Many people assume they will wear dentures eventually. However, with proper care, your teeth can easily last a lifetime. That said, should you lose the majority of your teeth, dentures can replace them and restore your smile.
And even if you are only missing a few of your natural teeth, you may want to think about filling out your smile with dentures. They can help you look younger while providing support to your cheeks and lips. Dentures aid in speaking, chewing, and swallowing.
If you are missing one or more teeth, contact our Bellesmere dental team in Scarborough to find out if dentures are right for you!
Dentures are typically made of acrylic resin or a combination of materials, and they can be either complete or partial, depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced.There are two types of dentures:
Each type is made from an impression of the wearer's mouth. Once the mould is made and the measurements are sent off to a dental lab to be made into permanent dentures, the dentist fits a temporary denture. Dentures are secured by attaching to or fitting over any remaining natural teeth or implants.
The type of denture that is most appropriate will depend on several factors, including the number of missing teeth, the condition of the remaining teeth and gums, and the patient's overall oral health. Our Scarborough dentist at Bellesmere Dental can help determine the best type of denture for each patient.
Taking care of your dentures is vital to your overall oral health. Proper care and maintenance are important to keep them looking and functioning at their best. Here are some tips on how to keep them in good condition:
If you have any concerns or questions about denture care, talk to our Scarborough dental team at Bellesmere Dental office!