Learning More About the Different Kinds of Denture Solutions
Every patient is different. Depending on how many teeth they have remaining and the current state of their oral health, each patient may require completely different solutions.
Denture technology has come a long way in the last few decades. As a result, our team of professional denturists are able to offer customized dentures for each and every patient that visits our office.
During your free consultation, we will walk you through your options and ensure that you leave the office with the best information available.
We have the answers to your questions — the transition to dentures can be confusing and The Denture & Implant Centre is here to make it as smooth as possible.
Today, we’re going to give you a brief overview of the main types of dentures so you can get a good idea of what you may need before speaking with our team.
If you’re only missing a few teeth, and your remaining teeth are in good condition, partial dentures may be the best option.
Partial dentures fill in the gaps created by missing teeth, prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting, and reduce wear and tear. By choosing a partial denture, you may be avoiding unnecessary stress on your remaining teeth and future oral health problems.
Partial dentures are also one of the best options for people looking to restore their smile. A missing tooth can often reduce a patient’s self confidence — partial dentures are one of the easiest ways to reclaim a patient’s smile and confidence in social situations.
For patients missing most of their teeth, or who require full extractions of their natural teeth due to disease, accident, or decay, complete dentures are likely a better solution.
Complete dentures replace the patient’s natural teeth once they are extracted — they’re often one of the best options for people with advanced tooth loss, gum disease, or genetic disorders that have caused most of their teeth to fall out.
Complete dentures can allow patients to eat more of the foods they want, reduce shrinkage in the gums and jawbone, and significantly increase self confidence.
These kinds of dentures often require dental adhesives to keep them in place. If you’re looking for a more convenient option, suction dentures may be the way to go.
Suction dentures are quite similar to complete dentures but have a distinct advantage.
Unlike complete dentures, suctions dentures don’t require the help of adhesives to stay in place. Instead, suction dentures use the natural shape of your jaw and gums to create a secure and comfortable seal that prevents your teeth from moving.
Suction dentures are one of the best options for patients looking to avoid surgeries while seeking the more secure denture possible.
Lastly, we offer dental implants. For patients who desire the most secure fit possible, dental implants are by far the best solution.
Dental implants offer the most stable dentures currently available. By surgically implanting metal rods into the patient’s jaw, we can ensure a greater level of comfort and security. Patients with dental implants report fewer occurrences of loose or ill-fitting dentures.
Dental implants also minimize the effects of bone resorption (jaw bone shrinkage) over time. The metal implants stimulate your jaw bone — which prevents shrinkage and keeps you looking younger, for longer.