Complete & Partial Dentures
Dentures and partial dentures continue to be a popular choice for replacing missing teeth, particularly when several or all of your teeth are missing. They are affordable and often covered by dental insurance, which helps to increase their appeal.
If you’re currently considering dentures, you may have a lot of questions. Are dentures the right choice for me? Is it difficult to get dentures? How do I care for dentures? Will my dentures look fake and obvious?
We’d like to address several of these concerns so that you can feel confident when you make your decision.
The Modern Denture Difference
We know that looking good is an important part of feeling good. It’s hard to feel confident if you are missing a lot of teeth, and you may feel hesitant to talk about dentures if you are remembering the dentures your parents or grandparents used to wear.
We have great news for you, though. Modern dentures made using up-to-date materials and techniques – like we do here at Waterloo Dental Associates – look attractive and natural and fit much more securely than dentures used to. Your dentures will be carefully designed with your coloration and facial structure in mind. Each tooth will be individually crafted and placed in the base to allow for the subtle variation that develops naturally in teeth. Our goal is to create dentures that look so lifelike, nobody will ever know your secret.
Caring for Dentures
Dentures do require a little extra care to keep them clean and in good shape, but once you develop a routine, you’ll find that caring for your new dentures has very little impact on your day-to-day life.
Each day, you’ll want to brush your dentures using a brush and cleanser designed specifically for dentures. Regular toothbrushes and toothpastes are too abrasive to be used on dentures. They could scratch the finish, which can cause them to look dull and collect stains and bacteria. We’ll help you pick out a good product.
Your dentures are designed to be durable, but they are vulnerable to heat and drying out. Wash and rinse your dentures using lukewarm water, and when they are out of your mouth, keep them in a small tub of water. Heat can cause your dentures to lose their shape, and so can allowing them to dry out.
Take care to avoid dropping your dentures. If they do fall, however, bring them in to us so that we can check them, even if they don’t appear to have sustained damage. Small changes in the shape of your dentures can affect the way that they fit, which could lead to discomfort and loose dentures.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures is to call our practice and schedule a consultation with Waterloo dentist Dr. Christopher Aldrich. He’ll discuss your goals, your needs, and your concerns with you and answer all your questions so that you can make informed decisions about your oral health.