New Solutions to an Old Problem – Dentures
So… you have a missing tooth and you’ve decided you’re ready to do something about it! A dental bridge is certainly one option to consider, but there are other alternatives as well.
Traditional Dentures Can Replace Full or Partial Tooth Loss
Although they’ve been around for ages, today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural looking. Today’s dentures are definitely not your grandmother’s dentures!
There are basically two types of dentures.
- Full Dentures that replaces all your teeth
- Partial Dentures that replaces several missing teeth
We begin by taking an impression of your teeth which is used to custom make your dentures. If your dentures are full, and any extractions are necessary, a temporary denture is placed to assist with the healing and to provide “teeth” while your gums heal. A final denture is prepared after all healing has taken place, usually within six – twelve months.
Partial dentures replace missing teeth and are attached to existing teeth with anchors made of plastic or metal.
Both full and partial dentures are removed at night when you go to sleep, so that saliva can “wash” over your gums to maintain a healthy mouth
Ready to Discuss Dentures?
If you’re ready to discuss dentures, then so are we. Of course there may be other options available as well, but we won’t know for sure until we see you! So give Hawksburn Village Dental a call to schedule an examination and consultation. Don’t you agree it’s about time?