Considering Complete Dentures? Here's How to Know if You're a Good Candidate

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Complete dentures can completely change your life if you're suffering from substantial tooth loss. Here's how to know if you're a good candidate for them.

Have you been thinking of getting complete or full dentures for a little while now because your quality of life has suffered due to your current tooth loss? Not sure if complete dentures are the right denture solution for you though?

Here's how to know if you're a good candidate for this life-changing device.

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How to Know if You're a Good Candidate for Complete Dentures

Wading into the world of dentures can be an overwhelming experience. With partial, complete, or implant-supported dentures to choose from, knowing which type best fits your unique circumstances can take a bit of research and time.

While it's always best to discuss your options with your denturist, this handy guide should let you know if complete dentures are right for you — and if you're right for them. 

How many teeth are you missing?

The easiest way to know if full dentures are right for you is to accurately assess how many natural teeth you have missing. Since complete dentures are exactly what their name implies, they are best suited for patients who no longer have all or most of their natural teeth. If you still have some of your natural teeth remaining, you may need to get them surgically extracted before proceeding with full dentures. And if you only have a few natural missing teeth, then a partial denture is probably your best choice.

Are you no longer enjoying life because of your missing teeth?

If your missing teeth are making it difficult to eat, smile, or talk, then you are most likely a good candidate for complete dentures. These advanced prosthetics can help you regain your confidence and ability to eat the foods you love, improving your quality of life immeasurably in the process.


How is the overall health of your mouth?

Complete dentures will suction to the top of your mouth/gums and the lower denture will securely float on the bottom of your mouth. If your gums and mouth tissue are extremely sensitive due to disease or tooth decay, it may make sense to get them in order before proceeding with complete dentures and tooth extraction. This will ensure your full dentures don't cause you any pain or discomfort upon their placement. 

Can You Afford Complete Dentures or Implant-Supported Dentures?

Dentures are an important investment in your future quality of life. As such, they come with a corresponding price tag. Knowing how much you can spend on your complete dentures will help you select the proper ones for your unique circumstances. Many denturists also offer flexible financing solutions, helping you manage the cost of your full dentures and space out payments to make things easier on you.

If you are doing well financially, then denture implants may be something you want to consider. These implant-supported dentures are the gold standard in tooth replacement technology and provide unparalleled fit, function, and durability to their wearers.

If Your Missing Teeth Are Making Life Miserable, Complete Dentures Can Fix That

The main deciding factor when it comes to whether you are a good candidate for complete dentures is having a compromised quality of life due to your missing teeth. Dentures can rectify all the problems associated with missing natural teeth, and complete ones are a good fit for anyone who no longer has most or all of their natural teeth. 

If you are in need of affordable dentures in Calgary, be sure to contact us today to find out more about the denture solutions we can provide.

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If you need affordable dentures or denture repairs in Calgary, Future Smiles Denture Clinic has you covered. Just get in touch with our helpful denture team by calling 403-475-0016 or by booking a FREE consultation or by visiting our Coral Springs NE or Macleod SW Calgary clinics. We'd love to help get you smiling again!



Q: How do you know if your dentures fit right?

The easiest way to know if your dentures are fitting right is to see if there have been any changes since when you had them inserted by your denturist. A general rule of thumb for complete dentures is that the top one should suction smoothly to your gums while the bottom one should stay securely in your mouth as it floats above them.

Q: How long does it take for dentures to feel normal?

It varies from person to person, but typically it takes around one month for someone to get fully adjusted and comfortable with wearing their complete dentures.

Q: Can you eat properly with dentures?

It may take some time to get accustomed to eating with your dentures, but after a little while, eating your favourite foods should not be a problem. You may want to initially avoid a few types of food, such as toffee, nuts, and popcorn. 

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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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