If you are looking for partial dentures for yourself or for a family member, the dental team at Point McKay Dental, located in NW Calgary, are here to make the process as easy as possible.
If you have one or more of your own natural teeth remaining, then a removable partial denture can be considered. A partial denture replacement is made up of a gum colored plastic base connected to a metal framework. This framework clips onto the remaining natural teeth to hold the denture in place in the mouth.
In some cases, a fixed bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, can also be considered as a treatment option when adjacent natural teeth are there to support the bridge. A dental “bridge” is considered permanent because it is cemented into place and is not removable. The advantage of the fixed partial denture is that it stays securely in place.
Yes, there are alternative 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.
We invite you to book an appointment at Point McKay Dental today. Our team of dental professionals looks forward to the opportunity to meet all of your denture needs.