Verroche Denture Clinic supplies partial dentures in St. Catharines. These can improve your ability to speak properly and chew the foods you love. We have been part of the community in Niagara since 1981.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about this service. Don’t see the one that you have listed here? Then get in touch with us to ask.
Question: What exactly are partial dentures?
Answer: These are artificial teeth. They replace missing original molars when they have been removed or lost. Artificial dentures are customized to each patients’ specific needs. A dentist recommends a certain type based on where the denture will go and the number of teeth that need to be replaced.
Question: How long do partial dentures in St. Catharines last?
Answer: These dental appliances are tough but not indestructible. You might need adjustments from time to time. A maintenance routine will help your partial dentures to look good and last. They should be cleaned daily with a non-abrasive cleanser and a soft bristled toothbrush. Don’t use regular toothpaste. The ingredients can damage these dental appliances because they are abrasive.
Getting Rid of Leftover Debris
After you brush them off, rinse your dentures under running water to get rid of leftover debris. Don’t use hot water. It could damage the material.
Question: How do I eat with my new dentures?
Answer: The best advice is to start slowly with foods that don’t require too much chewing. However, your gums should adapt in no time at all. Until then start with food that can be chopped or blended so it’s easy to swallow and chew. Some examples include mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs as well as cooked cereal.
Testing The Temperature of Food
Check the temperature of anything you cook. Dentures have an insulating effect. That means you won’t be able to gauge how hot something is as well. The solution is simple. Just test any hot foods with your lips first.
Before You Go to Bed
Finally, your partial dentures in St. Catharines are designed to be removed before you go to bed. They shouldn’t be worn 24 hours a day without a break for a proper oral hygiene routine. Keep in mind our team is trained in the art of shade and colour matching. We can work to put together a partial denture that matches your remaining original teeth.