Dentures & Partials: Your Smile, Renewed
Dentures, in one form or another, have been used for generations to help people quickly and affordably replace multiple missing teeth. Thankfully, they have advanced quite a bit over the past few decades, and now modern-day dentures are smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable than ever. Using the highest-quality materials and a meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Bal can give any patient a set of teeth that looks natural, feels great, and helps restore their quality of life. If you think dentures could be exactly what your smile needs, read on below, or simply contact us today for an appointment.
The Types of Dentures
- Partial Denture: These are used to replace multiple missing teeth while fitting in among a patient’s remaining teeth like the missing piece of a puzzle. They consist of ceramic teeth attached to a gum-colored base, and they are held in place using small metal clasps that fit onto neighbouring teeth.
- Full Denture: This is an entire row of prosthetic teeth attached to a realistic-looking gum-colored base. The dentures sit directly on the gums, and they are held in place using either natural suction or a small amount of denture adhesive.
- Implant-Retained Dentures: These resemble traditional dentures except for one main difference: they are held in place by snapping onto multiple dental implants. They usually are not removable, and they provide a much more secure fit and stronger bite force compared to a removable prosthetic. They are typically able to maintain their fit for much longer because the implants actually support the jawbone from the inside.