Dentures are false teeth which are used to replace one or many missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when there are sufficient natural teeth remaining that are healthy enough to support a metal framework upon which false teeth are placed. Complete dentures are used when all upper or lower teeth are missing. An implant-retained denture uses multiple implants to improve the retention and functionality of a complete or partial denture.
The modern dentures our Guelph treatment team place are far superior to dentures of years past. They offer patients a comfortable fit to allow them to live the life they want without worrying about the way their smile appears or their teeth function. Our team of dentists and dental hygienists here at Guelph Village Dental have plenty of experience placing dentures for local patients. We understand the day-to-day challenges our patients face and we can respond to these challenges with denture treatment completed to the highest levels within our facility.
How Do Dentures Work?
Dentures are a tooth restoration option designed to replace missing or lost teeth for patients with oral health challenges. While the word denture has been used for generations, the latest denture products provide a higher level of comfort, aesthetics and greater functionality than any of the past dentures; especially if implants are used to help keep the dentures in place. During full denture treatment, the dentist will place an acrylic base over your gums. The base of the dentures is designed to intimately and accurately follow the shape of your gums and surrounding tissues.
What are the Benefits of Dentures?
Dentures are now considered one of the leading ways for Guelph dentists to help patients restore their smile after they’ve damaged or lost their teeth. The benefits of the leading denture products include:
- Provides a fuller facial appearance
The use of dentures provides a full facial appearance for the patient. When natural teeth are lost the body begins to reduce the bone structure in the area. This loss of bone structure means that the cheeks and lips are not adequately supported and leads to an aged appearance. Denture can help to regain some of the lost support of the cheeks and lips and restore a youthful look to a patient’s face.
- Protection for remaining teeth
The placement of dentures can help the patient to protect their remaining teeth. When several natural teeth are missing, the remaining teeth are subject to higher forces; this inevitably leads to the accelerated breakdown of the remaining teeth. The fabrication of complete or partial dentures can help to reduce the increased load on these teeth and therefore significantly extend their lifespan.
- Simple removal for cleaning
Another advantage of dentures is that they can be cleaned easily by the patient. They can simply be removed at night to help mitigate maintenance issues and to protect them for the coming years. Through effective cleaning and proper maintenance, dentures can be used by our Guelph patients for a long time.
At Guelph Village Dental, we can help you integrate full and partial dentures with seamless precision. We’re now offering comprehensive consultations for the denture treatment process. To begin today, book a consultation now.