Candidates For Dentures
Did you know that approximately a quarter of individuals aged 65 and older have lost all of their teeth? Dentures provide a widely accepted solution for missing teeth, offering a dependable and natural-looking option that often goes unnoticed by others. Are you considering whether dentures might be the right choice for you?
To determine if you’re a suitable candidate for this restorative treatment, consider the following criteria:
- Desire to replace multiple or all of your teeth.
- Non-smoker or non-user of tobacco products.
- Possession of a healthy jawbone (we can assist with this!).
- Absence of dry mouth.
- Willingness to maintain proper denture care at home.
- Commitment to regular dental check-ups – just as you would with natural teeth!
How should you care for your dentures? Ensure their longevity with routine cleanings and examinations. Even individuals with impeccable prosthetics should periodically visit their dentist. During these appointments, we will assess your dentures’ fit and condition and also conduct comprehensive evaluations of your gums, tongue, jaw, and overall oral health. In essence, we prioritize your oral well-being, not just your teeth.
To maintain your dentures at home, follow these guidelines:
- Remove dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest.
- Soak dentures in warm water, with or without denture cleanser.
- Do not soak dentures with metal clasps in anything other than warm water.
- When not wearing dentures, store them in water to prevent drying out and warping. Avoid hot water for soaking.
- With dentures removed, clean and gently massage your gums.
- If your toothbrush causes discomfort to your gums, rinse it under warm water or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
- If you have partial dentures, continue brushing your natural teeth as usual.
The Cost Of A Denture In Innisfil
The price range for full or partial dentures typically falls between $900 and $3,500 or even higher. Denture costs can vary significantly due to the availability of diverse options tailored to different requirements. For instance, full-mouth dentures can range from $1,800 to $3,500 and beyond. On the other hand, the approximate ballpark figure for a complete set of implant-supported dentures averages around $30,000.
Several key factors play a role in determining the cost of dentures, including:
- The specific type of denture that best suits your needs.
- Any necessary dental extractions or preparatory procedures.
- The potential need for X-rays.
- The decision to include supportive implants.
Given the uniqueness of each case, it is essential to engage in a conversation with a dentist and undergo an oral examination. This comprehensive assessment allows us to thoroughly evaluate your individual circumstances and present a range of treatment options tailored to your needs. We would be delighted to provide you with a more precise and personalized cost estimate. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
The restoration of gaps caused by 1 to 3 missing teeth can be accomplished with dental bridges, while dental implants offer the capability to replace any number of missing teeth. However, dental implants typically come with a higher initial cost and specific health prerequisites for candidacy.
By diligently caring for and maintaining your dentures, you can anticipate a lifespan of 5 to 10 years. It’s important to bear in mind that aside from the natural wear and tear on the dentures, your oral anatomy also evolves over time, potentially necessitating the acquisition of a new set.
Wearing dentures to bed is permissible, but it’s not the preferred choice. It’s better to make a habit of removing them at night for soaking to facilitate cleaning of your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth, and to allow your gums and jaw to rest.
Your upper dentures should create suction against your gums, while the lower dentures should sit slightly above your gums, remaining stable without difficulty. Partial dentures should maintain alignment with your natural teeth and avoid excessive movement. Implant-supported dentures securely snap into place, ensuring stability. If you’re uncertain about the fit of your denture, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for a fit evaluation and potential adjustments.
Once you’ve allowed yourself some adjustment time with your dentures, you should generally be able to enjoy a wide range of foods. However, it’s wise to be mindful of certain foods that can be tough on your dentures or potentially cause irritation. Foods that are hard or sticky, such as caramel, carrot sticks, or tough cuts of meat, as well as those with small particles like popcorn or seeded crackers, may warrant occasional indulgence rather than regular consumption.