Losing your teeth can have a traumatic effect on your sense of self-confidence. At Morrisburg Dental, we’ll explore all of your options for replacement. One of the most reliable solutions for replacing missing teeth—whether it’s a full set or just a few—is dentures.
Dentures are prosthetics that are worn in place of missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures.
When some teeth are missing, but the remaining teeth are healthy, partial dentures can be a viable option for replacement. A single partial denture can fill in missing gaps even if they’re not adjacent to one another. Partial dentures can be removable or fixed into place for continuous wear.
When all of the teeth are missing or have been removed, a set of complete dentures can be worn as a replacement. Unlike partials, complete dentures are only removable. Complete dentures are constructed and ready to be worn in two to three months following complete teeth removal.
A set of immediate dentures can be constructed and worn right away, but it’s important to consider the way your mouth’s shape will shift as it heals after tooth removal.
It’s worth noting that having dentures properly designed, developed, and fitted can be a lengthy process that will require several visits to our office. Your dentist will examine your gums and any remaining teeth and determine what type of denture is best for you.
For the most comfortable wear, several different impressions or molds of your teeth and gums will be taken. From these molds, we’ll create several models of dentures for you to try on. Once the right model is found, we’ll have your set of dentures cast.
The final cast will then be fine-tuned to ensure maximum comfort.
Whether you require a complete set of dentures or just partials, there are several benefits to this method of tooth replacement. Many patients love the convenience of dentures and how they do not require any invasive procedures or surgeries to be fitted. As well, innovative technologies make for dentures that look and feel more natural than ever before.
If you think dentures or partials may be right for your unique situation, get in touch with us at Morrisburg Dental. We provide the highest quality dentures and partials in Morrisburg, ON.