Nowhere is our mission more important than when we create dentures for patients missing multiple teeth or to replace ones damaged or decayed beyond saving.
Natural-looking and always the perfect fit, dentures procured at our Airdrie clinic not only look and feel good, but help support the mouth structure properly, so you can continue eating the nutritious foods you need for your health.
What Are Dentures Made of?
Before, the artificial teeth in dentures were composed of porcelain and plastic. These were fragile, and cracked or chipped easily if dropped, and wore down more quickly than natural teeth. Today, denture teeth are made of tough, long-lasting resin.
No matter what kind of dentures you need, our Airdrie denture centre will ensure that they fit your mouth, match your existing teeth and can endure some wear and tear.
Our Airdrie dental clinic now offers partial dentures. Used to replace missing permanent teeth, partial dentures are attached to a metal frame and connected to your natural teeth. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges and are easy to take out for cleaning or sleeping.
When coming in for dentures, Airdrie patients typically opt for immediate dentures, made before teeth removal. During your first visit to our Airdrie dental clinic, we take measurements and make models of your jaws. The dentures are inserted after extraction, while your mouth heals and your permanent dentures are being made.
Also known as complete dentures, full dentures replace all your natural teeth, and are fitted for your top or bottom gum line. Held in place by suction and/or an oral adhesive, they, like partial dentures, are also easy to remove.
If you are having trouble with your complete dentures, overdentures might be the right choice for you. This is a removable denture that fits over any remaining natural teeth or over dental implants.
Caring for Your Dentures
Once you are fitted with your dentures, the friendly professionals of Sierra Springs Dental will make sure you learn all you need to know to clean and preserve them.
Complete and partial dentures must be cleaned every day, just as you would natural teeth. Without this care, plaque and tartar can build up and cause stains, bad breath and gum problems.
Plaque can also spread to your natural teeth and gums, causing gum disease and cavities.
To clean your dentures, remove them and rinse with clean water to dislodge any food particles. Brush the dentures all over with a denture brush or very soft toothbrush, using a mild soap or denture cleaner. While your dentures are out of your mouth, you should also clean your gums and any natural teeth with a very soft, wet toothbrush and toothpaste.
You should always remove your dentures before sleep to avoid damaging them and to give your gums a break. Submerge dentures in warm (not hot!) water to keep them from drying out or becoming misshaped. You should only use denture soaking solution if your dentures do not have metal components, which might become tarnished.
Any Questions? Ask Us
Dentures are not the right choice for everyone. To learn more and to ask questions, please contact our Airdrie dental clinic for an appointment, so we can put you on the course to ongoing dental health.