Dentures are an excellent choice for when your teeth start to lose stability or when you’re missing some of your teeth. They provide better functionality and more confidence when you’re talking, eating, going about your days. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your oral health, self-esteem, and appearance, dentures may be the perfect option for you. If you are in doubt, always speak with your Ottawa dentist. Little Italy is where our office is located so you have plenty of food options to try your new dentures on!
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth. Unlike a crown or a bridge, your denture prosthetic can be taken out and put back in whenever you wish. You won’t have to worry about people noticing that you’re wearing false teeth because today’s dentures have a natural look and feel just like real teeth. And at Dow’s Lake Dental, we use only the highest quality materials to help create the perfect smile for you.
Dentures are made from impressions of your mouth to achieve a perfect size and fit. Depending on the condition of your teeth, we’ll recommend either partial or complete dentures. Partials are the best option when you’re missing some of your teeth and would like to fill in the gaps. They rely on your natural teeth for support and use a base that rests on a metal framework that attaches to your teeth. When they’re in place, they prevent your natural teeth from moving, helping to keep your teeth aligned and free of bacteria.
Complete dentures are inserted once all your remaining teeth have been moved and the tissues have healed. The healing period typically takes six to eight weeks. We also offer immediate dentures so you won’t have to go another day without a complete smile.
Tooth loss is something many people face with age and wear-and-tear. If it happens to you, come see us at Dow’s Lake Dental in Ottawa and our professional team will help you choose the best option for your needs. We also offer dental implants for patients who are looking for a permanent tooth replacement option with unmatched stability and durability. For more information, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists by calling (613) 406-6464 .
We pride ourselves on delivering quality and friendly denture treatments to provide a more pleasing and radiant smile for our clients. Book your appointment with our highly qualified team today!
Common Questions About Dentures
There are two different kinds of dentures we use at Dow’s Lake Dental. They are Complete dentures that are used when all the teeth are missing. They can be made to fit over the gums or attached to dental implants or partial dentures that are used when some of the natural teeth are still present. They are usually attached to the remaining teeth with metal clasps.
Clean them daily: with a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleanser. Regular toothpaste should not be used on dentures, as it can be too abrasive and damage them.
Handle with care: Dentures are delicate and can easily be damaged if dropped or mishandled.
Rinse after eating: After eating, dentures should be removed and rinsed under running water to remove any food particles or debris.
Soak overnight: Dentures should be soaked overnight in a denture cleaning solution or water to help remove any bacteria or stains.
Brush your gums and tongue: Brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled brush or a damp cloth every day before you insert your dentures.
Avoid hot water: Dentures can warp or become damaged if exposed to hot water.
Attend regular check-ups: It is important to attend regular check-ups with your dentist or prosthodontist to ensure that your dentures are still fitting properly and to check for any signs of damage or wear.
Yes, dentures can often be repaired if they become damaged. The type of repair that is needed will depend on the nature and extent of the damage. It is important to have dentures repaired as soon as possible if they become damaged, as this can help prevent further damage and discomfort.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth are still present in the mouth, while complete dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are missing.