Not sure which denture to pick? Or how to take care of them? We can help!
Q. I’m getting my first denture. What do I need to know?
Dentures can take a little getting used to. There are several different types of this prosthetic appliance, including complete dentures, which cover your upper and/or lower jaw, or partial dentures, which fill in the gaps created by missing teeth by attaching to your natural teeth with precision attachments. Dentures do not change your appearance in any significant way. The transition period of wearing dentures can be a little strange as you adjust to their fit. We can always make adjustments at the clinic to ensure that you have the best fit possible. Dentures typically last 5 to 7 years.
Q. How do I maintain my dentures?
Bring your dentures in for relines, repairs, and rebases. Sometimes, a soft liner is a very good option for giving your dentures a long life. Be sure to keep your dentures clean by rinsing them with water and brushing them with denture cleaner. Be careful not to scratch them, and do not soak them in bleach or denture cleaner overnight. If you find hard deposits on your denture, do not try to scrape them off with something sharp, but bring them into the clinic so we can remove them professionally. Dentures need to be kept moist so that they don’t lose their shape and fit, so keep them in a moist denture container overnight if you remove your dentures for sleep.
Q. What do I need to know about dental implants?
Dental implants are permanent fixtures in your jaw, made of pure titanium, which allows you to fasten a denture to them. This procedure can take up to 3 visits over up to 5 months. You can care for your implants the way you would care for your natural teeth, with brushing and flossing thoroughly. Having implants installed can be seen as a stressful experience; however, our staff is trained to make you feel comfortable and safe. Costs for implants vary, and we ensure that you know what you will pay long before the implants are installed.
Book an appointment with West Vancouver Denture Clinic, or if you are experiencing an emergency with your dentures, please come into North Vancouver Denture Clinic.