A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for several purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a significantly damaged tooth or decayed tooth. The crown is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, to restore the tooth to its original shape and size.
Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match your teeth’ natural colour and appearance. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
When you are missing a tooth, it can cause a chain reaction of dental problems, including shifting teeth and stress to your jaw joint. Bridges fill in the space to improve the function and appearance of your teeth and smile.
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A denture is a detachable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissue, which mirrors your natural teeth.
What Is the Right Type of Denture for You?
We want patients to have choices regarding selecting dentures, and our experienced dentist will spend as much time as you need to educate you about the different options you have at our practice.
Full Dentures – If you are missing most of your teeth, we may recommend that you choose a full denture, which consists of a lower arch, an upper arch, or both.
Partial Dentures – We recognize that most patients want to keep their original teeth as long as their remaining teeth continue to be healthy and fully functioning. A partial denture is an excellent option for patients who are missing teeth and still have healthy teeth.
A few reminders
It may take some time to get used to your dentures. The flesh-coloured base of the dentures that rests over your gums may feel bulky, like there isn’t enough room for your tongue. Other patients say that the dentures feel loose. These feelings will affect how you eat and talk for a few weeks until you become used to wearing dentures.
Your mouth will adjust over time, and your dentures will feel more and more like your natural teeth. You may never be delighted with the fit and comfort of your dentures, but it is a much better option than not having teeth.
Caring for Your Dentures
Although dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them as if they were. Dentures should be brushed to remove plaque and food particles before you remove them. After you have taken your dentures out, place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution.
Never use hot water, as it may warp your dentures. When handling your dentures, remember that they are delicate and handle them gently and not drop them. Do not ever attempt to adjust your dentures yourself. Seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.
To learn more about dentures and schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.