Dentures – Brampton, ON, Canada
Timeless Prosthetics Designed for Modern Smiles
Are you missing teeth? It’s a problem as old as time. Throughout the ages, people have tried to fill gaps in the smile in a number of creative ways, from using animal teeth to wood shaped into dental crowns and, yes, sometimes even other people’s teeth. Porcelain dentures first appeared around 1770, and today, dentures and partial dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before. We’ve come a long way in tooth replacement -- keep reading to find out how much you have to look forward to with modern dentures!
Why Choose Torbram Dental for Dentures?
- High-quality materials used to create lifelike prosthetics
- Flexible office hours for convenient appointments
- Dental insurance accepted & flexible financing available
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are often a suitable option for anyone who is missing an entire row of teeth. These prosthetics not only look and feel natural, but they offer far more benefits to individuals suffering from tooth loss than those created 30 or even 40 years ago. At Torbram Dental, we know how difficult it can be to struggle with eating and speaking as a result of your missing teeth, but you no longer have to suffer from the emotional, mental, and physical repercussions caused by tooth loss.
Choosing to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Brampton will allow you to meet with a professional who can easily review your smile in its entirety and determine if a partial, full, or implant denture is right for you. As long as you possess good general gum health, you will likely be eligible for a customized prosthetic.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
There are three different types of dentures to choose from. During your meeting with Dr. Fava or Dr. Babahami, they will recommend which solution might be best for your individual needs:
When gaps between your teeth make it harder to bite down and chew, you will find that a partial denture can remedy this problem and allow you to enjoy eating once more. Crafted from a gum-colored, acrylic base and porcelain or acrylic teeth, this puzzle piece prosthetic will fit seamlessly along your arch, filling in the gaps and using your healthy adjacent teeth to hold it in place with the help of metal clips or clasps.
If all your teeth are missing from the upper or lower arch, a full denture can be created using the same materials as a partial. Instead of relying on metal clips to hold your prosthetic in place, a full denture will sit on top of your gums and use your natural suction. It is possible, however, to use a small bit of dental adhesive to help hold your denture in place, preventing it from slipping or falling out while eating or speaking.
An implant denture is an alternative to the traditional denture, allowing you to enjoy a permanent and fully functional prosthetic. Using between 4 and 6 titanium implant posts, they are surgically placed into your jawbone and used to support a customized denture that is secured to your implants. This design ensures a greater bite force and chewing power as well as continuous stimulation to your jawbone, which can help reduce the potential for deterioration over time.
Benefits of Dentures
An important benefit you may not have considered when choosing dentures is the fact that your prosthetic is custom-made to fit your smile perfectly. Taking careful measurements and noting various details about your smile, we will transfer this information to lab technicians who will work diligently to fabricate a prosthetic that looks natural and feels completely comfortable.
As a denture-wearer, you can also expect to enjoy these additional benefits:
- Dentures are much less expensive than dental implants and are often covered, in part, by dental insurance
- They make it possible to enjoy eating and speaking again because of the additional bite power and clarity you will possess
- You will be able to embrace a better quality of life because your dentures will give you a full, complete smile once again
- You’ll be free to eat a diet consisting of healthy, nutritious foods
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Dentures in Brampton are a tried-and-true solution to replace missing teeth. These customized prosthetics don’t just revitalize your smile visually, but they also improve the overall quality of your life by making it easier to do basic daily tasks, like eating and speaking. The price of your dentures depends on a few different factors, like the materials you choose to have them crafted from and whether your dental insurance benefits will cover the cost. We’ll walk you through all of these details at your initial consultation once we’ve had a chance to examine your smile and hear more about any goals or expectations you have for the treatment.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
There are several different details and options you could choose that could influence the cost of dentures in Brampton, and it’s important to keep in mind that the cheapest choices may not always be the best for your unique smile. Here are a few of the factors that we’ll discuss with you during your consultation:
- Whether you require preparatory work like a tooth extraction or gum disease therapy, which will incur a separate fee.
- The number of teeth that you’re missing, which will determine whether you need a partial or full denture.
- What materials you’d like your denture to be crafted from, including the type of acrylic for the base or porcelain or ceramic for the teeth.
Drs. Fava and Babahami will discuss the pros and cons of all of these details with you and provide you with the knowledge you need to make the best choices for your smile.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
While implant dentures have a higher up-front cost than traditional dentures, they’re often regarded as the more cost-effective solution because of their long lifespan. As opposed to traditional dentures that only last an average of five to seven years, implant dentures can last over 35 years with the right maintenance. This means that you’ll spend less time in our office for repairs and replacements and more time enjoying your new, beautiful teeth!
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance plans will cover about 50 percent of the cost of dentures. However, it’s important to keep in mind that benefits can vary greatly from plan to plan, so the best way to learn whether your treatment will be covered is to contact your provider directly. Our team at Torbram Dental will be happy to file a claim on your behalf and help you get the most out of your investment in dental insurance.
Even after reading all about dentures in Brampton above, you might still have some questions about the treatment. That’s perfectly normal. To help you better understand your future smile, we’ve taken the liberty of answering some of our most frequently asked questions about dentures below.
How Much Denture Adhesive Should I Use?
Before you place denture adhesive, it’s imperative that your dentures are clean and dry. Start by applying the adhesive in small dots or strips to ensure even coverage. Make sure to avoid applying the adhesive too close to the edge of the dentures. Also, use only a small amount to start. Using too much adhesive can make your dentures difficult to remove. For a more secure fit, press and hold your dentures firmly in place.
What If My Dentures Feel Loose?
If you have had your dentures for a while and they begin to feel loose, it might mean that it’s time for a reline. This is because when you’re undergone tooth loss, the shape of your jawbone and gum tissue changes over time due to the roots of your teeth no longer stimulating the bone. If you notice that your dentures are beginning to shift or feel a little loose, give us a call so we can make the necessary adjustments.
How Do I Get Adjusted to Wearing Dentures?
When you first get your dentures, it may take up to a month for you to fully get used to wearing them. During this period, it’s important that you continue wearing your dentures as much as possible so your mouth can grow accustomed to them. Here are some tips to help you adjust to them more quickly:
- Try placing a bit of denture adhesive before eating.
- Chew evenly with both sides of your mouth.
- Practice reading your favorite book out loud.
- Cut your food into smaller, bite-size pieces and work up to larger pieces.
- Exercise your cheeks to give you more control over your new teeth.
- Sing in the shower!
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have experienced substantial tooth loss and are interested in replacing them with dentures, we invite you to contact our office to discuss your tooth replacement. Go ahead and request an appointment at Torbram Dental -- we can’t wait to help you enjoy all the benefits of a complete, natural-looking smile!