5 Top FAQs About Dentures

Does the state of your teeth cause you pain or make it difficult to eat your favourite foods? Do missing teeth affect your ability to speak clearly and leave you feeling self-conscious about smiling?

Teeth are a gateway to physical and emotional health. The state of your teeth affects your ability to eat and consequently, your diet and nutrition. Missing teeth may also affect your ability to speak and your appearance, which impacts your confidence, self-esteem, and in some cases, causes isolation.

I think I may need dentures. What do I do?

Start by scheduling an appointment with a qualified denturist. An experienced denturist will determine whether dentures are the best course of treatment and what type of dentures best suit your needs.

What types of dentures are there?

There are two general categories of dentures. For those patients missing all of their natural teeth, a full denture is typically recommended to restore functionality. For patients with some teeth intact, partial dentures can be attached to your remaining teeth for support. There are also variations such as denture implants and flexible dentures. Your denturist will review all the options to find the best solution for you.

What is the average cost of dentures?

It is not possible to determine cost without knowing the current state of your teeth.

Denture fees will vary based on several factors including:

  • Material used
  • Number of teeth that need replacing
  • Design and fabrication of your dentures
  • How your dentures will be fixed

Your dental health should never suffer due to cost. If you have a dental benefit plan, find out what they cover. If you don’t have a dental benefit plan, find a denturist who will provide financing so you can comfortably spread the cost over a period of time. For seniors, the Government of  Alberta also offers a variety of dental assistance programs to help them access quality dental care.

How do I take care of my dentures?

A regular cleaning regime will do a long way to maintaining your dentures and your oral health. As you would with your natural teeth, brush twice a day with a specialized cleaner (never use regular toothpaste) to clean your dentures and remove food and plaque bacteria. Then rinse them thoroughly and soak them overnight in a denture cleaning solution.

Can I sleep in my dentures?

While you can wear your dentures at night, it is not recommended for several reasons. First of all, your gums and bone need a chance to recover from the constant pressure of wearing the denture all day. Secondly, soaking your dentures overnight is part of proper oral hygiene.

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Whatever your concerns, needs, and budget, the team at our Calgary denture clinic will work with you to help you get back your beautiful, healthy smile. To find out more about our services and costs, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or book a consultation.


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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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