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Dentures in Delta

Consider either acquiring fresh dentures or preserving and refurbishing your complete or partial dental prosthetics. These contemporary oral appliances offer the possibility of replacing multiple or all of your teeth with minimal discomfort.
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Candidates For Dentures

Were you aware that approximately a quarter of adults aged 65 and above have lost all of their natural teeth? Dentures offer a widely accepted solution for tooth loss, blending reliability, and a remarkably natural appearance. In fact, you might have interacted with someone who wears dentures without even realizing it. Are you considering whether dentures could be a suitable choice for you?

To be considered an ideal candidate for this restorative treatment, you should meet the following criteria:

  1. Desire to replace several or all of your missing teeth.
  2. Abstain from smoking or using other tobacco products.
  3. Possess a healthy jawbone (if not, we can assist you in addressing this issue!).
  4. Not experience chronic dry mouth.
  5. Commit to proper denture maintenance at home.
  6. Maintain regular dental check-ups, just as you would with natural teeth.

Wondering how to maintain your dentures? Caring for your dentures involves routine cleaning and periodic examinations. Even individuals with flawlessly crafted prosthetics should visit their dentist periodically. During these visits, we assess the condition and fit of your dentures, as well as examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and overall oral health. In essence, we prioritize your oral well-being, not just your teeth.

To care for your dentures at home, follow these steps:

  1. Remove dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest.
  2. Soak dentures in warm water with or without denture cleanser.
  3. Avoid soaking dentures with metal clasps in anything other than warm water.
  4. When not wearing dentures, keep them immersed in water to prevent drying and warping. Avoid hot water for soaking.
  5. While your dentures are out, clean and gently massage your gums.
  6. If your toothbrush causes discomfort on your gums, rinse it under warm water or consider using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
  7. If you have partial dentures, continue brushing your natural teeth as part of your regular oral hygiene routine.

The Cost Of A Denture In Delta

The cost of dentures can vary significantly, typically ranging from around $900 to upwards of $3,500 or more, depending on your specific requirements. The price of dentures is influenced by various factors, such as:

  1. The type of denture you require.
  2. Any necessary dental extractions or preparatory procedures.
  3. The need for X-rays.
  4. Whether you opt for implant-supported dentures.

Each case is unique, so it is essential to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination to assess your individual needs. This assessment will allow us to present you with various treatment options and provide a more precise cost estimate tailored to your situation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a more accurate quote.

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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

Dental bridges are a suitable solution for closing gaps resulting from the absence of 1 to 3 teeth. Conversely, dental implants offer the flexibility to restore any number of missing teeth. It’s worth noting that dental implants generally involve a higher initial cost and specific health criteria for candidacy.

Through regular upkeep and proper maintenance, you can expect your dentures to remain functional for a period of 5 to 10 years. In addition to the natural wear and tear that affects the dentures, it’s important to note that your mouth undergoes changes over time, which may lead you to consider obtaining an entirely new set eventually.

While it’s possible to wear your dentures while sleeping, it’s advisable not to do so. Establishing the routine of removing them at night for soaking allows you to clean your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth, and it also provides an opportunity for your gums and jaw to rest.

Your upper dentures should create a secure suction with your gums, while the lower dentures should rest comfortably above your gums, remaining in place effortlessly. Partial dentures should maintain alignment with your natural teeth, minimizing movement. Implant-supported dentures securely snap into position, ensuring stability. If you have concerns about the fit of your dentures, please feel free to schedule an appointment with us. We will assess your fit and make any necessary adjustments.

Once you’ve had sufficient time to adapt to your dentures, you should find that you can consume almost any type of food. However, it’s important to be cautious with certain foods that can be tough on your dentures or potentially lead to discomfort. Foods that are hard or sticky, such as caramel, carrot sticks, or tough cuts of meat, as well as those containing small particles like popcorn or seeded crackers, may pose some challenges and are best enjoyed as occasional treats.

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