What Are Complete Dentures?
Complete dentures are also known as full dentures or full plates. They are provided as a treatment when there are no natural teeth remaining. You can have an upper denture, a lower denture, or full set dentures. They are removable dentures allowing easy access for cleaning. The top plate can achieve suction quite easily. This allows the wearer to smile, chew and eat. The bottom denture can also have suction but is rare compared to the top. The degree of suction for both upper dentures and bottom dentures can be improved drastically with the SEMCD Suction Denture technique.
Indications For Complete Dentures
Complete dentures can be for either the upper and/or lower arch. The possibility of having all your natural teeth extracted depends on the diagnosis provided by your dental professional. For example, if you have only a few natural teeth remaining but the teeth are not healthy and cannot be saved, your dentist may advise you to extract these teeth and wear a complete denture. The benefits can include better aesthetics, improved chewing, oral health, and overall health.
Dentures generally last for about 5 – 7 years. The acrylic material which makes up the denture has a “best before date” of about 5 years. Since acrylic is porous, it can trap a lot of bacteria and stains over time. The “best before date” is a guide to start taking notice of the condition of your dentures. It can become weaker, brittle and unhygienic making it more prone to breakage or making the wearer more susceptible to infections and TMJ Disorder.
What is TMJ Disorder?
The teeth used for the denture can wear away which can distort the location of your bite. This causes stress to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) leading to detrimental TMJ disorders. The TMJs are the two joints that connect your jaw bone to the skull. The amount of stress we put on these joints can be greater than the stress we place on the knee joints. The TMJs help dictate the specific way you chew your food!
Complete Dentures Cost
The dental plate cost can vary from clinic to clinic. Each province in Canada is provided a fee guide to follow. This fee guide takes into account of several factors. These factors include: the time it takes to make the dentures, the cost of the materials, and the additional costs to keep a good clinic operating. The fee guide “guides” each clinician to provide successful and health-benefiting denture treatments. Furthermore, the fee guide pricing has accounted for the senior’s affordability of denture treatments.
The Grade And Quality of Complete Denture
The number of adjustment appointments after receiving these dentures can range from three to ten (3 – 10), or sometimes even more appointments.
Quality & Value Over Price
Precision complete dentures (grade III) are more personalized and utilize premium material, precise measurements and techniques to achieve a more natural look and a more natural biofunctional denture. These dentures allow the wearer to eat, speak and laugh with confidence. It is noticeable that the number of adjustment appointments with grade III or IV dentures are greatly reduced.
Services After The Completion of The Dentures
It is highly recommended that you schedule a consultation to get proper pricing suited for your needs as these prices are only a guide for your budget. Furthermore, depending on the clinic, any services after the delivery or completion of the dentures can be considered additional which might incur additional costs, such as relines, repairs, etc… Make an appointment now to ask us about Grade IV complete dentures and how they might vastly benefit you.