Are Dentures Right for Me?
More common than you think. Approximately one in four adults over 65 years old have lost all their teeth. Dentures present a widely respected solution for missing teeth, offering reliability and a natural appearance that often goes unnoticed. Curious if dentures could be suitable for you?
To be a fitting candidate for this restorative option, consider if you:
- Desire to replace multiple or all of your teeth.
- Are a non-smoker or do not use tobacco products.
- Possess a healthy jawbone (we’re here to assist you with this!).
- Do not experience persistent dry mouth.
- Are committed to proper denture care at home.
- Understand the importance of regular dental check-ups – just like caring for natural teeth!
Maintaining Your Dentures: Tips for Home Care
Ensuring the longevity and comfort of your dentures requires routine care and professional attention. Even those with impeccable prosthetics should make regular dental visits a priority. During these appointments, our focus extends beyond teeth to encompass your gums, tongue, jaw, and overall oral well-being.
For effective denture care at home:
- Give Your Mouth a Rest: Remove dentures overnight to allow your mouth to rest and recover.
- Soak with Care: Soak your dentures in warm water, with or without denture cleanser. Avoid using hot water, especially if your dentures have metal clasps.
- Hydration Matters: When not wearing dentures, store them in water to prevent warping and drying. Never use hot water for soaking.
- Gum Care: Massage and clean your gums when dentures are removed. If your toothbrush is uncomfortable, rinse it under warm water or consider using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth.
- Brush Natural Teeth: If you have partial dentures, maintain your natural teeth with regular brushing.
Keeping up with home care practices and scheduling regular dental check-ups, you’re contributing to your overall oral health and well-being. We’re committed to your comprehensive dental care, recognizing that it extends beyond just your teeth
Denture Costs in Halifax
When considering dentures in Halifax, the price can range from approximately $900 to $3500 or more, depending on whether you opt for full or partial dentures. The wide cost range reflects the diverse array of denture options tailored to various needs. Specifically, full-mouth dentures could range between $1,800 and upwards of $3500. For those considering implant-supported dentures, a rough estimate could place the cost around $30,000.
Factors Influencing Denture Costs:
- Denture Type: The cost hinges on whether you require full or partial dentures.
- Preparation Needed: Dental extractions and other preparatory steps may impact the cost.
- Diagnostic Imaging: X-rays, if necessary, could contribute to the overall expense.
- Implant Consideration: The inclusion of supportive implants can affect the total cost.
Each case is unique, warranting a conversation with a dentist and an oral examination. This assessment enables us to tailor treatment options to your individual needs. We’re delighted to offer a more precise cost estimate once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your situation thoroughly. Your oral health and comfort are our top priorities.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re experiencing discomfort or issues with existing dentures, adjustments can often be made to improve fit and function.
Yes, implant-supported dentures provide a more stable and secure fit, enhancing comfort and function.
Clean dentures daily with a soft-bristle brush and denture cleaner. Avoid using regular toothpaste, as it can be abrasive.
It’s generally recommended to remove dentures at night to give your gums a chance to rest and to maintain denture hygiene.
Dentures are designed to enhance your appearance by restoring your smile and facial structure, making you look more natural and youthful.
Yes, minor damages can often be repaired by a dentist. It’s important not to attempt DIY repairs, as this can cause further harm.
Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure your dentures fit well and to monitor your overall oral health.
Modern dentures are designed for comfort, but there might be an adjustment period as your mouth gets used to them.
Yes, but it might take time to get used to eating with dentures. Start with soft foods and gradually introduce more solid options.
Initially, you might experience some speech changes as you adjust to wearing dentures. With practice, your speech should improve.
With proper care, dentures can last around 5 to 10 years. However, adjustments or replacements may be needed over time due to wear and changes in your mouth.
There are two main types: full dentures, which replace all teeth, and partial dentures, which replace only a few missing teeth.