“Who makes Dentures near me?”
Looking for a great denture provider? I totally get it. And, I think I can help…
I write a lot about locating dental service in the community because, every month, there are tons of people in any given city looking for a new Dentist. Usually, they are looking because they want somebody who can provide a specific service. Common services people search for include dentures, dental implants, dental crowns and dental bridges. In terms of dental treatments, those are the big fish, so to speak. Well, when it comes to dentures in particular, there are a lot of options. And, sometimes, it helps to have a basic understanding of what you’re looking for before you look for it! So, let me explain a bit about dentures and then, hopefully, I can give you some indispensable tips for conducting a really good search for denture providers. We can do better than just punching “dentures near me” into Google!
Dentures Near Me: Denture Types & Options
The type of Denture that is suitable for you will depend on the number and condition of any remaining teeth. To save natural teeth to anchor a partial denture, those teeth also need good support from the jawbone. When no salvageable teeth remain, a complete denture is the only option. However, even complete dentures come with some variety. So, let’s look at options if you are considering a removable appliance for replacing teeth:
- PARTIAL DENTURES: If you are missing some teeth but still have several strong teeth remaining, you are a candidate for a partial denture. Partial dentures can lock in around remaining teeth and so, they tend to fit more tightly (think less movement and shifting) compared to complete dentures.
- COMPLETE DENTURES: If you are missing all teeth in an arch or have teeth that are severely decayed or have lost bone support due to severe gum disease, you are probably looking at a complete denture as your removable treatment option. Upper removable dentures can have good retention and suction. On the other hand, lower complete dentures tend to be more loose as you cannot generate suction with them. Luckily, there are solutions to help complete dentures stay in place.
- IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURES: Some patients have a smaller size jaw and less bone available to hold and support a complete denture. With dentures, surface area is the name of the game! The more contact area you have between your gums and a denture, the more retention and support you will enjoy. When complete dentures have poor retention and shift around during speaking and eating, implants are a great solution for improving fit and hold.
Now, I don’t expect you to read my brief article and know which option is for you. You may, however, have had a consult with a Dentist at some point and been told what your options are. If not, I would recommend at least seeing a local Dentist in Kitchener for a consult. From there, you will know what treatment option(s) you are a candidate for. If that Dentist provides the service, make sure they do a lot of it. If they don’t provide those services, then you’ll be able to get a referral from them. You can also start your own search at that point.
Dentures Near Me: Search Tips
As I mentioned above, if you are conducting your own search for a denture provider, you can perform a much more targeted search than simply typing “dentures near me” into Google. Generally, your two options are Dentists and Denturists. However, not all Dentists provide dentures.
You’ll want to search for somebody that provides the type of denture that you are looking for. Here are some search terms that will help you better target your search:
- “complete dentures near me”
- “partial dentures near me”
- “implant dentures near me”
- “immediate dentures near me”
- “implant with denture near me”
- “implant supported denture near me”
If you like, you can add “best” or “top-rated” to any of those search strings above and Google Search will provide clinics with excellent ratings, typically. Check out a few websites to see what services, and what type of dentures are provided there. You may want to favour the convenience of having all related work (dental extractions, grafting, tooth preparation and related fillings) completed in one place. Only a Dentist can offer you this. Denturists typically work in conjunction with Dentists and/or Oral Surgeons for cases requiring dental extraction(s).
Dentures Near Me: Consults (Face Time)
Meet any potential service providers before embarking on treatment. Make sure to ask how much denture work that person does, how long they have offered the service, and how frequently they provide that service. Feel free to ask for any special qualification or training they have received.
Ultimately, you want to make sure you are comfortable with the provider you choose, whether a Dentist or Denturist.
If you would like more information on denture longevity and replacement, please read the useful article from the American College of Prosthodontics, here.
Thank you for reading!
By Dr. Kyle Hornby, Kitchener Dentist (providing Dentures Near Me!)
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Kitchener Dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a dental condition or treatment.