Dentures: The Solution for Missing Teeth

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As you age, it's common to experience tooth loss. Whether it's due to decay, gum disease, or an accident, missing teeth can impact your self-confidence and daily life. At Markham Dental, we understand the importance of a healthy and confident smile. That's why we offer dentures as a restorative solution for our patients.

Dentures are custom-made, removable teeth that can replace missing teeth and restore your smile. They are designed to look and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with ease. If you're considering dentures, read on to learn more about the types of dentures we offer at Markham Dental.

Types of Dentures

At Markham Dental, we offer the following types of dentures to meet our patients' needs:

  • Partial Dentures: Used to replace one or more missing teeth, partial dentures are designed to blend in with your existing teeth. They can be made from acrylic, metal, or a combination of both materials.
  • Complete or Full Dentures: If you're missing all your teeth, complete or full dentures may be the right option for you. These dentures are designed to replace all of your natural teeth and restore your smile.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: For those who have sufficient jawbone density and want a more secure and stable option, implant-supported dentures may be the best choice. These dentures are attached to implants that are surgically placed in your jawbone, providing a strong foundation for the dentures.

The Denture Consultation Process

If you're interested in getting dentures, our team at Markham Dental will start by conducting a consultation to determine the best option for you. During this consultation, we'll discuss your oral health and medical history, as well as your goals and expectations for dentures.

Our dentist will also perform a thorough examination of your mouth, including X-rays and impressions, to assess the condition of your teeth and jaw. Based on this information, we'll recommend the type of denture tha2t is most suitable for you.

Benefits of Dentures

There are many benefits to getting dentures at Markham Dental, including:

  • Improved Self-Confidence: With dentures, you can regain your smile and feel more confident in social situations.
  • Better Chewing and Speaking Abilities: Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew properly or speak clearly. Dentures provide the necessary support and structure for these functions.
  • Prevents Shifting of Teeth: When there are gaps in your mouth from missing teeth, your remaining teeth can shift and cause further dental issues. Dentures help prevent this from happening.
  • Restores Facial Structure: Missing teeth can also lead to facial sagging and a more aged appearance. Dentures help restore the structure of your face, giving you a more youthful look.

Caring for Your Dentures

To ensure the longevity of your dentures and maintain good oral health, it's essential to properly care for them. Here are some tips for caring for your dentures:

  • Clean Them Daily: Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be cleaned daily to remove food particles and prevent bacteria buildup.
  • Handle with Care: Dentures are delicate and can break easily if mishandled. Always hold them over a soft surface, like a towel or water-filled sink, to prevent damage if they are dropped.
  • Soak Them Overnight: To keep your dentures moist and prevent them from drying out, soak them in a cleaning solution overnight.
  • Regular Dental Check-Ups: Even with dentures, it's important to continue visiting the dentist for regular check-ups. This allows us to monitor the health of your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to your dentures.

Conclusion

At Markham Dental, we understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your life. Our team is dedicated to helping you regain your smile and confidence with custom-made dentures. Book a free consultation today and let our experienced denturist guide you towards the best solution for your missing teeth. Remember, with the power of dentures, you can continue to smile and live better.

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Dentures – Different Types

We’ll help you replace missing teeth with dentures that best suit you, so that you can continue to smile and live better.