A denture is a removable dental appliance that serves as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. Reasons why you may need dentures include:
- Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
There Are Two Types Of Dentures: Complete Or Partial
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth in either the upper or lower arch are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. They not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but also prevent other teeth from shifting.
A Complete Denture May Be Either Conventional Or Immediate.
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth that have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which usually takes about four to six weeks. During this time, you will go without teeth and a soft diet is recommended. Immediate dentures are generally the preferred treatment prescribed by Dr. Randy Singh, Dr. Marty Sekand, Dr. Ken Jandoo or Dr. Steven Schneider at Richmond Hill Dentistry because they do not require that you go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and are immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus enabling you to have teeth during the healing process. As the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made frequently until the healing process is complete. This can take up to three months. Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired or readjusted due to normal wear.
Implant Supported Dentures
If you are looking for minimally invasive solutions for a fixed, full-arch denture restoration with a high patient satisfaction, please ask us about our implant supported dentures, implant retained dentures or “All-on-4” implant denture treatment. These are the best ways to secure your dentures so that you can speak, smile and eat with confidence. We can recommend which option is best for you at the time of your denture consultation. Dr. Randy Singh, Dr. Marty Sekand, Dr. Ken Jandoo or Dr. Steven Schneider have over 15 years experience working with dental implants.
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