WHAT ARE COMPLETE DENTURES?
Complete dentures are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Complete dentures may rest directly on the gum that covers the bone or it can be fitted over implants.
During your initial consultation, the denturist will recommend solutions for you to consider and will also inform you about the process involved in designing an accurate denture for you.
Complete Dentures in Aldergrove
We offer an array of options for complete dentures at Aldergrove Denture Clinic Ltd. Missing teeth can alter or diminish your day-to-day functioning. Missing teeth can negatively affect our health as it has an impact on how you chew your food and your speech. If you are considering a complete set of dentures, they can vastly improve your health and appearance.
How Long Do Complete Sets of Dentures Last?
Complete sets of dentures last about 5-10 years depending on the type of denture you select. Many people wear their dentures long after they should have been replaced. When a complete denture has exceeded its wear, they can be the culprit of head, neck and shoulder pain. They can also cause jaw pain, cracking and grinding when opening and closing the mouth. A standard set of dentures will last about 5 years. A precision set will last about 7-10 years. We can help you select the right denture that best suits your needs.
Your First Denture Appointment
Standard and precision dentures require about 5-7 appointments that include impressions, bite, try and finally insertion. To get your dentures ready, we will create an impression of your gums to create a mould. This mould will be used as a base to create a model to which your new teeth will be added. The model is tested in your mouth to make sure we have the right size and fit.