Candidates for Dentures
Were you aware that approximately one-quarter of adults aged 65 and older have lost all of their teeth? Dentures offer a common and reputable solution for this issue. They are so reliable and natural-looking that you might have conversed with someone wearing dentures without even realizing it. Are you considering whether you might be a suitable candidate for dentures?
To qualify for this restorative treatment, you should:
- Desire to replace multiple or all of your teeth.
- Not use tobacco products or smoke.
- Possess a healthy jawbone (we can assist you in achieving this!).
- Not experience dry mouth.
- Be willing to properly maintain your dentures at home.
- Continue to attend regular dental check-ups, similar to caring for natural teeth.
How should you maintain your dentures? Caring for your dentures involves routine cleaning and check-ups, as even patients with flawless prosthetics require periodic dental visits. During your appointments, we will assess your dentures and their fit, while also examining 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 steps:
- Remove your dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest.
- Soak your dentures in warm water, with or without denture cleanser.
- Do not soak dentures with metal clasps in any solution except warm water.
- When not wearing your dentures, store them in water to prevent drying out and warping. Avoid soaking in hot water.
- While your dentures are out, clean and 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, maintain your natural teeth with regular brushing as usual.
The Cost Of A Denture In Toronto
The cost of dentures can vary significantly, with a typical range spanning from approximately $900 to $3,500 or even higher, depending on various factors. The wide range in denture costs is due to the availability of denture options tailored to diverse needs. For example, full-mouth dentures can cost anywhere between $1,800 and $3,500 or more. In contrast, the average ballpark estimate for a complete set of implant-supported dentures is approximately $30,000.
Several crucial factors influence the cost of dentures, including:
- The specific type of denture that suits your needs.
- Any necessary dental extractions or preparatory procedures.
- The potential requirement for X-rays.
- Whether you choose to incorporate supportive implants.
Given the uniqueness of each case, it is essential to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination. This assessment allows us to thoroughly evaluate your individual circumstances and present you with a variety of treatment options to consider. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a more precise and tailored cost estimate. We are here to provide you with the personalized information you require.
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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 dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures They rest right on your gums over the bones of your mouth. The stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching them to dental implants. Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are called partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing.
The cost of dentures will depend on the kind of denture you need and the complexity of your dental care. We will provide you with a quote after your first consultation.
We will provide you with personalized aftercare instructions for your dentures. Here’s a quick reminder: While your dentures are removed, be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water to make it softer or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth. If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss.
Always remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a chance to rest. Soak them in warm water with or without denture cleanser. If your dentures have metal clasps, only use warm water for soaking, as other soaking solutions can tarnish the metal. When you’re not wearing your dentures, keep them in water to stop them from drying out or warping. Never use hot water for soaking.
When you first get your dentures you may have to start with soft foods until your mouth becomes accustomed to your new teeth. Some minor irritation may occur during this time. As you get used to your new dentures you can begin introducing more challenging foods back into your diet. Use a knife and fork to start the chewing process for you, chewing slowly using your teeth in the back of your mouth. You may use a small amount of denture adhesive to hold your dentures in place. For a more secure fit, you may consider implant supported dentures.
Your health and comfort are important to us. Having dentures measured, created and fitted isn’t normally painful at all. However, you may possibly need to have teeth extracted, periodontal treatment or dental surgery to make you a suitable candidate for dentures and there may be a period of discomfort after you get your dentures while you get used to them.
We will talk to you well in advance about your recommended treatment plan, all of your options, the risks involved and what we can do to minimize any stress and discomfort. Sedation options are available.
Both partial dentures and bridges are used to replace missing teeth and dental bridges are sometimes called “Fixed Partial Dentures” so it is easy to see where the confusion comes from. The most simple explanation is that partial dentures are easily removable and a bridge is permanently cemented in place.
Bridges are also just the tooth part whereas partial dentures nearly always have pink acrylic ‘artificial gums’ to which prosthetic teeth are attached.