Do I Need Dentures? What Are My Alternatives? – Almonte Dentures Alternatives Kanata

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Do I Need Dentures? — What Are My Alternatives?

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Just mentioning dentures can cause some dental patients to tremble with fear. They would do anything to avoid getting dentures, possibly making do with unhealthy, painful, and damaged teeth. And it’s no wonder. Traditional dentures have a terrible track record. Many fit poorly, don’t stay in the mouth, and make it very hard to eat.

However, dentures aren’t the only way to replace lost teeth. Marchwood Dental Clinic Kanata offers our patients several solutions for replacing one or more missing teeth.


Do I Need Dentures? — What Are My Alternatives?

Options to replace missing tooth



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Technological advances now allow dental restorations to be designed and fabricated by precise computer-driven technology. These advances make denture alternatives available to the general population at a lower price point than ever before. Traditional dentures (like the ones you have seen soaking in a glass in your grandmother’s bathroom!), are a really poor substitute for natural teeth. Lower dentures, in particular, are known to shift, dislodge and slide while talking or chewing.

Our dentists may recommend dental implants, over dentures, or dental bridges as denture alternatives. They’ll help you explore your tooth replacement options based on your oral health, jawbone density, and number of missing teeth. That way, you’ll be able to make the best decision for your smile.




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Dental bridges are a time-honoured solution to tooth loss. When we place a dental bridge, your remaining teeth support the replacement teeth. A bridge combines one or more replacement teeth with dental crowns. The dental crowns are fitted over natural teeth, providing support to the missing teeth.

While there are advantages to dental bridges, they also have several drawbacks. A bridge lets you chew naturally: you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods. They’re not removable. Instead, they’re securely bonded to your natural teeth, so they don’t fall out. However, dental bridges put your natural teeth at risk. Supporting replacement teeth stresses your natural teeth, which can make them fail over time. Because of this, we now limit the choice of dental bridges in tooth replacement. We only place bridges in the replacement of a missing tooth when we have two healthy natural teeth, and more importantly when implants have been ruled out.



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All things considered; dental implants are the best tooth replacement option. Dental implants look like natural teeth. They function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat a healthy, varied diet of your favourite foods. In addition, dental implants require no special care: just brush, floss, and make regular dental visits. Unlike dental bridges, we can use implants in any situation. We can replace one tooth, an entire arch of teeth, or anything in between.

And that doesn’t cover all the benefits of dental implants. When you care for them properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. Studies show good survival rates of 25 to 30 years. Incredibly, anecdotal evidence goes even further: some implants are still in place after 50 years! Those are practically the first implants ever placed!


In our next article following this series, we will cover situations when an implant is recommended, and what to expect from the procedure. See you at the next article!

Marchwood Dental Clinic specializes in dental implants crown and aesthetic treatments, focusing on the oral and dental health of patients in Kanata, Dunrobin, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp and all of West Ottawa. We offer many treatment options and alternatives with cutting-edge technology to guarantee the quality of our service.

Contact us and schedule your appointment at Marchwood Dental Clinic serving Kanata, Dunrobin, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp and all of West Ottawa today. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

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