Dentures & Partial Dentures from Port Perry Dental
Port Perry denture care
Unlike an implant denture that is screwed into the gums and stays in the mouth permanently, a standard denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are several denture options available today, including complete and partial dentures as well as conventional and immediate dentures.
Contact Port Perry Dental Associates to learn more, or to book a denture appointment!
Complete and partial dentures
There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. These are both alternative options to having an implant tooth installed.
Conventional and immediate dentures
A complete denture may be either conventional or immediate. A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking four to six weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but they are not teeth replacements. They may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete denture - loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial denture - loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improve chewing, speech, and digestion
If you are considering dentures, make an appointment at Port Perry Dental Associates for an examination by our experienced staff. We will discuss all of the options available to you.