In Ontario, the average cost of an implant-supported denture can vary from $2,500 – $9,000. The overall cost of the process can vary depending on how many dental implants need to be placed in the jaw. Contact us today to get an accurate estimate for your own set of implant-supported dentures.
Complete dentures are oral prosthetics that are designed to replace a complete arch of missing teeth. The base of the denture is typically made from an acrylic resin and the denture teeth are also made either from acrylic or porcelain. Complete dentures are supported in the mouth via the surrounding hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity.
Some of the distinct advantages of getting complete dentures include:
- They are a cost-effective treatment option for missing teeth
- Complete dentures provide excellent support for facial muscles and jaw structure
- They enhance your smile and can improve self-esteem
- Complete dentures that are properly fitted can help with speaking and eating normally
Complete dentures typically last anywhere between 5-10 years on average. The longevity of these oral prosthetics varies depending on bone/tissue loss, how well they fit, and how well they are taken care of. With a thorough oral hygiene routine and proper denture care habits, your complete dentures can even last up to 15 years.
One of the best alternatives for getting complete dentures is getting implant dentures. Implant dentures provide a comfortable, secure, and natural feel. Implant dentures are supported by dental implants which are fastened to your jaw bone. If price is not the main concern, implant dentures are your best bet.
Most patients adjust to their new partial dentures within about a week. You may experience some minor difficulties with speech and eating initially, but with daily practice, you’ll get used to your partial dentures in no time!
With normal wear and tear and good denture care habits, most partial dentures should last for roughly 7-10 years. Replacement is recommended after this time period to ensure a proper fit as your mouth and tissues change shape and structure over the years.
If your partial denture doesn’t fit properly, serious oral health complications can occur. Consult with a denturist regularly to make sure that your partial dentures are fitting well.
Partial dentures are designed to fill in spaces of missing teeth to preserve the placement of your remaining teeth. Not only are they designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth, a properly fitted partial denture also provides support for your lips, jaw, and facial muscles. With additional support and filling in the gaps of missing teeth, partial dentures will enhance your smile and your overall jaw shape.
A partial denture will not limit your ability to eat your favourite foods. In fact, properly fitting partial dentures can enhance your ability to chew and help you enjoy some foods that you otherwise might not be able to eat.
Keep in mind that it will take some time to get used to eating with your partial dentures. We suggest starting with softer foods and working your way up slowly towards your regular diet.
Your speech will be affected initially while you get used to wearing your partial dentures. The amount of time it takes to become comfortable speaking with your new partial dentures varies from person to person. On average, it takes up to 2 weeks to get fully acclimated and comfortable speaking with your partial dentures.
The fabrication process takes approximately 1-2 weeks. Immediate dentures are fabricated prior to your extractions. Our Denture Clinic will coordinate the extractions with your dentist /oral surgeon. Right after the extractions you would come in and have your immediate dentures fitted at our clinic
Immediate dentures are designed to act as a temporary solution following tooth extraction providing an immediate aesthetical solution for our smile. They help with the healing process, acting as band-aid covering the extraction site. Immediate dentures aid in eating during the healing process and keep you smiling confidently.
For each individual, the time is different depending on the number of extractions done, the person’s age and the medications taken. On average we see that it typically takes anywhere from 3-6 months to fully heal after getting your teeth extracted.
Taking your dentures off overnight is important to make sure that your gums get a chance to rest. When storing them overnight, make sure to rinse your dentures first and then keep them in a denture container with a denture cleaner. Most dentures will start to lose their shape if they’re not kept moist for a long period of time. At Halton Denture Clinic we provide you with a Denture Take Home Kit with everything you will need to take care of your dentures.
You should not be removing your Immediate dentures for at least 24 hours after being inserted for the first time – even when you’re sleeping (unless instructed otherwise). This helps the healing process and guides your tissue to take the shape of your new denture. Roughly after 1-2 weeks, you can start taking out your immediate dentures before going to bed to give your gums a chance to rest.
Both eating and speaking with your Immediate dentures will take some time to get used to. In terms of eating, make sure to start with softer foods and then work your way up to a more solid diet – also take your time when eating! With speaking, you might experience some difficulties and maybe even a lisp at first, but with some practice you’ll be speaking normally and confidently in no time.
The main purpose of Immediate dentures is to have an on-the-spot solution for your missing teeth following extraction. They act as protection for the sensitive gum tissue and help control swelling. They are a must for a quick, safe, and effective healing process following tooth extractions.
Repairing a broken denture can be done with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the severity of the breakage. Most repairs are done within ONE hour while you wait at our clinic.
Yes, at Halton Denture Clinic we use various reinforcements from gold-platted wire to fibres (fiberforce) to strengthen your broken denture. This helps to strengthen the broken area and avoid future breakage.
Our denture clinic carries a wide assortment of teeth moulds in many sizes and shades. We are able to replace the broken tooth with a new one.
Do not try to glue or put together the denture yourself as this might make it more difficult for our denturist to put it together. Bring the broken denture with any broken pieces to the clinic.
A tooth addition can be performed in most cases. The denturist will examine the situation and let you know the same day is possible. Sometimes laser welding is required especially when dealing with cast partial metal dentures. Additional time is required to do such repairs.
Your dentures get used every day 365 days a year. Over the years they wear down and you body changes alongside as things change in your mouth. Weight loss or weight gain can alter the fit of your dentures. Poor-fitting dentures are more vulnerable to breakage. Over time these factors weaken the denture and lead to breaking.
Soft liners absolutely need proper cleaning to maintain their vitality. As with all removable dentures, soft liners require a regular check-up to ensure fit and oral health. We will provide professional cleaning as well as education in the maintenance of your soft liner. Although the cleaning regimen is rather similar to how you would care for your dentures regularly (with care!).
If you’re new to wearing dentures, denture soft liners are a great way to make your dentures feel more comfortable and help you get used to the feeling. Denture soft liners are placed between the harder material from your dentures and your gums to give some extra cushion. Denture soft liners help absorb shock and can improve the overall fit and comfort of your dentures.
This absolutely depends on the individual. Much like getting used to dentures in general, adapting to denture soft liners can take some time. Although, getting used to soft liners should take less time to get used to than dentures. You can expect it to take a few days or even a few weeks to get used to your new denture soft liners. If you’re worried about the overall fit after this time, feel free to contact your denture specialist and book an appointment.
Denture soft liners can last approximately 1-2 years depending on the type of materials used. This lifespan can also increase or decrease significantly depending on how well you take care of your dentures.
Absolutely! At Halton Denture Clinic, we specialize in all sorts of damage repairs, including those for denture soft liners. If you’re noticing that your current denture soft liners aren’t working as well as they once did, or you accidentally damaged them while cleaning, give us a call! We will be happy to book you an appointment and get them fixed and back to you in no time.
Absolutely! Denture soft liners are made to work for everyone. Denture soft liners can be applied to new dentures no matter their material as well as older dentures and dentures in need of relining.
A denture reline is the process of resurfacing the inner plates of your dentures to help create a better, more comfortable, and more precise fit as your gum tissues change over time.
A denture rebase involves the replacement of the acrylic denture base without having to change any of the teeth. This process is common if the base of your dentures is significantly more worn out than the denture teeth.
The three types of denture reline procedures are:
Soft Reline – A short-term solution for patients with very sensitive gums. A soft reline uses pliable and soft materials to create a more comfortable and better fitting denture.
Hard Reline – The most common type of denture reline procedure that provides longer-lasting results for better fitting dentures.
Temporary Reline – A temporary solution that helps reduce inflammation of the gums until a better denture alternative is available.
A denture rebase is typically recommended for denture patients who have a denture with the acrylic material in poor shape but the denture teeth are in great condition.
Denture teeth last much longer than the base of your dentures. A denture rebase is recommended every 5-7 years to help extend the lifespan of your dentures.
It’s recommended that you get your dentures relined every 3-5 years in order to enhance the overall comfort, fit, and function of your dentures. Your gum tissues and jaw bone change over time and a denture reline helps conform to those changes.
A sports mouth guard is designed to act as a shock absorber that distributes force exerted onto your jaws and teeth evenly throughout the appliance. Sports mouth guards act as an internal impact barrier between your upper and lower teeth and also as a protective barrier from external impacts as well.
Sports mouth guards come in three main different types:
Stock MouthGuard – An inexpensive and universally fitting mouth guard that provides some protection, but not nearly as much as their counterparts.
Boil & Bite MouthGuard – Made from a thermoplastic material, this type of sports mouth guard is placed in hot water and then is placed in your mouth to be shaped around your teeth, providing a more comfortable and conforming fit.
Custom Fitted MouthGuard – Individually designed and made at a dental office based on an impression of your teeth. Although more expensive, they provide the most comfort and the best protection.
There are many different ways to thoroughly clean a mouthguard with common household supplies:
- Toothbrush & Non-Abrasive Toothpaste
- Alcohol-Free Soap & Water
- Diluted Mouthwash
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide & Vinegar
Each combination of household items provide a different level of cleanness and need to be rinsed off thoroughly. Contact our team to learn more about our techniques for cleaning your mouth guards!
Please feel free to call or email us with your questions and we will be glad to answer.