Full and Partial Dentures

For many entering a new phase in life, dentures become necessary at some point. For a few missing teeth, a whole row or an entire mouth, Costello Family Dentistry is the trusted source for dentures in Carleton Place and surrounding communities.

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Maintain a Natural-Looking,
Functional Smile!

Are you struggling to enjoy the foods you used to love, having difficulties with speaking or otherwise due to missing teeth? Dentures are often a great choice, regardless of your age. At Costello Family Dentistry, we know how important it is to have a smile that’s not only functional but also keeps your confidence in check. With our full and partial dentures, we can easily help restore yours to its former glory!

There’s nothing “false” about how these replacement teeth perform or look; we offer extremely durable, easy-to-put-in solutions that are also designed for comfort. Customized to match the shape of the roof of your mouth, gumline and otherwise, a full or partial set can alleviate discomfort in social situations while also enabling you to enjoy more of what you love: Great food and company!

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dentist holding a full set of upper and lower dentures in her hands


Full Dentures

Full denture sets by Costello Family Dentistry are designed for seamless installation and removal on a daily basis, meaning they won’t wear down and will last for the rest of your life if properly cared for. Full sets are typically reserved for those who would benefit from having all of their teeth replaced. The dentures are stabilized within the mouth by way of adhesion, but it’s not intrusive or uncomfortable. In fact, after as little as a couple of weeks, you might forget that you’re wearing them. Plus, our team will work very closely with you to ensure a perfect fit and lasting satisfaction, so there’s nothing to lose… other than your worries over what’s for dinner!


Dental Emergency?

Our Carleton Place location offers same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist near you to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!


Partial Dentures

If you have several teeth missing or in need of the extraction of multiple teeth that are grouped together, a partial denture set is a better choice. They can be customized to perfectly match your remaining real teeth to achieve a natural look. In addition, they’re useful for avoiding crowding or shifting in the mouth once in place, and they should be put in and removed daily just like with full dentures. Partial dentures are different in that they depend on support from your real teeth. Our team works diligently to ensure you don’t encounter any discomfort or irritation as these sets can come in unique forms based on the shape of your mouth’s structure.

Complete and partial dentures
denturist fabricating a new set of dentures.


How Dentures
Are Made

First, the Costello Family Dentistry team will work closely with you to determine which type of dentures are best for you. If we believe some teeth can be saved and you can still maintain a healthy smile with only a partial, then we’ll be glad to recommend it as an option. Alternatively, should we discover that your existing teeth are in need of extraction for various reasons – serious infection, for instance – then a full set is the better option.

After consultations, we’ll meticulously make impressions of the inside of your mouth to provide denture-makers with data to create a solution personalized for you; everything from alignment to bite can be customized. Once the dentures arrive, we’ll perform a fitting and test them thoroughly to ensure your satisfaction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Carleton Place dental clinic. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Costello Family Dentistry in Carleton Place.

Full dentures are used to replace a row or arch of teeth and are most commonly needed when someone loses all or most of their teeth. They are custom molded to each patient’s mouth for the best fit that provides the most comfort. Full dentures look completely natural and help increase confidence in your smile.


To learn more about full dentures and whether they are the right choice for you, contact Costello Family Dentistry today!

Partial dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth for someone who still has some natural teeth remaining. They are less invasive than other options and removable which allows for easy cleaning. Partial dentures are often more affordable than other options and custom-shaped to each patient’s mouth to ensure a comfortable fit. Bring back the confidence in your smile with natural-looking partial dentures.


Contact Costello Family Dentistry today to learn more about partial dentures and see if they are the right choice for you!

For the first couple of weeks, dentures can feel awkward or out of place in your mouth. The time it takes to get used to dentures is different for everyone and changes based on the type of dentures you have. Make sure you are following all of the instructions your dentist has given you. If it has been more than a few weeks since you got your dentures and they still feel uncomfortable, contact your denturist to see if there are adjustments that need to be made.


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The main goal of dentures is to make things easier for you. The two biggest day-to-day things that dentures change are eating and speaking. At first, it might feel a little strange, but once you have adjusted to the dentures, eating and speaking will feel more natural. While you are still adjusting to the dentures, it is best to avoid hard or sticky foods and instead eat soft foods or foods that are cut up into small pieces. Missing teeth can make speaking clearly difficult. Dentures will help make that easier. Certain words might be difficult to pronounce while you are adjusting to your dentures, the best fix is reading out loud and practicing words that you have difficulty with. Once you are used to your dentures and they feel more comfortable, your day-to-day life should be completely back to normal, eating whatever you want and speaking clearly.


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Proper denture care varies based on the type of dentures you have. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily helps to keep your mouth healthy. If you have removable dentures, pay attention to cleaning the areas under where your dentures fit. Removable dentures can be cleaned separately. Make sure that you follow the cleaning instructions that your dentist gives you.


For more information on proper denture care, contact Costello Family Dentistry today!