Complete Dentures for Edmonton and Surrounding Area
Complete dentures are what we think of as “false teeth.” They are also called full dentures, and they are used if all of your natural teeth have fallen out or been extracted. Complete dentures are removable and are held in place by suction or adhesive.
Complete dentures are stiff and take some time to get used. They can often cause soreness when they are first placed, but after a short time most people get used to the feeling. Complete dentures are a great way to have a full smile even after you’ve lost all of your teeth. They can improve your confidence, and they allow you to eat and speak easier. Jasper Place Denture Clinic offers complete dentures in Edmonton to help you regain confidence and improve your overall health.
Types of Complete Dentures
There are two types of complete dentures offered at our clinic: immediate dentures and conventional dentures.
- Immediate Dentures - Jasper Place Denture Clinic offers immediate dentures in Edmonton for patients who are undergoing teeth extractions. Immediate dentures will be made before your teeth are removed. They are based on measurements taken of your jaws and are inserted immediately after your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures are beneficial because you are not without teeth at any time during the healing period. Healing after extraction takes up to 6 months, and during this time your bones and gums can shrink. If this happens, your immediate dentures may need to be relined for a proper fit.
- Conventional Dentures - We also offer conventional complete dentures in Edmonton. Conventional dentures are made and inserted after your teeth have been extracted and after the healing period is complete. Because conventional dentures are created after the healing process and any potential jawbone shrinking, you won’t have to get these denture relined. With conventional dentures you won’t need as many adjustments for a proper fit as you would with immediate dentures. Generally, immediate dentures should be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Caring for Your Complete Dentures in Edmonton
Just like natural teeth, your dentures require maintenance to prevent plaque buildup and to remove bacteria. You should set up a routine to keep your dentures clean and free from bacteria that can spread to any remaining teeth and cause cavities. We recommend that you:
- Remove and rinse your dentures after eating
- Handle your dentures with care
- Clean your mouth, gums, any remaining teeth and tongue after removing your dentures
- Brush your dentures daily with nonabrasive denture cleanser
- Soak you dentures overnight to keep them moist
- Rinse your dentures before putting them in your mouth in the morning
- Schedule regular dental checkups to make sure your dentures are fitting correctly
If you have any questions about caring for your dentures, if you would like to learn more about complete dentures or if you would like to schedule a free consultation for a set of dentures in Edmonton, please call Jasper Place Denture Clinic.