Did you know that around one-quarter of adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respectable solution to missing teeth. They are so dependable and natural-looking that you’ve probably spoken to someone with dentures and didn’t even know it. Do you think you might be a good candidate for dentures?
To be a good candidate for dentures you should:
- Your dentist has advised removal of some or all your teeth
- You are currently missing some or all your teeth
- Be prepared to provide daily care of your dentures and oral tissues at home
- Continue to visit your dentist and denturist for routine exams-just like your natural teeth
- Overall good oral health
How do I take care of my dentures? Take care of your dentures with routine cleanings and examinations. Even patients with perfect prosthetics need to visit their denturist from time to time. During your visit, we will check your dentures for fit and function. We will also examine your gums, tongue, and jaw. In short– we care about your overall oral health, not just your dentures.
Caring for your dentures at home:
- Remove dentures at night to let your mouth rest
- Brush your dentures with soap NOT toothpaste as it is too abrasive for acrylic
- Soak all dentures in water with or without denture cleaner
- Avoid eating mints or other hard candies/nuts, and anything off a bone as this can damage your teeth
- Continue to brush and take care of your gums and any remaining teeth
Cost Of Dentures In Peterborough
The costs of dentures start at $1270 for a single denture and go up to $12,000. The cost of dentures varies widely because there are dentures to suit many different needs.
How is the cost of dentures determined? Here are some important factors:
The type of denture you need.
Dental extractions or other required preparations.
X-rays that may be needed.
Whether or not you get supportive implants.
Every case is different so it’s important to speak with a denturist to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider. We would be happy to provide you with a more accurate quote.
Contact us today
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
With routine care and maintenance, your dentures should be good for 5 – 10 years. Aside from wear and tear on the dentures themselves, your mouth also changes over time and you may eventually decide it’s best to get fitted for a completely new set.
Yes, you can wear your dentures to bed but its recommended that you don’t. You should get into the habit of taking them out at night to soak so you can clean your mouth, gums and remaining natural teeth and then give your gums and jaw a chance to rest.
Your top dentures should suction to your gums. Your bottom dentures float above your gums but stay in place easily. Partial dentures should stay in line with natural teeth without moving very much. Implant-supported dentures snap in place and remain stable. If you’re questioning the fit of your denture, you are welcome to book an appointment so we can check your fit and make adjustments as needed.
After you’ve had some time to adjust to your dentures you should be able to eat almost anything. There are some foods that are hard on your dentures or that might cause rubbing or irritation. Foods that are hard or sticky like caramel, carrot sticks or a tough cut of meat or foods that contain little particles like popcorn or seeded crackers might present some challenge and should perhaps be enjoyed only as an occasional treat.
Dr. Aly Khan Kherani, B .Sc., D.D.S.
Thank you for always taking the time to see our patients, and making sure they understand and are comfortable with the dentures you do for them. After so many successful referrals to your office, I know my patients are in good hands.
Keith Mckenzie is renowned, admired, and respected by his former clients, and colleagues in dentistry for his care, craftsmanship, and integrity. If those that follow Keith's leadership, Peterborough Denture Arts will be an asset to Peterborough Area.
Dr. Martin Jokay
I have worked with Keith for more than 15 years. He is very knowledgeable, and the quality of his work is excellent.