Our Ottawa dentists can use natural-looking dentures to replace missing teeth, in addition to the surrounding jaw and gum tissue.
What are Dentures?
These artificial tooth replacements allow patients to keep their facial profile, chew properly and speak well. Dentures can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or an entire jaw of teeth.
Are you missing some or all of your natural teeth, dentures are an affordable option for replacing them. Replacing missing teeth is an essential item on the to-do list to preserve your oral health.
Types of Dentures
Whether you require dentures to replace a single missing tooth, a row of teeth or an entire jaw, your dentist can help you decide which is the right type of dentures for you.
- Full Dentures
Full dentures are typically referred to as artificial teeth or complete dentures, if you happen to be missing an entire jaw of teeth.
These artificial teeth can be fitted to your upper or lower gums and will be held in place via suction or with the assistance of an oral adhesive.
You will be able to remove full dentures for cleaning and sleeping.
- Partial Dentures
If you are missing more than a few teeth or if your surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge, partial dentures may be for you.
These dentures consist of one or more artificial teeth. They are held in place by clasps, which fit to your natural teeth or a tooth replacement such as a dental crown.
They may be removed for sleeping and cleaning.
Benefits of Dentures
The loss of all of your teeth can result in sagging facial muscles. This makes you appear older. Dentures can help fill out your facial shape and profile. They can also be made to closely resemble your natural teeth, so that your appearance will not noticeably change.
Filling in a gap left by missing teeth is also critical to your long-term oral health. By fitting you for dentures, your dentist can also help prevent your remaining teeth from becoming misaligned.