Which Dentures are Right for You?

Which Dentures are Right for You?

Getting dentures is a monumental experience.

Whether you’ve been missing teeth for years and dentures are a way to replace them, or you’ve made the decision to rely on them to give you the beautiful smile you’ve been looking for, there is a lot of information to take in.

Under all of the excitement of getting a new smile is a hint of apprehension. You undoubtedly have questions.

What will I look like when I take them out?

How do I know that I’m getting good dentures?

Will I still be able to smile, speak, and eat normally?

Those are legitimate questions that your dentist should be able to answer. But before you make the decision, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.

What are economy dentures?

This is the most affordable option. They are very basic and can usually be “made on the same day.” Some patients jokingly say that they only come in small, medium and large and you get whichever size is closest.

What are traditional dentures?

These are the types of dentures that most general dentists make. As another affordable option, they typically fit and look better than the economy version, but patients who don’t have enough bone structure to support them have problems.

What are neuromuscular dentures?

These will make you feel like you’re not wearing dentures. You can customize them to give you the comfort, fit, function, and aesthetic that you want. While they may come with a higher price tag, the benefits are worth it.

They are designed to keep your muscles relaxed. This is important because dentures rest partially on your muscles. When they’re stable and relaxed, you’ll get a better fit. Your dentist will build your bite at the position where your muscles function best so that they provide the greatest facial support. In other words, the dentures that function best also look best.

If you’re worried about your face sinking in when you remove your teeth, you don’t have to worry about that with neuromuscular dentures. Face sinking happens when dentures are not made to optimum neuromuscular dimensions.

Some patients who have chosen to go the neuromuscular route have said it looks like they have had a facelift, giving them not only a beautiful smile, but a renewed sense of confidence.

Where can I get dentures in Ottawa?

Getting a new smile shouldn’t be a stressful experience. Your dentist should take the time to explain all of your options to ensure that you’re making an informed decision. If they don’t do that, consider getting a second opinion.

Dr. Andrea Stevens would be happy to carefully explain the process and make sure you’re comfortable with your decision.

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