Dentures have been a reliable tooth replacement option for hundreds of years. You’ve likely heard the tale about President George Washington’s wooden teeth, which were actually made of hippopotamus ivory and bone. Regardless of their content, they certainly couldn’t have been very comfortable or looked that attractive. Today fortunately, dentures are a pleasure to wear and they look as good as natural teeth. If you would like to replace missing teeth with dentures, Prince Albert residents see Drs. Janzen and Gogolinski to discuss their best options.
What Type of Denture is Best for You?
When you to our dental office, your dentist in Prince Albert will assess the health of your remaining teeth your gums, and also evaluate the condition of your entire oral cavity, in order to recommend the best treatment option for you. Drs. Janzen and Gogolinski are experts in providing three different types of dentures for Prince Albert residents:
- Full Dentures
- Implant-retained dentures
Partial dentures are designed for those who are missing one or two teeth, whether consecutively or not. We can design a partial that will fit comfortably between your remaining teeth. Hidden clips or brackets attach to adjacent teeth to prevent the partial from slipping or popping out.
If you are missing all of your teeth along either the upper or lower arch, then a traditional full denture can restore your smile as well as your ability to chew and speak. A full consists of false teeth that are set on a base shaded to look like natural gum tissue. Your Prince Albert dentist will ensure that your full dentures feel as good as they look. Although dentures do need to fit somewhat snuggly over your gums, they should not rub and cause painful sores. If you’re wearing dentures that are uncomfortable, we can make adjustments so your smile remains secure without causing discomfort.
Implant-retained dentures serve many of our patients very well. These dentures are held in place by a number of dental implants that are strategically positioned along your jaw. Because the implants are surgically embedded in bone, you’ll never have a concern about dentures that slip, click or fall out.
Caring for Dentures
Although implant-retained dentures require the same maintenance as natural teeth—daily brushing and flossing and regular dental checkup—removable partials and full dentures need a bit more care. Be sure to use a special denture brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner; ordinary toothpaste can scratch the finish. Take care when handling your dentures because they are breakable. Store your dentures in water or a soaking solution overnight and never leave dentures in a warm environment.
For Dentures, Prince Albert Calls Our Office
Rather than contend with missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Drs. Janzen or Gogolinski to discuss how dentures can restore your smile.