Who needs dentures? More people than you might think. Our Summerland dentists list the two types of dentures available at Jubilee Dental Centre and explain why you might need them, along with how they can improve your oral health.
What are dentures?
Our dentists in Summerland can create these artificial teeth and gums to custom-fit your mouth. Dentures are tooth replacements match your existing teeth, and are made to replace natural teeth that are lost or have been removed.
How will I know if I need dentures?
Dentists recommend dentures to patients of various ages more often than you think. Even if you've previously thought of them as options for only certain kinds of patients or for seniors, you and your dentist may consider this tooth replacement based on a number of individual factors.
If you visit your dentist regularly for checkups and maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine at home, you may never need dentures. However, if you have a history of issues with your teeth and have experienced dental problems before, dentures could be in your future.
What are the different types of dentures?
Replacing missing teeth is critical to maintaining oral health. If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist can help you decide between full or partial dentures.
Used to replace one or a few missing teeth, partial dentures are usually made of a combination of acrylic and metal.
Are all of the teeth in your top or bottom jaw missing? We can use full dentures to replace them. Depending on your needs, these may be combined with implants so that they fit your teeth more securely.
How should I care for my dentures?
Like natural teeth, plaque and tartar can build up on your dentures. This can cause discolouration, bad breath, stains and issues with your gums. To prevent this from happening and keep plaque from spreading to your natural teeth and gums from your dentures, you'll need to clean your dentures daily.