If you have lost one or several of your teeth due to health, old age or an accident, dentures are a viable option to consider. Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural gums and teeth. They are made according to a model of your own teeth so that they fit your facial structure comfortably. Dentures can be made to fit the look of your natural teeth.
Concept Dental offers all the major types of dentures to patients in Conception Bay South. Despite being made from impressions of your actual jaw and teeth, dentures may require relining and maintenance as time goes by. Visit our dental office to get professional denture relines, repairs and fittings for optimal results. Call us to book an appointment.
Different types of dentures are prescribed depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced. The main types of dentures available include:
Partial dentures Partial dentures are used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge. They are ideal for people missing multiple teeth. They are made of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by clasping onto a nearby natural tooth. These dentures can be easily removed and put back on.
Complete dentures These dentures are used when you are missing all of your natural teeth. Complete dentures and partial dentures are both made according to your natural teeth’s impressions and your jawline. This enables them to maintain facial structure and fit comfortably.
Immediate dentures These dentures are made before your teeth are removed. They can be applied immediately after tooth extraction. Unlike other dentures, you don’t need to wait while your gums heal. Immediate dentures may need regular relining as your gums and jaw structure may change during the healing process post-extraction.
These dentures offer a middle ground between the traditional denture that uses adhesive and expensive full-arch dental implants.
They are a great option for individuals seeking a cost-effective option to significantly improve their ability to chew and smile. As they are supported by implants, it allows the dental fixture to be shaped into a horseshoe and reduce the bulkiness. It facilitates opening the palate to create more space for the tongue and a better ability to taste food. These dentures are durable and do not require adhesive.
You can improve your diet by including fruits, veggies, steaks, corn on the cob, and other foods that you typically have to avoid with traditional dentures. Also, implant-supported dentures can give you the confidence to smile and speak.
Implant-supported dentures are removable, and you’ll be able to take them on and off as many times as required. So, cleaning and maintaining dentures is just as easy as a traditional denture.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
No need for adhesive
Function like natural teeth
Removable and easy to clean
Preserves gum tissue and bone
An affordable alternative for improvement of chewing and smiling ability