With so many styles of dentures to choose from, it can be difficult for patients to figure out which one they need. Here at Great Smile Family Dental, we offer partial and full dentures in West Edmonton for individuals who have varying levels of tooth loss, gum recession, and jawbone health.
Choosing to use dentures can have many benefits for patients. When someone loses their teeth, their oral health and wellness are affected, especially the jawbone. Teeth are not just used for standard eating and chewing – they are also necessary to keep the jawbone healthy through consistent use and pressure. Without the teeth supplying this pressure, the bone begins to thin and deteriorate, changing the facial structure and making the area more prone to injury.
Partial and full dentures also make it easier for patients to eat, speak, and engage in regular activities. Individuals who have lost their teeth often suffer from depression and poor self-esteem because of the changes to their facial structure. Using dentures makes it easier to eat and encourages patients to be more social.
The difference between the two dentures is that partial dentures are for someone who still has natural teeth, while complete dentures are for someone who has lost all of their teeth. Partial dentures are more common and are removable. They have small ceramic or metal attachments that allow the denture to clasp to the natural teeth and be held in place.
When wearing a partial denture, one of the greatest advantages is that it can be removed at night for easier cleaning and more comfort. Call us to schedule a consultation for partial dentures in Edmonton.
The most critical step in creating partial dentures is the development of the mold. The natural teeth will be measured to develop synthetic models that match what already exists in the mouth. The dentures can be made of ceramic or composite resin and will have clasps to connect to the regular teeth. The dentist will demonstrate how the partial denture is placed and can give recommendations for getting used to eating and drinking with the dentures on.