Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and placed back into your mouth. We offer different types of dentures to meet our patient's needs. At Ottawa West Dental, we have an on-site denturist, Majid Ahangaran DD who will help you achieve a healthy smile with our denture services.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a removable replacement for some or all missing teeth. There are three types of dentures.
Conventional Full Dentures
Conventional full dentures are when all teeth are removed. Then, the gum tissue is given time to heal before the full dentures are placed in the mouth. It may take a few months for the gum tissue to heal fully, and during this time you will be without teeth.
Immediate Full Dentures
Prior to having your teeth removed, your Ottawa West Dental denturist will take measurements of your mouth. After the teeth are removed, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. You will not have to spend any time without teeth. You will need to have a follow-up visit to refit your dentures due to the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. In addition, the dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.
Partial dentures are ideal for when only a few teeth are missing on a particular arch. With the use of technology in denture procedures, partial dentures are made more comfortable. It is made out of custom-fitted plastics and artificial teeth with clasps to fit them onto nearby natural teeth.
Dentures help the following dental problems for patients:
- Speech improvement
- Chewing ability
- Appearance and aesthetics of a smile
Denturist at Ottawa West Dental
Our on-site denturist, Majid Ahangaran DD at Ottawa West Dental can provide you with custom-fit, and removable conventional, partial dentures or immediate dentures.
We provide consultations, examinations, and denture-fitting procedures. We will provide you with advice, and recommendations on how to wear, maintain and clean your dentures.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed, place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. As well, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You should always seek assistance from your denturist if your dentures feel uncomfortable or loose.If you think dentures might be the right choice for you, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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