5 Surprising Facts About Dentures

Are you a new denture wearer? Here are 5 surprising facts about full/partial dentures that you may not know about.

Many Calgarians suffer from tooth loss, whether it’s due to injury, disease, or age. If you are one of them, don’t worry! Today’s tooth replacement choices are much more natural-looking, comfortable, and durable, and they can help restore your functional and beautiful smile.

Some of your modern tooth replacement options include:

During a consultation, your denturist can assess your oral and overall health and specific needs to help determine which tooth replacement option is right for you.

Affordable and Quality Full and Partial Dentures in Calgary

At Future Smiles, we offer our patients a wide range of tooth replacement options, from traditional full/partial dentures, to implant-supported dentures to suit all your individual needs. We also offer flexible payment plans and house calls to give you the most convenient and stress-free denture experience possible.

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5 Surprising Denture Facts You May Not Know About

For anyone who has never worn full/partial dentures before, there are many ideas and myths that pop up when the word comes up in the denturist’s chair. However, if you are going to be wearing dentures, it’s important that you fully understand what this entails.

Here are 5 surprising facts about dentures that you may not know about:

1. Dentures Aren’t Just For Older Patients

One of the most common misconceptions about dentures is that young people (under the age of 65) don’t need them, whereas all seniors (over the age of 65) need them. Neither one of these assumptions is true.

Dentures are recommended if and when a patient’s natural teeth have sustained decay or injury to such an extent that it:

  • Negatively affects your quality of life
  • Hinders your ability to stick to a healthy and balanced diet
  • Interferes with your daily life and causes constant pain

This can happen to patients of all ages. Tooth loss has less to do with age and more to do with the condition of a person’s natural teeth.


2. Dentures Don’t Look Natural

Many patients worry that wearing dentures can be embarrassing because they assume that these replacement teeth will appear noticeable and unnatural. However, modern, high quality, and custom built dentures can be molded exactly to your jaw and gum line and will look and feel very natural.


3. Dentures Are More Common Today Than 50 Years Ago

Today, as more and more patients understand the importance of brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental checkups and cleanings, fewer people are experiencing tooth loss, which has led to the dropping prevalence of dentures.

Modern Denture Solutions

In addition to this, given the rapid advancement of denture technology, a higher number of patients are opting for more modern denture solutions, such as dental implants or flexible dentures, which provide greater comfort and a more natural looking appearance than traditional complete/partial dentures.

4. Dentures Last a Lifetime

Modern dentures look very natural and do an excellent job of simulating the functionality of your natural teeth, but the material they are made of is softer than enamel and it will wear out over time.

Depending on the type of dentures you opt for, and how well you take care of them, a partial/full denture will usually last 5-7 years before requiring a replacement. They will also need a reline every 2-3 years.

FREE Denture Repairs and Adjustments at our Calgary Clinic

At Future Smiles, when you opt for full/partial dentures, we offer 1 year of FREE adjustments and repairs to ensure your prosthetic teeth always fit comfortably.


5. When You Have Dentures, You Don’t Need to See a Denturist

Many patients believe that once they have replacement teeth, they no longer need to visit their local denture clinic. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Regular check-ups with your denturist will allow them to:

  • Perform any necessary cancer screenings
  • Check your bone levels
  • Check your dentures for a loose-fit or any signs of wear
  • Make the necessary adjustments to ensure you stay comfortable


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our wide range of denture solutions, and to learn how our denturists can help restore the health and beauty to your smile, you can contact our team at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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