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					Complete Dentures                                             Kanata Dentures
Nothing man-made will ever       bite may not feel quite like it a denture protects your gums
be a perfect substitute for      should. In that case you will   from shrinking as quickly be-
natural, healthy, teeth, and     need to call your Denturist to  cause the denture teeth take
yet dentistry has made great     come and make the proper        all the pressure of chewing.
progress in developing solu-     adjustments at no extra cost.   2. By the 7th year, the den-
tions for their loss. Complete   With each adjustment the        ture’s teeth will have started
Dentures are one of the most     denture will settle in more,    to wear. By that point it re-
common of those solutions,       sometimes requiring addi-       quires greater movement in
designed to replace a full set   tional adjustments. These are   order for you to close your
of natural teeth. Though they    a normal part of the progres-   mouth and for your teeth to
cannot be expected to do         sive fitting process.           contact. The result is a strain
everything the natural teeth                                     on your jawbone which can
once may have done, when         Though you will develop com- cause joint problems and
used sensibly and cared for      fort with your new Complete     even headaches.
properly, Complete Dentures      Dentures, eventually the
enable you to eat and speak      time will come for them to be Because your gums shrink
with comfort and confidence.     replaced. Denturists recom-     more and more over time,
                                 mend replacement every 5-7 each new denture may have
Made specifically to suit an     years for two main reasons:     a slightly different fit and look.
individual’s needs based on      1. In the absence of natural    A Denturist cannot prevent
the shape of the mouth and       teeth, gums shrink over time. these changes, but they can
face, Complete Dentures are      As this progresses, dentures work with you to ensure you
designed to support the lips     become loose and ultimately are happy with your appear-
and cheeks, giving a natural     will not fit as well as they    ance and fit. It remains, how-
appearance. Once you’ve          should. Even when a person      ever, an unfortunate reality
received your new Complete       feels after 7 years that their  that even though a previous
Dentures, you can expect         dentures fit just fine, the de- set of dentures may have fit
it will take some time to get    veloped comfort is only be-     wonderfully, there is no guar-
used to them. Normally it        cause the mouth has adapted antee that your new one will
takes 2 weeks to adapt to        to the denture through all its  fit or feel exactly the same.
an upper denture, though a       changes. Despite that com-      The reality of changing gums
lower denture can take as        fort, even unnoticeably, the    means that we do the best
long as 2-3 months because       denture will still rock back    we can with what we have to
it is constantly being moved     and forth, beating at the       work with.
around by your tongue.           gums and causing them to
During this time, you may        shrink at an even faster rate.
experience sore spots, or the    In contrast, when fit properly,

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