If you have lost all of your natural teeth, complete dentures will give you your confident smile back along with helping you maintain a healthy diet.
You might be a good candidate for complete dentures if you have experienced bone loss, periodontal disease or tooth decay.
However, as the mouth changes shape, traditional dentures could cause sore spots in the mouth if the dentures are fit improperly.
They typically require a realignment every two years.
Furthermore, a set of dentures that doesn’t fit properly may cause an uneven bite.
A crack may occur to dentures with an uneven bite due to pressure being asserted on one side of the dentures more than the other.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place by implants mounted onto the underlying bone in a patient’s mouth.
A benefit of implant-supported dentures is a lack of friction against a patient’s gums.
This reduces the likelihood of sore spots and means that a patient will not need to visit a dentist as frequently for denture realignment.
In fact, implant-supported dentures are strengthened by underlying bones and provide a stronger bite while maintaining the structure of the jaw bone over time.
Denture Repair in Airdrie
Too often, dentures become cracked or fit improperly. This can lead to sore spots in a patient’s gums or make it difficult for everyday activities.
Broken or improperly fitting dentures isn’t an issue any of our patients should have to face. Over time, the mouth can change shape and dentures can become worn down.
Denture realignment and repair are some of the many services we provide and can restore comfort and function to used dentures.
We understand that accidents happen and they could lead to fracture or breakage of your dentures. Sierra Dental Airdrie is a full-service clinic that offers quick and efficient denture repair services. During your repair services, we will assist you with any preventative methods to avoid further breakage in the future.
How Dentures Address Oral Health
As patients grow older, their likelihood of losing teeth increases.
Side Effects of Medications
Several medications elderly patients use, such as pain killers, hypertension medication and antihistamines, can negatively affect a patient’s oral health.
Dry mouth is a common side effect that can dampen the mouth’s immune system.
A suppressed immune system in the mouth can lead to infection and a weak bone and gum support, which in turn could cost a patient their teeth.
Special Oral Concerns for Older Women
Changes to the mouth’s natural defences are a byproduct of ageing.
For example, women who undergo menopause may experience a stark change in oral health.
Menopausal gingivostomatitis, a condition which affects a small percentage of women in menopause, can lead to dry gums which bleed easily and can cause tissue damage over time. Most women find that estrogen supplements help to relieve these symptoms.
Bone loss is a condition associated with both periodontal disease and osteoporosis. Although it does not cause periodontitis, osteoporosis may contribute to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased. As with the other conditions mentioned above, hormone supplements seem to help prevent tooth loss as a result of periodontitis.
Visiting our dentists in Airdrie can prevent damage to gums and teeth while replacing lost teeth for a smile our patients are confident in.
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.
Especially after first being fitted for dentures, and with lower dentures, which come loose easier, focus on eating food that is soft and easy to chew. Here are some examples of denture-friendly foods!