Our smile is one of the first things people notice, and for those who have missing or broken teeth, it can take a toll on their confidence and effect their well being.
“Dentures are an investment in yourself and your health, which can vastly improve the quality of your life,” said Kim Dadswell, Owner and Denturist at Dadswell Denture Clinic in Collingwood.
“Your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. It’s important to have proper fitting and functioning dentures. If you can’t chew your food properly then you’re unable to digest it properly. This could lead to heartburn or indigestion and other health issues. That’s why it’s necessary to take care of your denture needs,” Dadswell said.
Dentures can give people back their confidence and the ability to enjoy food again
Restoring confidence and self esteem is a big component in Dadswell’s line of work. Aesthetically, she’s providing people with a beautiful smile; functionally, she is helping people to enjoy a wide array of their favourite foods and the ability to socialize with confidence again.
Dadswell Denture Clinic has an on-site lab and offers complete denture services including full or partial dentures, implant supported dentures, flexible partials with invisible clasps for metal free smiles, relines, repairs, and mouthguards, to name a few.
“It’s important to understand that as you age that your mouth changes too. This means that one set of dentures won’t last forever. Dentures should be replaced every five to seven years. Therefore, it is recommended to have dentures checked annually to ensure that they fit to their current bone structure,” Dadswell said. As well, proper care and maintenance in between check-ups is key.
Getting dentures is a process that’s tailored to suit patients' individual needs
No two mouths are the same. Each patient’s denture needs are different, and Dadswell ensures that every patient receives the dentures, and care, that’s tailored to them.
While Dadswell primarily builds dentures by hand, she can also create them digitally. 3D dentures can be fabricated using her 3D digital printer. This helps with production times and archiving of information. Also, should the need arise then it is easier to duplicate and replace existing dentures quickly, for example replacing lost dentures.
“Implant Retained Dentures have also become very popular in the last decade,” Dadswell said. “These dentures offer many benefits and are the closest replacement to natural teeth. Chewing ability is better and it preserves the bone which reduces the amount of bone loss you get over time,” she said.