Your teeth aren’t just helping to chew food, but can significantly alter your facial shape. If you lose teeth you’re suddenly at a disadvantage, it is impossible to eat correctly or look attractive. To combat dentures (custom-designed devices to replace missing teeth) can be used to replace missing teeth. From conventional to implant-supported devices and more, they have evolved with time and become more suited to their purpose. Dentures in New Westminster provides complete and partial dentures that can replace one tooth as well as a complete line of teeth.
Of all the dentures that are available, not all can meet your requirements. The list below contains a variety of types of dentures, like:
Full dentures also referred to as false teeth are made for cases where all natural teeth are missing in the upper or lower or both jaws. Complete dentures can improve speech and bite function similar to natural teeth. They are made of acrylic or porcelain and can last for between 5 and 10 years. There are two kinds of dentures: traditional and immediate.
Immediate Dentures: Your dentist will take the impressions of your tooth during your first appointment. Immediate dentures are put in the next day following the extraction of the remaining teeth.
Conventional Dentures: Your dentist will take an impression of the jaw after all teeth have been taken out. The traditional denture fitting process may take between eight and 12 weeks following the extraction of your tooth.
Partial dentures help replace missing teeth. They are made of acrylic material that is useful in preventing any misalignment to remaining natural teeth. Partially-dentures are held by a metal wire that is wrapped around your remaining teeth.
Implant-Supported Dentures are affixed to dental implants. They can be placed either in the lower or upper jaw. The jawbone must be strong and required for the support of the implant.
They are crowns that can be removed and can be put on and taken off using existing teeth.
How to care for your Dentures
Dentures that are new may feel odd initially, but their proper care will allow them to last for many years. To make sure this happens you should take certain steps like:
- Cleaning your dentures every day
- Cleaning your tongue and gums after taking out dentures
- It is important to thoroughly rinse your mouth before putting the denture back into your mouth.
- Are you looking at cracks or holes in the dentures, and making them repairable promptly?
Belmont Dental Centre provides dental implants bridges, crowns, and teeth whitening treatments in New Westminster. Please contact our team today to find out whether dentures are a good choice for you.