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Dentures in Thunder Bay

Upgrade to new dentures or opt for maintenance and repair for your full or partial dentures. These modern dental prostheses offer minimal discomfort and can replace several or all of your teeth.
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Candidates For Dentures

Did you know that approximately 25% of adults over 65 are missing all their teeth? Dentures are a widely accepted solution for missing teeth. They are dependable and can look very natural—you might have even spoken to someone with dentures without realizing it. Do you think you could benefit from dentures?

To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment you should:
  • Wish to replace several or all of your teeth.
  • Not smoke or use other tobacco products.
  • Have a healthy jawbone (we can help you with this!).
  • Not suffer from dry mouth.
  • Be prepared to take good care of your dentures at home.
  • Continue to visit the dentist for routine exams – just like with natural teeth!

How to Care for Your Dentures:

Maintain your dentures with regular cleanings and check-ups. Even those with flawless prosthetics should see their dentist periodically. During these visits, we will assess your dentures’ fit and condition and examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and mouth inside and out. In short, we care about your oral health, not just your teeth.

To care for your dentures at home:
  • Remove dentures overnight to let your mouth rest.
  • Soak dentures in warm water with or without denture cleanser.
  • Do not soak dentures with metal clasps in anything but warm water.
  • When not wearing dentures, keep them in water so they don’t dry out and warp.
  • DO NOT soak in hot water.
  • With dentures removed, clean and massage your gums.
  • If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water or try using a finger wrapped in a clean damp cloth.
  • If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth as usual.

Cost of Dentures in Thunder Bay

In you can expect to pay approximately $900 - $3500+ for full or partial dentures. The cost of dentures varies widely because there are dentures to suit many different needs. Full-mouth dentures can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3500 and up. The cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures averages out to about $30,000 as a ball-park estimate.

    How is the cost of dentures determined? Here are some important factors:
  • The type of denture you need.
  • Dental extractions or other required preparations.
  • Xrays that may be needed.
  • Whether or not you get supportive implants.

Every case is different so it's important to speak with a dentist and to have an oral exam to allow us 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.

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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

Dental bridges are a solution for restoring gaps caused by 1 to 3 missing teeth, while dental implants can restore any number of missing teeth. However, dental implants usually require a higher initial investment and specific health qualifications to be eligible for treatment

With regular care and maintenance, your dentures can last for 5 to 10 years. However, both the dentures and your mouth undergo changes over time. Eventually, you may find it necessary to be fitted for a new set of dentures due to wear and tear and changes in your mouth’s structure.

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 upper dentures should have a snug fit against your gums, while lower dentures typically rest above your gums but remain secure. Partial dentures should align with natural teeth and have minimal movement. Implant-supported dentures are stable and snap into place. If you’re unsure about the fit of your dentures, feel free to schedule an appointment for us to assess and make any necessary adjustments.

Once you’ve had time to adapt to your dentures, you should be able to enjoy a wide variety of foods. However, some foods can be tough on your dentures or cause discomfort. Hard or sticky foods like caramel, carrot sticks, or tough meats, as well as foods with small particles like popcorn or seeded crackers, may present challenges and should be enjoyed sparingly.

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