Dentures are a great option for those looking to return their beautiful full smile. We know that every patient is different, which is why our experts consult with you to build a denture plan that meets your goals. No matter your needs, our specialist denturists will be sure to find the right type of dentures for you. We are experts in all types of dentures, ensuring your dentures look great and are comfortable to wear.
What Westside Dental Denture Clinic Offers
At Westside Dental, we understand what it means for you to have healthy teeth, look amazing and feel great. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to fully understanding your dentures requirements. Depending on your unique situation, we’ll assess your denture needs and go over options with you for specific denture, partial denture, or dental bridge plans. We work with all types of custom dentures and denture implants to ensure that your smile gets exactly what it needs. We design our dentures to be easy on your gums, allowing you to wear them without experiencing pain or discomfort. Our experienced denturists are able to craft the most comfortable dentures which will be a perfect fit for you.
Why get a Partial Denture?
When several teeth are missing, Partial Dentures can prevent a wide array of dental problems, including shifting teeth, difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria, problems with chewing and eating, grinding and clenching, and problems with the jaw joints. Partials are an affordable means of replacing missing teeth, so you can regain your confidence with your great smile. We provide partial dentures for back teeth , partial dentures for front teeth, and flexible partial dentures so no matter your needs, we have you covered . Our partial dentures can be made the same day as on the checkup, meaning you can get back to looking and feeling great in no time. Denture fitting is a relatively simple procedure with no surgery involved meaning you’ll be on your way with your new teeth in no time.
Client Testimonials & Reviews
I've been a patient for the past 6 years and love this dentist. Always professional, friendly and always make me comfortable. I'd highly recommend this office.
- Joel Mcgarvie
I took my four-year-old and one-year-old to Westside Dental Centre this week for their first visit ever. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My son thoroughly enjoyed watching Paw
- Brittany Campbell
Even though I went in for a filling, the whole experience was actually quite pleasant. Great staff and highly professional service - recommend this place without any reservations whatsoever.
- Kerry Rouck
Alternatives to Partial Dentures
If you have a few missing teeth, you have several choices for replacing them. You can choose a bridge, an implant-supported crown or bridge, or a removable partial denture. While the costs of these denture alternatives can vary, it is important to consider not only the up-front price, but what you may encounter down the road. Every choice of denture alternatives has its own advantages and disadvantages, so we recommend coming to our office for a consultation. Let us answer all your questions about denture fitting, denture maintenance, temporary or immediate dentures, or anything else you might want to ask.
Alternatives to Full Dentures
If you’re missing most or all of your upper or lower teeth, there are several paths you can take to restore your shining smile. Depending on your personal needs, we can create a conventional denture or an overdenture (a denture which rests on one or more natural teeth and/or dental implants). Westside Dental offers both upper denture implants and lower denture implants, so no matter your needs we can help. We can also place implants to use them to secure a full denture set or other restorations. Dental implants tend to be more expensive up-front, but are generally a better value over the course of time. We invite you to our office so that we can sit and discuss all your options, then establish the best plan of care for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A denture is a removable dental prosthesis that is designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding gum tissue. The two main types of dentures are complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are for those who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures are designed for when you're missing only some of your natural teeth.
It’s normal for dentures to take a little time to adjust to your mouth and for you to feel accustomed to their presence. It might seem strange at first… they could feel too big, and your mouth’s natural reaction could be to create more saliva. Soon enough, however, you’ll get used to the dentures – your oral tissue and facial muscle will help you adjust.
This could take a week or two, and in some cases could be a bit longer. Eventually you won’t really notice the dentures’ presence, and you’ll be back to chewing, eating, talking and singing normally!
We want to be on the level with you: It’s all going to take some getting used to. The adjustment period can vary from person to person, and patience & time are your best friends! Eating could seem rather unnatural at first; speaking could also take a little added effort and might sound and/or feel unusual.
In a short while, however, you’ll get back to looking, feeling and sounding like your normal self. If you experience any discomfort or other challenges during the initial days or weeks, we welcome you to discus these issues with us. We’re here to support you!
Denture cleaning solutions are available across the market, from your local grocery store or drug store to warehouse stores and e-commerce sites like Amazon that could save you a little money by buying in bulk. Find the brand and type that works best for you. Use the solution with a denture brush and wash gently with lukewarm water.
Take care when cleaning your dentures; don’t scrub too vigorously and wash them over a towel to avoid damage.
Typically, the usable lifespan of dentures ranges from five to seven years. If you think about it, dentures are subjected to the same conditions that regular teeth are. They can get worn down with chewing, grinding, etc. – and they can get stained over time with the same things that stain our teeth (particularly susceptible to staining from tea, coffee, tobacco, etc.).
Dentures also generally require some adjustment over the duration of their use. If you are in for a tooth cleaning every six months and a checkup on annual basis, your dental hygienist and dentist will make observations and suggestions about your dentures and adjust as needed.
We recommend that you remove your dentures at night. This will give your jaw and gums an opportunity to relax and will relieve the pressure that your dentures exert on them throughout the day. Should you want to keep them in, you are definitely able to do so but make sure to consult with us just in case that it might not be optimal for your particular circumstances.
With modern advancements in technology and denture fabrication processes, dentures are no longer those clunky dental prothesis' that often come first to mind. Dentures are now commonly made from acrylic resin, which is less expensive and lighter than conventional dentures made out of porcelain.
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