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Dentures in Calgary – Taking Care of Your Dental Options

One of the most common complaints of those who are getting older in years is that their teeth aren’t what they used to be. Fortunately, Dr. Sandhu can make your teeth look and feel as they did when you were younger. When you visit Forest Lawn Dental Centre, we’ll make dentures tailored specifically to you.

All About Dentures

Dentures in Calgary are artificial replacements for missing teeth. Unfortunately, when teeth decay or gum disease leads to tooth loss, those empty spaces can cause further dental problems if they’re not filled. Luckily, these days, dentures are better made than ever before, and they look just like natural teeth.

 

There are two types of removable dentures: full dentures and partial dentures (bridges). Experts generally make them with acrylic resin over a metal base, and we will fit them to your mouth. Thanks to today’s technology, yours can fit comfortably and precisely!

How Dentures Work

Dentures are specially tailored to your mouth to give the appearance of a full set of teeth. In addition to helping you eat, drink, and speak, these appliances support your lips and cheeks.

 

After your dentures in Calgary are fitted, there may be an initial adjustment period, so start out eating non-sticky foods that are easy to bite into, and cut your food into small pieces. Your speech may also take a bit of effort when you first get your dentures, but should return to normal in little time.

 

In the first few days, you may notice excess saliva in your mouth, or you may note that your dentures loosen when you sneeze, cough, or yawn. This should improve with time.

How to Care for Dentures

When you sleep, you’ll need to store your dentures in a cleaning solution. You’ll also want to clean your dentures twice a day using denture brushes.

 

If your dentures are uncomfortable or misaligned, you should see a dentist for a refitting. Seeing a dentist every six months will help you ensure that your dentures remain properly aligned. For all matters concerning dental implants in Calgary, Forest Lawn Dental is the resource people trust.

Full and Partial Dentures

Conventional full dentures replace all of the teeth in your mouth. They are generally ready to be installed two to three months after all teeth have been extracted. For patients who do not want to go without teeth for that long, immediate complete dentures are also available. These are ready to be installed as soon as all of the teeth have been removed. However, because gums tend to shrink as they heal, immediate dentures tend to require additional adjustments over time.

 

Partial dentures are ideal for patients who still have some of their natural teeth. The replacement teeth are generally attached to a flesh-coloured plastic base, and a metal framework holds them in place in the mouth. Partial dentures can also be attached to a crown that is fitted to the remaining teeth. This type of denture is called a fixed partial bridge, and tends to look more natural, as there are no clasps involved.

Invest in Dentures Today

At Forest Lawn Dental, our professionals are interested in giving great-fitting dentures Calgary residents can depend on. Expect us to take time during the fitting process (several visits), making sure your fit is exactly as it should be.

 

Contact us today for an appointment!

 

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