Dentures in Brantford
Our denturist, Carm, has a passion for restoring his patients’ smiles. He loves when he sees the new-found confidence every patient has after completing treatment.
He studied Dental Technology and Denturism at George Brown College in Toronto and now focuses on prosthodontics (dentures and implants).
He is BPS certified, “All-On-4” certified, and utilizes the lingualized occlusion concept. Carm continues to expand his knowledge and enhances his career through continuing education courses.
When he is not working, Carm enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He frequents amusement and water parks, and especially loves the thrill of rollercoasters!
Monday – 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday – 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Types of Dentures
When discussing dentures it’s important to understand there are many different types and can made from different materials, so that you can make the best decision to suit your needs.
Dentures can be made from either porcelain or acrylic and are held together by either an acrylic or metal base. Our denturist, Carm, fabricates everything in our in-house lab and works with you to make sure each appointment during the process is a smooth one.
The two main types of dentures are FULL and PARTIAL.
- Full dentures are needed when all of your teeth in either the upper or lower arch, or both, are missing.
- Partial dentures are needed when only some of your teeth are missing and would only fill the gaps of the absent teeth.
Carm offers no-charge consultations and would love to meet with you to discuss your options!
Denture Care Instructions
Removable partial or full dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains, and looking their best.
FOR GOOD DENTURE CARE:
Remove and rinse your dentures after eating: Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. You may want to place a towel on the counter or in the sink, or put water in the sink so your dentures won’t break if dropped.
Handle your dentures carefully: Be sure not to bend or damage the plastic or clasps when cleaning them.
Clean your mouth after removing your dentures: Use a soft bristled toothbrush on natural teeth, and gauze or a soft toothbrush to clean your tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth. If used, remove any remaining denture adhesive from your gums.
Brush your dentures at least daily: Remove and gently clean your dentures daily. Soak and brush them with a soft bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque, and other deposits. If you use denture adhesive, clean the grooves that fit against your gums to remove any remaining adhesive. Don’t use denture cleansers inside your mouth.
Soak your dentures overnight: Most types of dentures need to stay moist overnight to keep their shape. Place your dentures in water or a mild denture-soaking solution overnight. Check with your dentist about properly storing your dentures overnight. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning and soaking solutions (such as Polident or Efferdent).
See your dentist if your dentures fit loose: See your dentist promptly if your dentures become loose. Loose dentures can cause irritation, sores, and infection.
Schedule regular dental checkups: Your dentist will recommend how often to visit to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. Your dentist can help ensure a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort, and also check the inside of your mouth to make sure it’s healthy.
YOU SHOULD TYPICALLY AVOID:
Abrasive cleaning materials: Avoid stiff bristled brushes, strong cleansers, and harsh toothpastes, as these are too abrasive and can damage your dentures.
Whitening toothpastes: Toothpastes advertised as whitening pastes often contain peroxide which does little to change the colour of the denture teeth.
Bleach-containing products: Don’t use any bleaching products as these can weaken dentures and change their colour. Don’t soak your dentures with metal attachments in solutions that contain chlorine because it can tarnish and corrode the metal.
Hot water: Avoid hot or boiling water as it could warp your denture.
DO NOT WEAR YOUR DENTURES WHILE YOU SLEEP: Your gums and tissues need a break from having your dentures in all day. You can get sores and your mouth can become irritated from constantly wearing your dentures without a break in between.
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