Dentures In Hamilton And Stoney Creek


Dentistry on Queenston in Hamilton is the place to go to for all your denture needs. We do partial and full dentures. We make most of the dentures in-house. We are also located very close to a denture clinic and have a strong working relationship with them. This means you receive your dentures faster, a better fit and visually matching your existing teeth - all at reasonable prices. You can smile and eat freely and nobody would know that your teeth are not natural.

Sometimes, false teeth (dentures) are needed to replace badly damaged teeth. Depending on whether they replace all or some of the teeth, dentures are classified as full or partial. A full denture replaces the complete set of teeth and requires the removal of any remaining natural teeth prior to its placement. A partial denture is designed to replace one or a few missing teeth. Dentures may be permanent or removable. 

Despite technological advances, the materials used to make denture teeth are more fragile than natural teeth. As a result, the dentures wear out faster than natural teeth and, depending upon the wear and tear and changes in bone structure, should be replaced with a new set of dentures after every 5 years or so.

It's a myth that only seniors need dentures. The fact is that anyone can need dentures. For example, hockey players, accident survivors, people with generic disorders and people with periodontal disease. Other reasons could include pregnancy, tooth developmental defects due to severe malnutrition, tooth decay and drug use. 

When we deliver your dentures to you, you will also receive instructions on how to properly care for your dentures to ensure their longevity and minimizing health risks. In the beginning, we may want to see you often to ensure that the denture fit. Over time, your gums will change shape, and your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced. Your dentist at Dentistry on Queenston in Hamilton and Stoney Creek will gladly handle these adjustments. 

Some of the problems associated with dentures can be:

  • Awkwardness - getting used to a foreign object in mouth

  • Irritation - experiencing pain, swelling and increased salivation (these issues usually subside as healing takes place) 

  • Resorption - bone ridges that held natural teeth begin to reduce in mass and density

  • Difficulty Chewing - be careful when wearing dentures, because it may be harder for you to feel hot foods and drinks or notice bones in your food. When learning to eat with dentures, it may be easier if you (i) start with soft, non-sticky food; (ii) cut your food into small pieces; (iii) chew slowly using both sides of your mouth

Denture Adhesives

Denture adhesives are pastes or powders that may be placed in or on dentures to help them stay in place. In most cases, properly fitted and maintained dentures should not require the use of denture adhesive. Denture adhesives may be required to fill gaps caused by shrinking bone and provide temporary relief from loosening dentures. Denture adhesives do not address the problems with ill-fitting dentures and prolonged use of ill-fitting dentures may lead to an increase in bone loss. Apply 3 or 4 dabs of denture cream, the size of a pencil eraser, on each of the upper denture that fits against the roof of your mouth and inside area of your lower denture. Do not fill the denture with adhesive. Using too much adhesive does not improve the fit of your denture or make them stay in place any better or longer. As a test, if excessive denture cream squeezes out of the denture after your bite on it, know that you have used too much denture cream. 

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that consumers of denture adhesive products:

  • Follow the instructions provided with the denture adhesive. If the product does not come with instructions or the instructions are unclear, consult with a dental professional

  • Do not use more denture adhesive than recommended

  • Understand that some denture adhesives contain zinc, and that although they are safe to use in moderation as directed, if overused, they could contribute to harmful effects

  • Know that manufacturers may not always list their product ingredients

  • Know that there are zinc-free denture adhesive products

  • Stop using the denture adhesive and consult your physician if you experience symptoms such as numbness or tingling sensations in the extremities

  • Start with a small amount of denture adhesive - of the denture adhesive oozes off the denture into your mouth, you are likely using too much adhesive

  • Know that a 2.4-ounce tube of denture adhesive used by a consumer with upper and lower dentures should last 7 to 8 weeks

  • Track how much denture adhesive you use by marking on a calendar when you started a new tube, and when the tube is empty

  • Consider speaking to your dentist to see that your dentures fit properly. Dentures can become ill-fitting as person's gums change over time

Denture Care

Here are some tips to care for your dentures:

  • Keep your dentures clean and free from food that can cause stains, bad breath, or swollen gums

  • Brush your dentures every day with a soft-bristled brush and denture-care product (do not use house-cleaning liquids or abrasive chemicals such as bleach) to remove food remnants and prevent tartar buildup. Do not clean your dentures while they are in your mouth

  • Take your dentures out of your mouth at night, and soak them in water or a denture cleansing liquid to prevent drying or warping. Do not put your dentures in very hot water

  • Remove your dentures at night. Never sleep with your dentures in place

  • Rinse your dentures before putting them into your mouth

If you or someone you know might need dentures regardless of their age, please visit us or call us at (905) 561-7310 for a free consultation or to book an appointment.