Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth used to replace missing teeth.
Dentures are a great option if you are missing most or all of your teeth in your upper and lower arch. A full set of dentures refers to dentures that replace all of your upper or lower arch of teeth. Partial dentures replace some of your teeth.
Some people opt for implants to provide a more permanent, secure platform to attach the dentures. With implants, you don’t need to use denture adhesive to keep your dentures in place, and there is no risk of slippage.
Will people be able to tell I am wearing dentures?
Your dentist will ensure that your dentures match the colour of your gums and, in the case of partial dentures, your natural teeth.
Will dentures affect how I eat and speak?
You will get used to wearing your dentures, but it will take time and patience. If you have any challenges, our dentists will be happy to explain how to get used to biting and chewing with your dentures. Once your mouth is accustomed to the change, any minor difference in your speech should subside. Reading aloud can help to restore your normal speech.
How do I care for my dentures?
Since dentures function as prosthetic teeth, you need to care for them and ensure that bacteria and stains don’t accumulate on them. Remove and clean your dentures after every meal and take them out at night and let them soak in a special antibacterial cleaning solution. Soaking them also keeps them from drying out. If they dry out, they may warp and no longer fit properly.