If you lose your tooth/teeth for whatever reason, the surrounding teeth might start changing their position and leaning towards the gaps. This might affect the tissue surrounding the remaining teeth, and could finally cause tooth decay, as well as gum disease. Your dentist will normally recommend filling these gaps with partial dentures that can be attached to your adjacent natural teeth with either precision attachments or metal clasps. If you have lost many or all teeth in an accident, for example, you can choose immediate dentures in Calgary as an immediate solution to your problem. Getting both partial and complete dentures is a less invasive procedure than implant dentures.
Although partial dentures work very well, some people choose to have implant dentures to replace their missing natural teeth. An implant denture is a metal rod that is placed into the jawbone onto which false teeth can be attached. These rods are usually made from titanium and over time, the jawbone fuses with the rod, which makes it a perfect platform for bridges or crowns.
The procedure involves minor operations and the patient has to be in good health so that the implant can be successful. Denture implants can help to slow down jawbone shrinkage, which happens when you lose your natural teeth, and since an implant anchors the teeth securely, there is less chance of dentures moving around. It is common for patients to experience a little discomfort after the procedure, but this can be easily treated using over the counter pain medication. Fortunately, the pain lasts only a short period.
Implant dentures are more expensive than partial dentures, and the cost might vary from one denturist to another, and depending on where you live. Denture implants need surgery, so the cost of sedation and after care has to be factored in, too. Your dental insurance is likely to cover a percentage of the total cost. If you do not have dental insurance, you should look for a denturist who is willing to offer you a payment plan.
Choosing a Denturist
Denturists offer many treatment options, from partial and complete dentures to conventional and immediate dentures in Calgary. Some denture clinics also provide denture implants. Whatever treatment you seek, it is vital to choose a reliable denturist. There are many of these practitioners out there, but not all are suitable for you. Avoid the temptation to settle for the first denturist you find, and instead, conduct some research and compare several practitioners to get the best.
Ensure that the denturist you choose is experienced. Ask how long a potential denturist has been in practice and choose those with at least five years of experience. Many years of experience are an indication that the denturist in question has many happy and satisfied patients. Besides, treatments such as implant dentures in Calgary are quite complex and only experienced denturists can offer them successfully.
You should also ensure that you are comfortable with the denturist you choose. Some people are embarrassed to talk about their lost teeth, so choose someone you are comfortable with.