You may have lost teeth due to an accident, gum disease or simply the natural effects of aging. Whatever the case, we have the denture solution for your needs! If you are ready to regain your smile, visit Swiss Denture Clinic in Calgary and consult with an expert to determine the right dentures for you.
Complete dentures are also known as "full dentures" or "full plate". They work as artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. If you've lost all the teeth on your upper or lower arch, we recommend complete dentures.
Complete dentures are made by taking a mold of your teeth.
Dentures of this type are divided into two types:
Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are prescribed when you need to have your natural teeth removed.
Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures are made when you already have dentures in place, and you need to replace them because they are either damaged, worn out, or because you don't like them anymore.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We offer surgical (or immediate) dentures to patients with specific needs. Our office creates the prosthetic prior to a surgical tooth extraction. We then place the denture immediately after surgery. If you have surgical dentures, plan to have 6 to 12 months of follow-up appointments to make sure your new teeth are working comfortably. We are happy to offer referrals to trusted dental surgeons operating in the Calgary area.
Read our blog post to know more about what to expect from surgical dentures.
As for conventional dentures, they are made after all your natural teeth have been lost or extracted, and only once your gums and jaw have healed entirely. Both types of complete dentures are removable. You might need some time to get used to them, and will likely feel some soreness at first, but adequately fitted dentures should be comfortable and allow you to enjoy life to the fullest.
As with natural teeth, tartar and stains can build up on your dentures' surface. We advise patients to brush their teeth as they normally would, but with a denture-specific toothbrush and low-abrasion toothpaste. We also suggest that patients use Renew™ to soak dentures and keep them odour-free.
Read our blog post to learn how to keep your denture clean.
For stains you are unable to remove yourself at home, we offer in-house ultrasonic cleaning, a process that combines ultrasound frequencies with cleaning solvents, and polishing services to make your dentures look their best!
Caring for your dentures also means annual visits to your dental clinic. Our bodies change with time, and our mouths are no exception. Dentures must be adjusted or relined once in a while, especially since improperly fitted dentures can cause sores that render the task of recognizing signs of oral cancer. A regular visit will allow your dentist to thoroughly examine your gums for any signs of disease.
Look for cracks in your dentures. If you find any, take them to your dentist or specialist for repair. See your dentist regularly and at least once a year. Your mouth is always changing, so your dentures will need adjusting or relining from time to time to make sure they fit well. Poorly fitted dentures may cause denture sores that make oral cancer more difficult to spot. At your dental exam, your dentist will also examine your gums for any signs of disease or oral cancer and any natural teeth you may have for signs of decay or infection.
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