A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces one or several missing teeth. The partial denture is connected by a metal framework that holds the denture in place. Full dentures are for replacing all your teeth. Both full and partial dentures help restore your chewing function.
Dentures and Their Details
Instead of a bridge, you can get a set of full or partial dentures to replace all of your missing teeth. These removable prosthetics consist of prosthetic teeth set into a gum-colored base designed to look like your gums and jawbones. They are anchored to your jaw with plastic resin or metal posts. At Summit Denture Clinic, our denturist in Langley, Canada, make restorations made of high-quality porcelain to be durable and natural-looking.
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, our denturist in V1M 0A1 may recommend partial dentures. These restorations are attached to your healthy natural teeth using metal clasps to hold them in place.
If you are missing all your teeth, you can opt for a full denture to replace them. Your denturist in V1M 0A2 will take some measurements and create a model of your mouth before custom-making the denture to fit your specific smile. The artificial teeth are set in pink acrylic designed to imitate the appearance of gum tissue. A flesh-colored acrylic base is used to add stability to the prosthesis. In some cases, a metal framework may be used to add strength to the frame and hold the denture in place.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. Implants can also act as an anchor for full and partial dentures, improving chewing function as well as restoring the look of a patient’s smile. Before choosing implants, our denturist in V1M 0A3 will need to evaluate your jawbone to determine if it’s strong enough to support the dental implant posts. Many patients also need to have preparatory procedures such as bone grafting to have enough tissue to grow around and support the implant’s titanium rods.
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, then you may need to look into getting full or partial dentures to replace the missing teeth. Our denturist in V1M 0A4 may suggest implant-supported dentures to improve the fit and comfort of conventional dentures.
If your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support dental implants, dentures can help you chew and speak more easily than you could without them. However, they won’t be able to prevent bone loss in your jaw as dental implants can. Without stimulation from the roots of your teeth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate over time. This can lead to additional tooth loss, changes in the shape of your face, and difficulty speaking and eating.
With proper care, dentures can last for many years. Eventually, they may need to be replaced with a new set of dentures. If you have good oral hygiene habits, including regular checkups and cleanings with your denturist in V1M 0A5, then your dentures may be more likely to last for a longer amount of time.
Types of Dentures
There are three main types of full and partial dentures, conventional, immediate, and overdentures. Which one you choose depends on how many teeth you are missing as well as how fast you need to have them made.
A conventional denture is made after your teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This typically takes four to six weeks. During this time, you will wear a temporary denture that is supported by your remaining teeth. Conventional dentures are usually the most comfortable type of denture to wear since it takes the longest amount of time to make and adjust as needed.
An immediate denture is fabricated in advance and immediately placed on the day of tooth extraction. You will need to be without teeth for a few days while your gum tissue heals, but you will not have to go without a prosthesis during the healing period. However, these dentures will require more adjustments to fit properly. Also, you may find it difficult to adjust to speaking with an immediate denture in place because your lips and tongue must get used to the new feel of the appliance.
Overdentures are supported by dental implants in the jawbone, and these are usually used if you have several missing teeth in a row. The implants will provide additional stimulation to the jaw to help keep the bone healthy and strong. Our denturist in V1M 0A6 will be able to determine whether an overdenture is right for you.
Enjoy Dental Implant-secured Dentures
Many patients choose dental implants to secure their dentures because they will replace both the lost teeth and their root structures. This prevents jawbone resorption and restores chewing function, which protects the jaw joint from degradation. Our denturist in V1M 0A8 uses dental implants to secure full arch restorations via bridges or overdentures. These options also prevent further oral damage and protect the jaw joints. Avoiding tooth loss and the resulting bone loss can also preserve the face’s youthful appearance. Replacing missing teeth with implants helps preserve the patient’s natural facial contours by preventing the sunken-in appearance of the cheeks that can develop after multiple tooth loss events. Patients enjoy a better quality of life when they receive dental implant treatment since they can bite and chew properly and also speak and eat with confidence. To determine if this option is right for you, schedule an appointment with our denturist in V1M 0A7.
To learn more about our dental services, contact Summit Denture Clinic at 130 – 2881 Garden Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X1, or call (604) 776-2881. We also serve areas including Langley: V1M 0A1, V1M 0A2, V1M 0A3, V1M 0A4, V1M 0A5, V1M 0A6, V1M 0A7, V1M 0A8.