Dentures are a viable option when decay or damage is so severe that tooth restoration isn’t possible. There are now numerous approaches available to providing dentures to patients seeking a way to restore their smile. Vibrant Square Dental is dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible denture option for your lifestyle.
Denture Options Available At Our Vaughan, Ontario Office
There are a variety of styles of dentures available. Each of them is used to address a specific kind of dental need. Some require being manufactured off-site and returned to the patient; some our team can provide the same day. Dentures for patients only missing a few teeth, and those available for patients missing multiple teeth. We also provide total or complete dentures for those who are missing one or both arches of teeth. Whether you’re replacing one tooth or multiple, there are two basic types of denture:
- Conventional Dentures – This type of denture is provided following the two or three months necessary for a patient’s recovery from extraction. While this time does allow the patient’s gums to heal, they also leave them without functional teeth. They will also experience shrinking of the jawbone and gums during this period. When conventional dentures are placed, there’s less need to return for them to be adjusted in response to this shrinkage.
- Immediate Dentures – These dentures are manufactured before the patient has their teeth extracted. When the extraction is complete, our team will provide them with these immediately. However, they will have to return to the dental office to have them adjusted. These adjustments are usually required multiple times over the lifetime of the patient.
Complete dentures are a fantastic way to restore the health and appearance of your smile. They allow you to continue enjoying your favorite foods and smile with pride. However, complete dentures aren’t always the best option. Removing healthy teeth is rarely appropriate simply to make a full conversion to complete dentures. For patients with healthy teeth remaining, partial dentures are an option. These dentures secure themselves to the remaining teeth. This provides a more stable mount for the dentures and ensures that healthy teeth are kept as long as possible.
Partial dentures are affixed to a plastic base that is colored to match your gums and palette. An additional metal framework is also necessary for attaching these dentures to your remaining teeth for support. Partial dentures are generally removable, so you can clean them nightly. However, our team may use a bridge instead of removable partial dentures when appropriate. Bridges use the teeth neighboring a gap created by a missing tooth as mounting points. These teeth are shaped to accept crowns, and a pontic is attached between them to serve as a replacement tooth.
Contact Our Vaughan Office For More Information
Our dedicated and certified team will explore your dental options with you and let you know which are appropriate for you. Once you decide on how to proceed, our team will develop a treatment plan to restore your smile and fit you with the dentures that are best for you!