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Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

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Am I a Candidate for Dentures?

Dentures have a rich history, famously worn by George Washington, although his were made from hippopotamus and elephant ivory, not wood. Early dentures date back to 7th century BC in Italy, made from human or animal teeth and gold bands. Today's dentures are made from acrylic and come in two types.

How are Dentures Made?

Conventional Dentures are made after teeth removal and gum healing. Immediate Dentures are placed right after teeth extraction. Upper Dentures are acrylic and flesh-colored, covering the roof of the mouth. Lower Dentures are horseshoe-shaped, leaving space for the tongue. Teeth can be plastic, porcelain, or a mix. They can also fit over implants for a secure fit. Our dentists at Village Dental will help choose the right type for you.

When You Might Need Dentures:

If you don't visit the dentist regularly, you could miss early signs of issues leading to tooth loss.

  • Red, swollen gums may indicate gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss.
  • Shifting, loose teeth can signal bone loss from gum disease.
  • Toothaches could mean advanced decay, possibly needing extraction.
  • Missing teeth can put pressure on others, leading to more loss.
  • If you're embarrassed to smile, dentures can help.
  • Difficulty chewing may be due to dental issues, which regular visits can catch.

If any of these apply to you, contact Village Dental in Etobicoke. Remember, neglecting dental care puts you at risk for tooth loss.

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