How to Prepare for Your New Set of Dentures
We know how exciting and anxious you may be about getting your new smile! Here at Smile Denture and Implant Clinic, we pride ourselves in crafting quality and durable smiles. We see many patients often inquiring about types of dentures, best denture solutions for them and our best advice for new denture wearers. We know how helpful and important it is for everyone to be aware of their options are when it comes to dentures and to have an idea of the process. Here we share a few tips for patients considering dentures at our clinic, and we are happy to answer all of your questions via free consultation as well.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a type of prosthetic device used by people who have lost their teeth due to age, an accident, or because of a gum disease.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are many different types of dentures that will be best for different needs. At our denture clinic we offer: traditional, immediate, partial and implant supported dentures. You should always have a discussion with a denturist prior to finalizing your decision. Denturists are qualified professionals that can assess your needs and develop a customized denture treatment plan for you. This is essential to ensure the most comfort, best durability and patient satisfaction in the long term. To learn more about specific types of dentures you can also visit our page on denture services.
What is the process for getting new dentures?
Getting dentures is an easy process once you have met with your denturist and decided on the treatment plan. Some dentures will take longer than others. For instance, immediate dentures are true to their name and you will get them immediately after your teeth extraction, should you have one. However, they are not a permanent solution to missing teeth. Traditional dentures will take anywhere between two to three weeks at our denture clinic, and will require taking impressions, making moulds and fitting appointments. Implant supported dentures will take the longest, but are well worth the wait! This is because implant supported dentures are the closest you will ever get to natural feel of missing teeth. To learn more about implant supported dentures check out our blog om Choosing The Best Denture Implants For You.
Who should you trust with your smile?
The best person to consult when in need of dentures is a denturist. A Denturist is a dental health care professional who provides denture care directly to the public. Denturists examine patients who are missing some or all of their teeth, and can design, construct, repair and alter removable dentures. Alternatively, you can ask your dentist if they offer denturist services as well, as sometimes they specialize in dentures. Although, if you are looking for a denture specialist, seek a denturist.
What to expect from wearing dentures?
Deciding to get dentures is the beginning of your journey toward a more confident life. Wearing dentures may take some getting used to and this is normal. You will likely need some adjustments as well to ensure optimal functionality. Also, you may experience some discomfort in the first few weeks that will gradually subside. At this time, it is also important to maintain good oral health and clean your dentures properly. Cleaning your dentures well and correctly will ensure you get the most out of your dentures while also maintaining good oral health.
What to do if you are having trouble with your new dentures?
If the discomfort with your dentures does not seem to go away, it is best to seek help. We are only a call away for any denture related troubles. If you think it is time for your new smile, you can start today by scheduling a free, no obligation consultation at Smile Denture and Implant Clinic. You can contact us at 613.262.6332 for your free consultation or to answer any other questions you may have.