Dentures are a great option for those looking to return their full smile. Every patient's needs and goals are different, which is why our experts consult with you to build a denture plan that meets your goals. Get in touch with our West Kelowna Dental Office to plan a consultation and start walking your path to a beautiful, healthy smile!
What Westside Dental Denture Clinic Offers
Dentures are, of course, something you don’t take lightly. Neither do we. At Westside Dental, we want to be your partner in putting together a plan of action that works best for you, now and going forward. Depending on your unique situation, we’ll assess your denture needs and go over options with you for specific denture plans. Let’s talk about what some of those options would be, and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
Why a Partial Denture?
When several teeth are missing, we may recommend a partial denture for replacing them. Partials 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. They can be made the same day as on the checkup, and are a relatively simple procedure as there’s no surgery involved.
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
When you’re 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. The costs to these alternatives can vary. When it comes to costs, an important factor to consider is not only what the up-front price is, but what you may encounter down the road. We want you to be fully aware of the pros and cons of everything involved in the process. That’s why we recommend coming in to our office for a consultation, so that we can answer all your questions.
Alternatives to Full Dentures
If you’re missing most or all of your upper or lower teeth, you have several choices for replacing them. Depending on your situation, we can create a conventional denture or an overdenture, or we can place implants and use them to secure a full denture or other restorations. Dental implants are an option that we’d be happy to go over with you. Implants tend to be more expensive up-front, but can be 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
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. As for taking them out at nighttime (or nap time), that can depend – it’s best to discuss this with us so that we can assess your sleep patterns (grinding, etc.) and establish what’s best for you.
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.
Contact Westside Dental Centre
At Westside Dental Centre, we are happy to hear from you! Give us a call or contact us through the site and we will be happy to answer your dentistry questions and book your next appointment at our West Kelowna dental office.
115-2231 Louie Dr,Westbank, BC, V4T 3K3
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