Understanding the Uses and Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are a dental prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth. Many Edmontonians visit an Edmonton denture clinic such as Westmount Dental Centre in order to reap the numerous benefits that come with wearing dentures. Dentures are a fantastic solution both for cosmetically restoring a smile, and for improving oral health.
When it comes to choosing dentures from your Edmonton dentist, you have two main options: complete dentures and partial dentures. Let's take a look at what these are and who can benefit from wearing them.
What Are Complete Dentures?
A complete denture is a complete replacement for either your upper or lower set of teeth. Many people use complete dentures to replace both their lower and upper teeth. Complete dentures are made by first removing any remaining natural teeth a patient has. An accurate mold of the patient's gums is then taken, and the dentures are created using the mold. The patient then has a fitting with their Edmonton dentist to ensure that everything is adjusted comfortably.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures, as you would expect, are used to replace only one or a few missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when the remaining natural teeth are healthy, strong, and able to hold the partial denture in place. Sometimes called a "bridge," a partial denture consists of a false tooth or teeth which are attached to adjacent abutment teeth.
Who Can Benefit from Wearing Dentures?
There are a variety of people who can benefit from asking their Edmonton family dentist about complete or partial dentures. If you're missing some of your natural teeth, then it is definitely an option you should be looking into.
Dentures come with numerous benefits, chief among them the restoration of your natural chewing ability. Trying to eat with missing teeth can make every meal a challenge, and can cause indigestion if the food is not properly chewed. Your dental and your digestive health can improve with dentures.
Dentures are also beneficial for people whose missing teeth interfere with their ability to speak and correctly pronounce words. Because they function like natural teeth, dentures ensure that you can continue to be heard and understood.
Finally, anyone who has missing teeth but also some remaining natural teeth can use dentures to protect their remaining teeth and ensure they stay healthy for a long time to come. When a tooth falls out, the teeth around the missing space have to work harder to chew and to support other facial structures.
Where Do I Find Dentures in Edmonton?
If you're looking for a West Edmonton dentist that can look after your unique denture needs, then look no further. Westmount Dental Centre is an Edmonton denture clinic that can answer any of your questions and help you decide if complete or partial dentures are right for you.
To get in touch with our staff and schedule an appointment with one of our Edmonton dentists, simply call us at 780-454-1269 or get in touch with Westmount Dental Centre online.