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When most people think of dentures, it’s the complete denture that they’re thinking about. Also called “false teeth” or “full dentures”, a complete denture is exactly what the name implies: a complete set of replacement teeth.
The aim of a complete denture is to provide a natural appearance, maximum denture retention/stability, maintain normal speech, provide appropriate facial support, and to facilitate normal chewing function. A well-made set of dentures from Chinook Denture Clinic will do exactly that!
These dentures are made and inserted immediately once your natural teeth are removed. The denturist takes measurements and impressions at appointments prior to tooth removal.
There are a few benefits to having immediate dentures inserted:
- No loss of your smile, as these dentures are inserted the same day as your natural teeth are extracted
- Better able to chew during the healing process
- Able to learn how to speak with dentures right away
- Protects the tooth extraction sites and improves healing
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These dentures are made and inserted into the mouth months after your natural teeth have been extracted. The healing process can take up to six months, during which time you are without teeth or dentures.
What to Expect From Complete Dentures
One of the primary functions of your dentures is to preserve bone mass in the jawline. This ensures long-lasting natural aesthetics and maximum comfort.
First Week With Dentures
- Do not remove dentures for the first 24 hours. This may seem counterproductive, but the dentures are actually protecting the tooth extraction sites and minimizing pain and discomfort.
- Your mouth will be sore. Use Tylenol (or other medication as prescribed) to alleviate the pain. Avoid smoking cigarettes or consuming alcohol.
- Eat soft foods to minimize discomfort.
First Few Weeks With Dentures
- You will have to swallow more frequently as you re-establish the “new normal” for saliva levels in your mouth.
- You will have to spend some time learning better articulate your speech. You may have a lisp for a period of time, but most overcome this fairly quickly.
- Sore spots may appear. If they do, come back to see us for adjustment.
- Replacement dentures, repairs: one year.
- New denture follow-up adjustments: 90 days.
- Relines/repairs follow-ups: 30 days.
Our door-to-door courtesy shuttle is available for your convenience.
Calgary NW Location
936 Northmount Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2L 0B2
Calgary SW Location
#700 – 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0K9