Dentures in Mississauga – Fix and Replace Your Teeth Today
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Full Fixed Dentures
Full dentures (or full plates) are intended to replace all your teeth on either the top or bottom of your mouth. You would typically get a full plate when you are missing so many teeth that there is no support for partial plates. Full dentures on the bottom of your jaw are shaped like a horseshoe and rest on your gums, while the upper denture has a plate that covers the roof of your mouth. They have an acrylic base to mimic the look of your gums.
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Partial Plates – Partial Dentures
If you have healthy supporting teeth and only missing a few teeth, a partial plate denture might be the solution for you. They can be made with acrylic or metal and are designed to just pop in and out of your mouth. They are custom made to to fill the gap in your smile while colour and cosmetically matched to your remaining teeth.
Benefits of Having Dentures
- Prevent a “sunken” appearance in your face:
- Let you speak without slurring much
- Allows you to eat most foods
- Relatively quick to get
- Relatively inexpensive.
What is the Cost of Dentures in Mississauga?
The cost of dentures ranges from $650 to a few thousand per arch. The reason why there is such a range in fees because it depends on several factors such as: the material that the dentures are made of, the number of fittings required, the amount of teeth replacing (partial or full prosthesis) and the level of lab expertise required.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Immediate Dentures or Conventional Prosthesis?
Conventional dentures are those that you need to have impressions taken for in order for them to be made in a lab. They may be fitted over a few sessions at the dentist to make sure that the fit is comfortable. As such, they will be far more comfortable in the long run. Temporary dentures are used immediately after you have your teeth extracted to allow your gums to heal. They are nowhere near as durable as conventional dentures and are only designed be used on a short term basis only.
Will they Look Like my Real Teeth?
Yes, they will look like your real teeth. For some reason, there are still myths circulating about dentures not looking like real teeth, much like the wooden ones that were amongst the very first dentures. Dentures can actually be made to look like your real teeth, gaps and all! Nobody need ever know that you wear dentures if you do not want them to.
Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
The vast majority of standard dental insurance plans in Ontario cover dentures but your individual plan may cover any fraction of the fee, from 50%, 60%, 70% to 100% of the fee and anywhere in between. Insurance plans can be complicated so if you have any questions at all regarding whether you are covered for dentures then we can work with you to help you understand your plan.
Do Dentures Hurt?
They might hurt when you first get them as you get used to them, however, long term they shouldn’t be painful and should be comfortable. If not, please give us a call.
How Long do Dentures Last?
Dentures last 5-10 years if you take care of them properly. Of course, during that time, they may need to be rebased, relined or refitted from time to time if your mouth undergoes any changes or if they start to show signs of wear and tear.
What Are The 3 Most Typical Problems with Dentures
There are many problems that you could have with your dentures but there are three very common problems below for you so that you can see exactly what to expect:
- “The lower dentures are looser than the top ones” – This is actually inevitable because the top dentures are naturally subject to a greater level of suction thanks to the nature of the gums. The upper gums offer much more support than the lower gums so do not worry as it is perfectly normal. However, you may want to use a little denture adhesive on the bottom set just to keep them in place.
- “I struggle to speak with dentures in” – If your dentures are new then this is inevitable because you will need to learn to talk with them. However, if it’s been awhile, they might need to be refitted, relined or even repaired.
- “My dentures do not fit, (especially when eating food) and rub my gums” – If you have only just had your dentures fitted then this is inevitable so you should give it a few weeks to settle down. If you develop sores in the meantime then speak to your dentist. If you have had your dentures for quite some time then they may feel loose or tight as your gums experience changes. Always see a dentist for adjustments and repairs if they are beginning to feel a little off. If they are loose then just use a little adhesive to keep them in place until you can have the problem solved professionally.
How do Dentures Feel?
According to the American Dental Association, “…dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place.” In addition, you may find that your new dentures rub your gums and mouth so you may feel a little soreness an irritation for a time. Finally, you will probably experience an increased level of saliva because of the foreign object in your mouth.
No matter how your dentures feel, you should have at least one appointment with your dentist after your dentures are fitted to make sure that everything is normal and no element of them needs to be corrected. You should not be afraid to contact your dentist if you are having discomfort.
What are the Alternatives to Dentures
Dentures are a low cost, short term solution to missing teeth. For long term solution, consider All on 4 denture implants. They are permanent and last much longer than regular dentures. They let you eat any food you want, you never worry about relining or refitting them or experience them being loose or falling out in social situations.
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You don't have to book a dentures appointment right now, just call and we can help guide you for the solution that fits you the best. If you want to discuss denture alternatives such as All-on-4, we offer a free consultation.