Whether you need complete or partial dentures, our Brantford dental team is ready to help you get your smile back on track. Contact our office and let the experts improve your quality of life with our denture services!
Why is a healthy, strong set of dentures important? They stand in for missing teeth. Teeth not only help us bite and chew our food so that it can be easily swallowed, they also help us form words and speak properly. Our Portway Dentistry team wants every patient to have the advantage of a functioning set of teeth – and dentures make that possible. Complete and partial dentures offer many benefits including:
Are you missing only a few teeth? Partial dentures might be the best solution for you. This type of denture is used when your upper or lower jaw still has one or two natural teeth. If you choose partial dentures, replacement teeth will be molded and attached to a gum-coloured plastic base; the base is usually connected to a metal framework that holds the dentures in place. It is anchored on to the existing teeth in your mouth and you can remove the partial denture to clean it.
Complete Denture Choices
You can choose from two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are created after all teeth are removed and the gum tissue heals. They are ready to be placed in your mouth approximately 10 weeks after teeth removal. If you don't want to wait for new teeth, immediate dentures might be a better option for you. Made in advance, immediate dentures can be placed in your mouth immediately following tooth removal. Although the immediate aspect is an advantage, these dentures also come with a slight disadvantage- bones and gums shrink after tooth removal, and immediate dentures will have to be adjusted a few times to fit properly. In the long run, conventional dentures should be a permanent solution as opposed to temporary dentures.
If you are looking for a dentist who has knowledge and experience to create dentures in Brantford, call for an appointment today. We will help you determine which dentures are best suited to your mouth.