If you are interested in a natural and effective solution to replace missing teeth, dentures might be right for you. Point McKay Dental is pleased to offer full or partial dentures, as well as denture relines, so you can restore your smile to what it once was, and say goodbye to the embarrassment of speaking and chewing with tooth loss.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic teeth that replace missing natural teeth. They also provide support for your lips and cheeks. Dentures are worn by those who have lost their natural teeth due to injury or illness, and are ideal for patients who are not candidates for dental implants or for those who prefer to try another option to teeth replacement. While the term “false teeth” concerns a lot of people, our dentists and denturist (who constructs the denture appliance) take every step to ensure that your dentures look as natural as possible. Innovations in replacement tooth design have come a long way in making the false teeth look incredibly natural.
Full Dentures are the most common denture appliances made, and are used by patients who are missing, or are in the process of losing, ALL of their natural teeth. After the affected teeth are removed, a full denture can be crafted to fit either the upper arch, the lower arch, or both. The upper denture has a pink denture base that extends across the roof of the mouth to create suction and help keep the denture in place. The lower denture is u-shaped and is designed to fit snugly along the bottom ridge of the jaw. All dentures are custom-designed for each patient, creating a very personalized and tailored fit. Full dentures can help with chewing and speaking. Furthermore, since the loss of teeth may have resulted in the loss of support for your lips, cheeks, and facial muscles, your new full denture will help fill out the shape of your face and instantly improve your overall appearance and smile!
Full dentures can be removed and put back into your mouth. A denture consists of a plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth in place. Dentures can take some getting used to, and while they may never feel exactly the same as your original teeth, they can look natural and are now more comfortable than ever.
When it comes time to fit your full denture, it will all depend on the type of dentures you have chosen and your specific needs. The following is a basic outline of the denture creation process and generally, you can expect that the creation and fitting of your dentures to take place over several office visits.
When it comes time to fit your full denture, the process will depend on the type of dentures you have chosen and your specific needs. The following is a basic outline of the denture creation process. You can generally expect the creation and fitting of your dentures to take place over several office visits.
Yes, there are alternatives to dentures! Dental implants can now be used to support permanently cemented bridges, thereby eliminating the need for a denture. In the case of a poor fitting full denture, dental implants can also be used to create better support for the denture. Please be aware that the cost of implant supported bridges and implant supported dentures is greater than that for standard dentures, but there is an added benefit in that the implant supported solutions feel more natural, are stronger and more stable, and will help maintain your jaw bone over time.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for an implant supported bridge or implant supported denture. If you would like to explore the potential for implants supported denture solutions, we would be happy to discuss this with you during your denture consultation.
If you are interested in an effective and aesthetically pleasing option for missing teeth, full dentures might be right for you! If you would like to learn more about full dentures, or you would like to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated team members, call us today at (403) 289-7829 and we will be happy to help!
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