FAQs ABout Partial Dentures with Dr. Ajay Potluri

Dentures $774 plus lab fee

denturesDentures are prostheses, devices or appliances used to replace missing or lost teeth. Dentures are of several types – complete or partial, fixed or removable, metal or plastic and rigid or flexible. Complete dentures replace all the teeth in the mouth, whereas partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth.

Dentures enable patients to chew comfortably while enhancing aesthetics, restoring the youthful looks and maintaining the correct facial height. Dentures are supported by the hard and soft tissues of the mouth or natural teeth or dental implants.

Loose or ill-fitting dentures can be relined or adjusted for adequate retention and better fit. Denture bases made with 3-D printing technology are precise and fit well, avoiding multiple adjustments.

Dentures are often recommended to replace missing teeth and intra-oral structures after oral cancer therapy and when dental implants cannot be offered.

Look and feel 10 years younger!

When missing teeth are replaced with dentures, the facial aesthetics and dimensions are restored. Essential functions such as chewing and speech improve; wrinkles and facial folds disappear, making the denture wearer look and feel a decade younger!

Replacing missing teeth with dentures is more cost-effective since dentures are easy to clean, can be adjusted, re-lined, re-based and tend to last longer.

We are Way Different!

My Dentist in Surrey/ White Rock is one of the first dental offices in Vancouver to introduce 3D Printing for denture bases and is well equipped with the latest technologies like Cerec® CAD-CAM technology, digital x-rays, and 3D imaging.

We offer same day services such as same day dentures and same day dental implants. Our services include;

  • Implant supported dentures,
  • Complete dentures,
  • Removable partial dentures,
  • Fixed partials,
  • Flexible dentures
  • Temporary dentures.

Our staff is caring, friendly and dedicated to providing the best possible care to every patient. At ‘My Dentist @ Morgan Creek’, we also ensure that we provide detailed home-care instructions after you receive your dentures, along with the oral hygiene regimen. We follow-up with our patients and send reminders when requested by our patients. Read what our patients say about us

Dr. Ajay Potluri and Dr. Madhvi Potluri have been practicing general dentistry and family dentistry for over 25 years. They have been serving the communities in and around South Surrey, White Rock, New Westminster, Cloverdale, and Langley BC in the last 20 years.

Dr. Madhvi Potluri is well experienced in restoring facial aesthetics and Dr. Ajay Potluri is well-trained in dentures and dental implants. They provide precise, efficient and safe treatment in their routine dental practice at ‘My Dentist @ Morgan Creek’.

From using advanced technologies, to continue training and upgrading their dental skills, the team of skilled dentists is committed to delivering gentle dentistry for the benefit of our patients. Read more about our dentists

Contact us Today!

Do give us a call on 604 542 0123 or write to mydentists@gmail.com if you have any questions about Dentures or replacing missing teeth or would like to schedule an appointment.

We Carefully Match Dentures for Your Face & Complexion

As your body ages, so do your teeth. Our natural teeth become more susceptible to decay and other dental health issues as we get older. Sometimes these dental health issues lead to the extraction of your natural teeth. My Dentist at Morgan Creek, we provide partial and complete dentures for our patients who have lost some or all of their teeth.

How Can I Avoid More Tooth Loss?

dentures & partial dentures in SurreyIn order to avoid tooth loss, regular brushing and flossing are very important. Flossing especially is important in removing food particles that collect between your teeth. An old saying used by dental professionals is “pick out the teeth you want to keep and just floss them!”

The bottom line? Visit My Dentist at Morgan Creek in Surrey regularly and if you’re having problems, ask your dentist to try everything possible to avoid having your tooth or teeth pulled. Even the best denture isn’t going to be as good as your natural teeth. We do complete and partial dentures here but at best, dentures are a compromise. Discuss all options with your dentist.

Dentures Overview

Dentures are a type of prosthesis used to accommodate missing teeth. These devices are typically removable, but some are bonded or implanted. When all teeth are absent, complete dentures are used. When only some teeth are missing, partial dentures are used. Dentures may be for the maxillary arch, mandibular arch or both.

Warning Signs

Soreness at the corners of the mouth: If your dentures alter the way your mouth closes, saliva may gather in the corners of the lips. This moisture can, over time, lead to conditions or infections like cheilosis or stomatitis. Your dentist can best determine the cause of soreness and how to alleviate it.

Irritation of the gums: Irritation can be caused by food particles rubbing against the gums after getting trapped under the dentures. Friction can lead to sores or bleeding, and if it’s persistent, you should see your dentist to rule out other possibilities.

Slippage: If dentures fit appropriately, there should not be an issue with suction. As the mouth changes, the seal between the gums and the device may weaken. If your dentures are not adhering the way they once did, contact your dentist.

When Dentures Are Prescribed

  • When there is difficulty eating due to missing teeth
  • When there is a difficulty with pronunciation
  • To restore the appearance of the patient’s smile and overall facial structure

Types of Dentures

Dentures will fall into one of two groups: partial or complete.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures, or bridges, are attached to the teeth to fill in gaps where other teeth are missing. Bridges may be removable or may sit in a fixed position using a crown. Bridges help maintain the appearance of a healthy smile while also keeping the remaining teeth in their proper alignment instead of shifting over time.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures replace an entire arch. Following a few months of total tooth loss, conventional dentures are placed in the patient’s mouth. This is done to allow the gums a chance to heal. Immediate dentures can be used immediately following extraction, but immediate dentures do not allow for the tissue and bone to settle, which will require adjustment over time. Immediate dentures are generally exchanged for conventional dentures as time goes on.

Patient Experience

  1. A dentist or denturist will treat you for dentures and instruct you in their care.
  2. The dentist will take an impression of the dimensions of your jaw and how the arches sit in relation to one another.
  3. Once the model fits appropriately, the prosthesis will be processed.
    You will then be able to wear your dentures.
  4. During the first few weeks, you may be asked to wear your dentures all the time to get used to them and to detect any possible flaws in the design.
  5. You should steer clear of hard or sticky foods and may need to stick with soft food in small portions until you get used to the prosthesis.
  6. Talking may be difficult initially, but you should be able to communicate without issue after some practice.
  7. Because the brain does not immediately recognize this new prosthesis, you may salivate more than usual. Gagging may also occur.
  8. Dentures may come loose when you cough or laugh. This is normal and easily corrected.
  9. Follow your dentist’s instructions for how to clean and care for your dentures. Only use adhesive if your dentist approves.
  10. Your jaw will change over time. Plan to change your dentures every five to seven years for optimal results.

Other Denture Resources

Dentures – Canadian Dental Association – MouthHealthy
Dentures: Types (Partial and Complete), Cost, Cleaning
Partial Dentures, Full Dentures and Denture Care
Dentures, Cosmetic Dentistry | Colgate Oral Care
Know Your Teeth – Infobites – What Is a Denture?