic a call and we will be happy to schedule you for a free assessment.

Your Teeth Are Loose, Shifting or Missing

If your teeth have been shifting, becoming lose or missing, you require immediate action. These symptoms may be a signal of a progressed gum disease, tooth decay or a result of an injury and subsequent tooth trauma. Missing teeth may be the main culprits of a poor bite, and poor bite may cause adjacent teeth to shift. This shift may also create an opening or pockets where bacteria may develop, causing further tooth loss. As a result, it is best to replace any missing teeth with a partial denture as early as possible to prevent further teeth loss.

Your Gums Are Swollen and Tender

Gum disease is a leading cause of teeth loss in adults. Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque build up. This causes the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing. The good news is that the early stages of gum disease are reversible. This is easily achievable with the proper teeth cleaning and better oral care. On the other hand, periodontitis is a more serious condition.  Besides red, swollen gums and bad breath, people with periodontal disease may suffer from gum recession, widening of space between teeth, drifting teeth, or even loss of affected teeth. So the best solution to avoiding loosing your teeth is an early consult with our denturist.

You  Are Avoiding Dental Checkups

If you are not having regular dental checkups, you may be at risk of gum disease or other oral health issues. Having regular dental checkups is the best way for an early detection of any issues and specifically early signs of gum disease. Early prevention can even reverse the damage of gum disease by allowing gums to heal, and in turn allow you to keep some of the impacted teeth. 

You Are Self Conscious About Your Smile

Being self conscious about your smile can impact your self esteem. Missing teeth may also be impacting your bite and your ability to chew.  They may also affect your speech and appearance making you appear older than you are. If you feel self conscious about your smile, we are happy to help. Our denture clinic has restored many smiles for our valued patients and improved their self esteem. If you are simply curious about dentures, we can also answer all of your questions and concerns about complete and partial dentures. We will take our time to explain the best course of action for you.

We actively welcome new patients, so book your first appointment today by calling us at 613.262.6332 and get the smile you deserve.