A denture (complete or partial) is the prosthesis, artificial appliance that is used to replace missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is designed from acrylic resin and sometimes nylon or a combination of metals. Besides being natural looking and comfortable, they can last for up to 10 years if well cared for.
Why Would You Need Dentures?
Losing your natural teeth, whether from decay, gum disease, or injury, can result in short and long-term consequences. Thus, you should consider denture treatment when you need the following:
Ensure proper digestion: Dentures enhance your chewing ability, facilitate efficient digestion, and allow you to eat a wide variety of foods.
- Maintain proper teeth alignment: Dentures prevent the remaining teeth from shifting towards the gaps left by a missing tooth (teeth).
- mprove oral health: When food particles are trapped in the gaps left by missing teeth, it increases the risk of gum diseases and other dental issues.
- Improve your appearance and confidence: Missing teeth can sunken your facial tissues, but dentures allow your face to look younger and fresher, and consequently enhance your sense of confidence.
Denture Treatment Process
The process of getting dentures may require several appointments to ensure a natural and comfortable fit. Nonetheless, here is what to expect when getting denture treatment:
Initial Consultation: During your visit, the Denturist will perform an oral examination to evaluate if denture treatment is the best solution for your case.
Treatment process: If you’re a candidate for dentures, the process will then progress depending on the type of dentures that suits you best.
a) For complete dentures (used to replace an entire set of teeth)
The specialist will make the impressions of your teeth and mouth and use them to design your dentures. S/he will then remove the remaining teeth, and allow the gum to heal, which takes 2 to 3 months. During this period, your specialist may advise you to wear a temporary denture. Once the gum heals, the specialist will fit your customized dentures.
b) For partial dentures (used to replace one or more teeth)
First, the specialist will confirm that the soft tissue and remaining teeth are healthy. Then, s/he will move on to take an impression of your teeth to customize your denture. Once the set is ready, the gap is cleaned, and the denture clipped onto the adjacent existing teeth with clasps that hold it firmly in place.
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Sunrise Dentistry, located near Dixie Road and Burnhamthorpe Road intersection, thrives on providing the best services to patients of Mississauga and the surrounding areas. Our highly skilled dentists will examine your oral health and help you find the best dentures. On top of that, we have attractive offers (just inquire with the office) and we will even assist you to process your health insurance claim in time.
Our flexible timing allows you to schedule an appointment at your convenience- call us today for a broad, brighter smile.