More people than you think need dentures. Here, our Langley dentists list the two different types of dentures available at Willowbrook Dental Clinic, and share why you might need them in addition to how they can improve your oral health.
What are dentures?
Our registered denturist can create these artificial teeth and gums, which fit your mouth specifically to replace natural teeth that have been lost or removed. Dentures match your existing teeth and are custom-designed to fit your mouth.
How do I know if I need dentures?
Dentures are recommended more often than you think, even if you've previously thought of them as options for only certain kinds of patients or for seniors.
If you maintain an exceptional oral hygiene routine and see your dentist regularly for checkups, you may never require dentures. However, if you have a history of dental problems and issues with your teeth, dentures may be in your future.
Why would my dentist recommend dentures?
To preserve your oral health, it's essential to replace any missing teeth. If you are missing one, a few or all of your teeth, your dentist can help you choose between partial or full dentures
Partial dentures are used to replace more than one or a few missing teeth. These are typically constructed from a combination of metal and acrylic.
Are you missing all of your teeth in your top or bottom jaw? We can replace them with full dentures, which may be combined with implants so that they fit your mouth more securely.
How should I care for my dentures?
Similar to natural teeth, plaque and tartar can accumulate on your dentures, leading to bad breath, stains and discolouration, and issues with your gums. To avoid these and keep plaque from spreading from your dentures to your natural teeth and gums, you'll need to clean your dentures every day.