3 Common Reasons For Needing Dentures

The improvements in cosmetic dentistry have been beneficial for all Calgarians, but perhaps none more so than denture wearers. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to say YES to dentures. 

Whether you opt for full or partial, dentures are a relatively inexpensive way to restore your appearance. They are highly recommended by Calgary denturists because they allow patients with significant tooth problems to:

  • regain proper tooth function
  • chew and speak easily and with confidence
  • improve their appearance
  • improve their oral health


3 Common Reasons For Needing Dentures

Contrary to popular opinion, tooth loss is not always due to aging. There are multiple oral problems that lead to the necessity of dentures, including:

1. Injury

It’s common to have a tooth knocked out during a fall, accident, or contact sports. Clenching or grinding your teeth can also eventually wear them down and result in tooth loss. Sometimes, the teeth can be preserved, but this may not always be the case.

To protect your teeth, remember to NEVER use them to:

  • Tear off tops, lids, or clothes labels
  • Crack nuts or ice cubes
  • Chew on pens or pencils
  • Loosen knots
  • Cut off thread

Have you sustained a serious tooth injury? Don’t worry!  If you have experienced severe tooth/teeth damage from an accident, dentures can quickly and easily restore your smile.


2. Gum Disease

Gum disease, especially if left untreated, is a leading cause of tooth loss. Over the years, you may lose the bone and ligaments that support your teeth, making dentures necessary. Because gum disease can be quite painless, it’s important to look out for early symptoms such as:

  • Swollen or red gums
  • Soreness
  • Gums bleeding when you brush your teeth
  • Pockets or gaps between teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Metallic or unpleasant taste in the mouth


3. Certain Medications

Some popular medicines, such as blood pressure medications, can damage teeth by reducing the protective effect of saliva in your mouth. Other drugs, such as treatments for chemotherapy, can impact your teeth by weakening your immune system and your oral health.

5 Tooth Loss Factors


Why Opt For Dentures

Without teeth, life can be a serious struggle. Tooth loss can make day-to-day tasks such as speaking and chewing very difficult. That’s why it’s important to visit a denturist if you have one or more teeth missing.

Here are three reasons why you should say YES to dentures:

1. Dentures Provide Support To Your Remaining Teeth

If you still have some natural teeth, partial dentures can provide some much needed support between them to keep them in place. Without the support, it’s possible your teeth will ‘drift’ into your gums.

With the added support from your dentures, it’s also less likely that food particles will become trapped in unusual places in your mouth.


2. No More Pain

If you have gum disease or suffer from tooth decay, you may be experiencing pain on a daily basis. If a root canal isn’t possible, then removing the decayed teeth and replacing them with dentures can make you more comfortable.


3. Improved Quality of Life

If you’re missing several teeth, you may be self-conscious about your appearance. Dentures can fill in the gaps in your mouth and improve your sense of confidence, making you more open to enjoying life.


Call Today

To find out how we can help restore the beauty and function to your smile with our wide range of tooth replacement options including flexible partials and implant-supported dentures, contact our Calgary denturist today 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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