At Airdrie Denture Centre Ltd, we are committed to helping you regain the confidence in your smile while boosting your self-esteem and quality of life! If you’ve lost a significant number of teeth and require a full set of dentures, we can help. After a free consultation, our denturist will fit you for a customized set of complete dentures that will allow you to speak and chew with ease! We aim to be the reliable source for dentures in Airdrie.
These are dentures for replacing an entire set of teeth. These dentures use a flesh-coloured acrylic base that covers the gums and part of the mouth allowing for an entire set of false teeth to sit firmly and comfortably. A set for the upper jaw will cover the roof of the mouth while a lower set will be horseshow shaped to avoid covering the tongue. The standard dentures are completely removable.
Following are some ways you can ensure a comfortable eating experience while you have your dentures on:
Try taking smaller bites. You can do this by chopping down your fresh fruits and vegetables into thin slices. This will make your food easier to chew.
Add a drink to your meals. Some foods like wholegrain bread and cereals are healthy choices but can stick to your teeth. It is advised to eat such foods with water to make them easier to chew and swallow.
Avoid eating sticky and gummy foods as they can stick to your upper and lower molars and can damage and dislodge your denture.
How long do dentures last?
The oral history for every patient is different, so dentures may last anywhere from 10 years to 12 years. It is a false belief that dentures are supposed to last a lifetime. However, this is simply not true. In order to make them last longer, it is crucial that you maintain and replace them as and when required. Along with this, your dentures need to be assessed regularly by your denturist.
What does getting a denture mean and what is its process?
People require dentures when the majority of their teeth no longer function as they should. This can happen in the cases of old age, accident and injury. What comprises getting dentures is the extraction of natural teeth that have been assessed as incompetent during an oral examination. Following this, the denturist will assess your needs and discuss your expectations to provide a fruitful and positive outcome.
How can one assess the quality of dentures?
The process of assessing the quality of a denture by yourself may be difficult. The best way to find out about the quality is to simply enquire your denturist about the materials they use for making it. It is important to do so because poor quality materials can cause permanent wear and fracture of your denture.
What is the cost of full dentures?
The cost of complete dentures varies from clinic to clinic. For more information, you can schedule a no-obligation, cost-free consultation with us.
Is it possible for me to get dentures that look like real teeth?
Yes, it is possible for any patient to get dentures precisely imitated like real teeth with the help of high-quality materials and techniques that render an immensely natural smile.
If you’ve had a tooth completely knocked out or lost a few teeth due to a wide range of causes, partial dentures are for you. Our denturist will assess the spaces and gaps where your natural teeth used to be, and take a precise mold to ensure the partial dentures fit seamlessly with the rest of your existing natural teeth.
FAQS ABOUT PARTIAL DENTURES
How much do partial dentures cost?
Since the partial denture has to be made uniquely for each patient, the cost of this dental appliance depends on the kind of partial denture the patient is getting made. You can book a free and no-obligation consultation at our clinic for more information.
What is a partial denture?
Partial dentures majorly consist of artificial teeth that are attached to a base placed in the area of your mouth that is missing one or more teeth, when a bridge doesn’t seem to be a suitable option.
How does a partial denture work?
Partial dentures are applied by filling any gaps between your teeth with replacement teeth attached to a pink plastic base for keeping it in place.
Can you eat with a partial denture on?
Yes, you can eat while wearing a partial denture. However, you may find chewing uncomfortable in the initial stages, but it does get better with time. As you learn to adjust with your partial denture, make sure to cut your choice of food into smaller pieces, and avoid sticky or gummy foods.
How long do partial dentures last?
Typically, the lifespan of a partial denture depends on its fitting and the oral health of the rest of your remaining teeth.
If you’re having your teeth extracted and would like to have dentures inserted directly after the procedure, be sure to inquire about our immediate dentures. By choosing immediate dentures, you will avoid the potentially awkward situation of having to go an extended period of time without teeth.
Whether you’re interested in our complete, partial or immediate dentures, be sure to contact us today for a free consultation!
Immediate dentures are necessary when extraction of all your remaining teeth is required. The process of getting immediate dentures starts with your denturist taking an impression of your teeth and gums before the extraction. This impression is then used to create working models of your new dentures accurately. These dentures are then put in when your natural teeth are extracted. With immediate dentures, you can avoid having to go without teeth during post-operative healing.
While you are healing from the teeth extraction and insertion process, the oral tissues in your mouth, consisting of the gums and bones, will shrink into small-sized tooth sockets. This contraction of the tissues may require you to have a few adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Hence, it is suggested that you make frequent visits to your denturist for regular check-ups and maintenance during this period.
You may have to make some compromises and adjustments before installing your immediate dentures since your denturist has no way of fitting in the immediate dentures before the extraction of your teeth.
This procedure's final outcome leaves you with a comfortable fitting set of permanent dentures that enhance your overall oral health and appearance. Below are some frequently asked questions about immediate dentures:
How much does an immediate denture cost?
Often, the cost of an immediate denture or a same-day denture depends on the type of denture (temporary or transitional) being used during the healing process.
How long can you wear the immediate dentures for?
It is recommended you keep the immediate dentures in your mouth for the first 48 hours after your teeth have been extracted. Most doctors recommend wearing the immediate dentures continuously for the first week, after which you can remove them for cleaning.
Can you eat with immediate dentures on?
Although at first, you may feel a bit awkward and uncomfortable adjusting to the initial fit and function of your denture, try cutting your food into smaller pieces. Doing this may help you find a comfortable and convenient way of eating your food with your new denture. Please also note that you may still have trouble chewing sticky, hard or gummy foods such as marshmallows despite this practice.
Can I get my teeth pulled and denture done all on the same day?
Yes, you can get your teeth pulled and dentures done all on the same day. In 95% of cases when proper molds and jaw measurements can be taken, this is possible given the patient’s oral history.