Frequently Asked Questions

Full dentures are removable dental devices used to replace all a person’s natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw or both. They are made from acrylic materials and are custom-fitted to the individual’s mouth. There are conventional dentures made after tooth removal and immediate dentures that can be worn right after extraction. They help restore appearance and function but might require an adjustment period. It’s important to note that the decision to get dentures should be made in consultation with a qualified dental specialist such as a prosthodontist. They will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine whether dentures are a suitable option for your specific needs. The anatomy of some mouths is less conducive to achieving a retentive denture.  

Dentures are designed to provide long-lasting benefits, usually lasting around 5 to 7 years. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, you can enjoy the benefits of improved appearance and function for many years. Embracing good oral hygiene and maintenance practices will help you make the most of your dentures.

Dentures stay in place due to their custom fit, natural suction between the denture and gums, and the support of mouth muscles. Denture adhesives can also enhance stability. However, properly designated dentures may be able to avoid adhesives. Regular dental check-ups ensure a proper fit over time. Communication with your prosthodontist is important to address any concerns and ensure your comfort.

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Process of Getting Complete Dentures from Dr. Kendall James

The process of getting complete dentures from Dr. James begins with a consultation appointment. During this appointment, Dr. James will assess your needs and determine the best approach for your treatment.

The next step is impression taking, where Dr. James will make a mould of your jaw to ensure a perfect fit for your complete dentures. This mould will be used to create a try-in, which is a mock-up of your dentures that you will try on to make sure they fit properly and are comfortable.

Once any necessary adjustments have been made, your final complete dentures will be delivered. Dr. James will provide you with the necessary instructions on how to care for your dentures, ensuring they will last for many years to come.

Complete dentures provide numerous benefits, including the restoration of biting and chewing function, improvement of speech, and enhancement of the appearance of the smile. By choosing a prosthodontist like Dr. Kendall James, you can be confident that you will receive the best possible outcome, with a comfortable fit and natural-looking smile.

If you are in the Kelowna area and would like more information on complete dentures, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Kendall James to schedule a consultation appointment.