“Are Dentures Right for Me?”
Approximately 25% of individuals over 65 years old have lost some or all of their teeth. Dentures offer a popular and effective way to replace these missing teeth, enhancing both oral health and functionality.
We provide both complete and partial denture sets, which can be conveniently repaired or replaced as necessary.
Many people worry about the look of false teeth, but our dentures are designed to mimic the natural appearance and feel of real teeth, making it unlikely for others to notice you’re wearing them.
Consider getting dentures if you meet the following criteria:
- You need to replace multiple or all of your teeth.
- You are a non-smoker and do not use tobacco products.
- Your jawbone is in good health.
- You do not experience issues with dry mouth.
- You are willing to maintain regular dental hygiene, including teeth cleanings.
“How do I take care of my dentures?”
The best way to take care of your dentures is to treat them like your natural teeth. That means attending regular cleanings and dental examinations. These exams are important for ensuring that your dentures fit well and that your gums, tongue, and jaw stay healthy.
Additional Care Tips for Your Dentures:
- Take out your dentures at night to give your mouth a break.
- Soak the dentures in lukewarm water.
- Employ a quality denture cleaning solution.
- For dentures with metal parts, only use warm water for soaking.
- Store your dentures in water when not in use to prevent them from drying out and losing shape.
- Avoid soaking dentures in hot water.
- Gently clean and massage your gums when your dentures are out.
- Continue regular brushing for your natural teeth if you have partial dentures.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Opt for a non-abrasive cleaning agent for your dentures.
Cost of Dentures in Guelph
In Guelph, you can expect to pay approximately $900 – $3500+ for dentures. The cost of dentures varies widely depending on whether you get full or partial dentures as well as the type of support the dentures will use. Full-mouth dentures can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3500 and up. The cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures averages around $30,000.
Factors we consider when determining the cost of dentures:
- The type of denture you need
- Dental extractions or other required preparations.
- Whether or not x-rays are needed
- Whether or not you get supportive implants
Remember, no one can give you an accurate estimate over the phone. Everyone’s dental condition is different. That’s why it’s necessary that come into our dental office in Guelph for a consultation to get an accurate estimate.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental bridges are an effective solution for filling the space left by 1 to 3 missing teeth. For restoring any number of missing teeth, dental implants can be utilized. Generally, dental implants require a higher initial financial investment and specific health criteria must be met to be considered eligible for this treatment.
With proper care and regular maintenance, your dentures can last between 5 to 10 years. However, it’s important to consider that, apart from the natural wear and tear on the dentures, changes in your mouth’s shape over time may necessitate getting fitted for a new set eventually.
While it’s possible to wear your dentures to bed, it’s advisable not to do so. It’s better to develop the habit of removing them at night for soaking. This practice allows you to clean your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth thoroughly, and also gives your gums and jaw an opportunity to rest.
Once you’ve become accustomed to your dentures, you should be able to eat a wide variety of foods. However, certain items can be tough on your dentures or may cause discomfort, such as rubbing or irritation. Hard or sticky foods like caramel, carrot sticks, or tough meats, as well as foods with small particles like popcorn or seeded crackers, can be challenging. It’s advisable to enjoy these types of foods sparingly, perhaps as occasional treats.
Your upper dentures are designed to adhere to your gums through suction. The lower dentures, while they don’t suction, should rest comfortably above your gums and remain stable. Partial dentures are meant to align seamlessly with your natural teeth with minimal movement. Dentures supported by implants are designed to snap into place, ensuring stability. If you have any concerns about the fit of your dentures, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. We can examine the fit and make any necessary adjustments.