Dentures in Ottawa, ON
A person living with tooth loss may experience a variety of challenges. He or she may feel less confident due to the gaps in their smile. It may also be difficult to eat certain foods or to speak clearly. That is why we offer several tooth replacement solutions at Alberta Street Dentistry. Whether you are missing one or more teeth, we can help restore your full, functioning smile.
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and gums. When your teeth are lost due to trauma, cavities, or gum disease, your dentist might suggest a complete, partial, or implant-retained denture for you.
When all your teeth are missing, a complete denture might be recommended to replace the missing teeth and gums. Complete dentures consist of a plastic base that resembles the color of natural gum tissue. This framework supports a full set of teeth. Traditionally, this type of dental appliance is held in place by suction and adhesive. However, a complete denture can also be secured by dental implants. This is a more reliable option.
Partials are made with either a metal framework or a plastic base that supports one or several replacement teeth. Clasps are used to hold the appliance in place. It should fit snugly yet comfortably around your existing teeth. A traditional partial has a strong, durable metal framework. A partial denture made of plastic is usually a temporary or emergency solution. It can be worn after tooth removal while the gums are healing.
If you have missing teeth, you can achieve a better quality of life with implant-retained dentures. When it comes to tooth replacement, implants are the solution of choice for many patients with tooth loss. This is due to the convenience, longevity, and superior performance. Therefore, implant-retained dentures are more reliable than conventional removable prosthetics.
Furthermore, compared to natural teeth, conventional dentures offer about 15 percent chewing ability. Since traditional dental implant restorations and implant-supported dentures function like natural teeth, you will have 100 percent chewing ability. So you can enjoy restored mouth function and improved confidence.