Do you have a loved one that wears a denture? It’s not uncommon for seniors living in residential facilities to wear removable prosthetics. Their denture is something they rely on in order to eat comfortably, maintain proper body weight, and communicate with their friends, family, and the facility staff.
Just like a natural smile, dentures can also wear out or need to be updated. An ill-fitting “plate” can cause soreness, decrease in appetite, and even harbor infection when not carefully maintained. As such, it’s important that seniors have access to a mobile dentist that strives to ensure that they feel comfortable and confident in their denture.
Oral Examination & Consultation
Before any work can be done for patient, our denturist Jacques Necolas. will have an open discussion with a patient to assess their expectations and needs. A preliminary intra-oral examination is preformed to assess the clinical situation, then a treatment plan with clear outcomes is devised. The utmost care is taken by Jacques to assure that the patient is informed of all the options available, and that the dignity and choices of patients are always respected. After reaching informed consent to provide the required removable prosthetic services the process of making the denture/appliance can begin.
Dentures are removable alternatives for missing teeth. Full dentures offer value when a person is missing all their natural teeth. Denture treatment is personalized to every patient and Trillium Dental can assist you in choosing the best option.
Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For many years of practice, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today’s dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases that on the appearance of the gums. They are used to compensate for one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials and complete sets of teeth. Many Ottawa dental patients elect dentures for tooth replacement if they are not candidates for dental implants or are looking otherwise for a tooth replacement option that is more affordable and budget friendly.
Implant Retained Dentures
Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your oral health to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. The following information reviews replacing missing teeth with an implant retained denture.
Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth.
Denture Relines and Repair
As the months and years go by, it’s normal for our oral anatomy to change. Loss of bone may lead to your loved one’s denture not fitting as comfortably. When this is the case, it becomes harder to eat or talk, and sore spots also begin to develop. A simple denture reline or repair if fractured may be the best fix to get them out of pain!
ADDITIONS TO PARTIAL DENTURES
Partial dentures snap in place around existing teeth, replacing only the ones that are missing. If a tooth needs to be extracted, we may be able to add a tooth to the partial instead of replacing the entire denture.
Like a crown or filling, dentures can wear out. Our Trillium Dental denturist will carefully assess the fit and function of the dentures during each checkup, and will recommend replacing it when appropriate.