Dentures are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. They are a completely customized set of teeth that fit comfortably in your mouth and can function like your natural teeth would, in certain cases.
If you have a few missing teeth, dentures can keep your jaw strong and healthy by preventing your other teeth from shifting into the empty space of the missing tooth. If all of your natural teeth require removal, dentures are a non-invasive and affordable option for a beautiful set of teeth.
Dentures come in partial, full/complete, overdentures, and implant-supported dentures. If you require tooth extraction, immediate dentures are available to be worn during the healing stage of the extraction and replaced with permanent dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace a few consecutive missing teeth for functional and aesthetic purposes. They are affixed on a metal frame and can easily be removed for cleaning.
Complete dentures are a full set of artificial teeth for the upper or lower jaw or both. They are fully customized, set on a gum-coloured base and measured to fit comfortably into your mouth. Complete dentures should always be removed and cleaned before sleep.
Overdentures fit over your natural teeth, roots, or dental implants and are typically recommended when you have a few natural teeth remaining.
Implant-supported dentures are exactly what the name implies. Dental implants (artificial tooth roots typically made of titanium) are inserted into your jawbone and a full set of dentures are affixed to the dental implants. The result is a sturdy, more comfortable set of artificial teeth that won’t slip or move around like traditional dentures. Another advantage of implant-supported dentures is that they are more affordable than a full set of dental implants with crowns.
At Stoney Trail Dental, we offer all types of dentures as part of our restorative dental services in Calgary. When you schedule a consultation with us, our dentists will take the time to explain other teeth replacement options, such as crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
Restoring lost teeth goes beyond aesthetics - it can prevent further dental issues like teeth shifting, crooked teeth, and gaps which can all increase your risk of decay, jaw issues, dental-related headaches, and sleep problems. If you need an effective tooth replacement option, give us a call and we can begin the process of helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!