What Options are Available for Dentures?

We all know the importance of our teeth in our daily life. Our teeth not only help us chew food, but they can also change the appearance of our face. If you lose your teeth, it is impossible to eat properly and look attractive. To replace your missing teeth, dentures are very much advisable, to begin with.

Dentures in New Westminster provides complete and partial dentures and also implant-supported dentures.

The list below contains a variety of types of dentures –

Complete Dentures

Full dentures are used for the upper or lower jaw. Complete dentures can dramatically improve speech and bite function almost like your 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 and send it to the denture lab. After extraction, denture fitting can take 8 to 12 weeks.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures help replace missing teeth. They are made of acrylic material and also prevent other teeth from moving out of alignment. Partial dentures are metal wires wrapped around the teeth to hold them in place.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Nowadays, people are choosing implant-supported dentures. Implant-Supported Dentures are attached to implants. They can be placed either in the lower or upper jaw. The jawbone must be strong to support the implant to hold.

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 regularly every day and every meal.
  • Cleaning your tongue and gums after taking out dentures.
  • Rinsing your mouth before putting the denture back into your mouth is very important.
  • If you see any cracks or holes in your denture, send it for repair.


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.