Want to improve your ability to chew, bite, and speak? Our family-friendly dentists want you to smile freely with dentures at Expressions Dental Care in Richmond Hill!
What are dentures?
Dentures are custom-made removable teeth. They are used to replace all or some missing teeth, and serve the same functions as natural teeth. They act as a replacement for your teeth and serve all the functions that natural teeth serve. They look and act as natural teeth to restore normal chewing function in the mouth and improve the aesthetic look of your smile. Here is everything you need to know about dentures!
How long do dentures last?
Dentures last for many years with normal wear and tear.
Minor remodeling, re-basing and realigning work may need to be performed on your dentures to ensure a perfect fit as your mouth changes in shape due to aging and other factors.
We recommend properly brushing dentures to remove food debris and to prevent staining.
Types of Dentures
At Expressions Dental Care, we offer 4 types of dentures for our patients:
Conventional Complete Dentures
These types of dentures are used only after all teeth have been extracted and all tissue has been healed.
This healing process may take several weeks and the patient may have to remain without teeth for that period.
Once fit, conventional complete dentures do not require realignment as all the tissues will have healed and assumed a permanent position and structure.
Immediate dentures are fit immediately after the extraction of teeth and before the tissues have fully healed.
These dentures may require realignment as the healing tissues may change in alignment and structure.
At Expressions Dental Care, the dentures are custom made in our in-office laboratory after taking prior impressions of the teeth and gums to replicate it perfectly.
Immediate dentures are preferred by most of our patients as they do not have to remain without teeth at any point in time.
Partial dentures are a removable alternative to bridges as they attach to adjacent teeth to replace the missing teeth in between.
Some teeth may require crowns to be placed on them to serve as suitable anchors for the partial dentures.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. It has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
Benefits of Dentures
- They support the facial and lip muscles from sagging or sinking into the face.
- They improve the ability to bite, chew, and speak.
- They improve the aesthetic of your smile, allowing you to smile freely.