What to Expect When Preparing for Dentures
Are you thinking about getting dentures from an Edmonton denture clinic such as Westmount Dental Centre? You should know that your options include complete, partial, and implant dentures. Let us explain the process involved in getting them.
Complete dentures consist of a full set of replacement teeth for your upper arch, lower arch or both. These conventional dentures are what most people envision when they think of "false teeth."
If you visit an Edmonton denture clinic and decide that complete dentures are right for you, then the process of getting them will begin with removing any remaining natural teeth, followed by a healing period. Your dentist will then take an accurate impression of your gums and mouth, which will be used to ensure that your dentures fit correctly. When the dentures are ready, your dentist will again check that they fit as they should.
Another common form of dentures in Edmonton is partial dentures. Partial dentures are used when only one or a few teeth are missing, and when there is no need to remove any other teeth.
The process of getting partial dentures is similar to getting complete dentures. An impression is taken and the dentures are custom-made specifically for you. Your dentist will then seat the new denture in place by using adjacent, healthy natural teeth as abutments.
Implant dentures are also sometimes recommended by Edmonton dentists for patients with missing teeth. Implant dentures, which are affixed to titanium roots that are implanted in your gums and jawbone, have numerous unique advantages. Not only are they much longer lasting, but they function much more like natural teeth than other types of dentures.
Unlike with complete and partial dentures, the process of getting implant dentures requires surgery and some healing time. The titanium roots must be surgically placed and given time to attach to the jawbone. Once your implant dentures have been made and your healing process is complete, the dentures are attached to the implants and held securely in place.
Westmount Dental Centre: Your Edmonton Denture Clinic
Westmount Dental Centre is a family dentist in West Edmonton that provides a comprehensive array of dental services, including dentures and denture care. Our helpful and caring staff can answer any other questions you may have about dentures and about the process of getting them.
Don't hesitate to speak to one of our Edmonton dentists if you are thinking about getting dentures. Set up an appointment with Westmount Dental Centre and we can help you decide on the right type of dentures for you.