REPLACE MISSING TEETH WITH DENTURES
If you are missing teeth, dentures may be the best treatment option for regaining a full smile. Full or partial dentures are options when you visit Ellice Dental Group, Pearl Family Dental Care and Integral Dental. Dentures offer many benefits. First, they help fill out the face, preventing a sagging, older look that often comes with missing teeth. Dentures also free you from dietary restrictions on solid foods and improve speaking problems. Although dentures will need routine repairs and relines, they can last a very long time, making them a viable investment for treating tooth loss.
If you are missing several teeth, your smile and oral health can greatly suffer. Missing teeth can cause:
- Disturbance with the interplay between teeth and bone
- Decrease of gum tissue
- Bone deterioration
At Ellice Denture Group and Pearl Family Dental Care, we offer different types of dentures in Winnipeg to accommodate your needs.
Types of Dentures Available: Complete & Partial
We provide removable replacements for missing teeth with either complete or partial dentures. Dentures have long been a trusted method by dentists for effectively replacing missing teeth. They are made specifically to fit your mouth and to fill gaps where teeth have been lost. Keep reading to learn more about your options and contact us to schedule your consultation.
Partial dentures are available when you are only missing a few teeth in either your upper or lower jaw. If you still have some of your natural teeth, it is likely that partial dentures are the best option for you. They can also be used to hold a bridge. Partial dentures attach to your remaining gumline to stay in place. If you are missing many teeth along the dental arch, partial dentures may be your best bet.
Complete dentures are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Full dentures can be immediate or conventional. In other words, immediate full dentures are made before teeth are removed so that you have a denture to wear directly following the tooth extraction. Conventional dentures are made and inserted after all teeth have been removed and your gums and jaw tissues have been allowed to heal.
Caring and Maintaining Your Dentures
To best care for your dentures – partial or complete, there are a few steps you should follow. Just like daily care of your oral hygiene is important, you should clean your partial dentures daily. While caring for your dentures, you should always be careful not to drop your dentures. While they are durable and built to last, they may break if they hit a hard surface the wrong way. You should clean and rinse your dentures following every meal. Be sure not to use water that is boiling for fear of warping your dentures; instead, dentures should be brushed with a soft-bristled tooth or denture brush, warm water, and soap or denture paste. There are cleaning tablets available to use when soaking your dentures overnight which can help to remove any staining or plaque buildup that may accumulate. Before putting your dentures back in, you should rinse them thoroughly in warm water. For a fresher taste, feel free to use mouth wash after rinsing.
Our dentists can help you decide which type of denture works best for your situation.