Your body is similar to a car in many ways. It requires fuel in the form of food to continue functioning and requires preventative maintenance in the form of regular check ups and a healthy lifestyle. And just like cars, your body may need a replacement part like dentures, every now and then.
Even if you are diligent about your oral as most Canadians are, you may still need “replacement” parts after years of wear and tear. This is often the case with dentures. For example, even though the majority — 73% — of Canadians brush their teeth twice daily, seven out of ten Canadians will eventually develop gum disease in their lifetime, which may contribute to tooth loss.
Dentures today are much different, and much more comfortable, than the wooden dentures commonly word during earlier periods. There are a number of different reasons why people may need dentures or choose to get dentures. As such, there are a number of different types of dentures, from cosmetic dentures to full or partial dentures. If you’re unsure of what kind of denture is best for your needs or desired appearance, denturists can help you find the right solution. In addition, they can also help you by teaching you how to maintain and care for your dentures properly.
What do denturists do?
Keep in mind that denturists are not dentists. Instead, denturists can be described as oral health professionals who perform oral health examinations and take impressions of one’s mouth in order to create custom dentures. This is perhaps one of the main ways in which modern dentures differ from those word in previous time periods. Aside from the material, today’s dentures are different in that they are custom fitted in order to ensure a secure yet comfortable grip.
This allows you to wear your dentures with confidence and ease, and without fear of having them fall out or be uncomfortable.