Dentures & Dental Implants: 5 Things You Should Know

Are you planning on visiting a denturist? From what to expect during your consultation to the benefits of dental implants, here’s a list of the top FAQs to help you prepare.

If you’re suffering from tooth loss, dentures or dental implants are critical to helping you look and feel good, and contribute greatly to the quality of your life. That’s why it’s important to maintain your replacement teeth, to ensure they’re always in optimal condition.

You may have to visit your denturist if you are:

  • finding it difficult to chew food
  • experiencing speech difficulties
  • notice that your gums are red and inflamed
  • wearing older dentures (over 5 years old)

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At Future Smiles, we believe everyone has the right to a beautiful and healthy smile, which is why we offer comprehensive and affordable tooth replacement options including flexible partials and dental implants, as well as emergency repairs and adjustments to ensure you get to enjoy a perfect and natural fit.

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Dentures & Denture Implant FAQs: What You Need to Know

For patients who are suffering from tooth loss, whether it’s due to age, injury, or disease, there are a wide number of tooth replacement options including traditional dentures and dental implants, that can help restore your smile.

However, for first-time wearers, the process of visiting a denturist and selecting your replacement teeth can be quite overwhelming.

To make it easier, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about dentures:

1. How Much Do Dentures Cost?

Contrary to popular opinion, high-quality, functional dentures are surprisingly affordable. During your initial visit, your professional denturist will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of cost based on your individual situation.

At Future Smiles, we believe that everyone has the right to a beautiful and functional smile, which is why we strive to make the denture payment process as stress-free as possible. We:

  • offer financing options for all of our plans and treatments
  • work with you and your insurance provider to come up with a personalized financial strategy
  • offer direct billing to all major insurance providers

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2. What Can I Expect From My Annual Visits to the Denturist?

Most patients understand the need for yearly dental check-ups, but if you wear dentures, then regular visits to your denturist are just as important. This will ensure the comfort and stability of your dentures and, more importantly, protect your oral health.

During these check-ups, your denturist will:

  • discuss and update your medical history
  • perform an oral examination on your teeth and gums
  • check the fit and quality of your dentures
  • check for any stains, chips and/or cracks
  • check the aesthetics of your replacement teeth
  • review your dental hygiene procedures and give you advice on how to care for your dentures or dental implants

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3. When Will I Receive My Dentures?

The answer to this question varies widely from patient to patient, and the amount of time it will take to receive a completed set of dentures will depend on your individual situation. Often, your denturist will be able to give you an estimate based on the consultation.

Remember: Your denturist understands your desire to have your replacement teeth quickly, but they also want to ensure that your new set of replacement teeth are properly crafted and fitted, so they will work hard to balance the two factors.


4. Will My Dentures Fit Properly?

A qualified denturist is a highly skilled craftsman, so you can be sure that your replacement teeth will not only fit well, but they’ll also look natural and compliment your existing facial features.

During the consultation, your denturist will assess your physical characteristics to create a pair of customized dentures that will:

  • allow you to speak and chew naturally
  • blend in with your remaining natural teeth
  • protect your gums
  • compliment your natural facial structure

Remember: To ensure you have the highest quality, more natural replacement teeth, it’s important to work with the right denturist.

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How Long Will Dentures Last?

When they are properly cared for, high-quality dentures can last between 5-7 years, although they will need regular readjustments or rebasing. It’s important to visit your denturist at least once a year to ensure the longevity and proper fit of your replacement teeth.

After 5-7 years: After this period of time, the tissues in your mouth will have changed, so you will require a new set of dentures altogether. 


Benefits of Dental Implants

An alternative to traditional dentures is dental implants - an innovative, comfortable, and completely natural-looking tooth replacement option. When taken care of, denture implants can last you a lifetime.

Other incredible benefits of this denture solution include:

  • they more accurately mimic natural teeth
  • they prevent bone loss
  • they’re easier to look after
  • they won’t limit the types of foods you can eat

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To find out more about our wide range of tooth replacement options, as well as our other denture services including emergency repairs, relines, and rebase, contact our Calgary 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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