Full and Partial Dentures in Little Italy Toronto.
Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are custom-made devices used to replace missing teeth.
Full dentures may be an option if you’re missing all your teeth or several teeth in a row but otherwise have good oral health. Partial dentures may be ideal if you’re only missing a few teeth.
At Little Italy Dentistry in Toronto, Ontario, we customize denture treatment for every patient. Our dentists guide you so you can make the best decision for restoring your smile.
Full dentures offer an economical option for restoring your bite.
Dentures come with a flesh-coloured acrylic base that rests in the gum. Upper denture bases are made to fit snugly on the roof of the mouth. The base of the lower dentures, meanwhile, is horseshoe-shaped and secured by the cheek and tongue muscles.
The layer of saliva between the denture and gums helps create a seal and keep the dentures in place. Modern methods provide an even more snug and comfortable fit.
Implants can be attached to the jawbone and serve as an anchor for your dentures. Aside from their natural look and stability, implant-supported dentures also tend to have a longer lifespan.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory after impressions of your teeth and mouth are taken.
The replacement teeth attached to the base of the dentures can also be customized to make your smile look natural. You can choose to recreate how your smile used to look or design a new one for your full dentures.
Full dentures can also be “immediate.” Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures can be attached to your mouth as soon as the teeth are extracted. The dentures are fabricated in advance, so you don’t have to go without teeth.
The downside of immediate dentures is that you’ll require adjustments more frequently. The gums are bound to change shape while healing, and this can cause the dentures to fit poorly. That’s why some only wear immediate dentures while waiting for their full dentures.
Our dentists can discuss these options in greater detail and answer related questions you may have.
Partial dentures offer a solution if you’re missing only a few teeth. They fill the gap left by missing teeth and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting and occupying the space.
Partial dentures often come with a metal framework that clings to the gum line. The artificial teeth are attached to the flesh-coloured acrylic, which is also used to cover the metal framework.
Today’s partial dentures are easier on the mouth and more aesthetically pleasing. In some cases, crowns can be placed on remaining natural teeth to serve as anchors for partial dentures.
How long do dentures last?
Dentures also experience wear and tear from everyday use. They may need to be relined or rebased to accommodate changes in your mouth.
Ill-fitting dentures can irritate the gums and make chewing and speaking difficult. If your dentures start to feel loose or uncomfortable, let your dentist know so they can check them and recommend fixes.
Little Italy Dentistry in Toronto, Ontario, offers full and partial dentures. Each device is customized for your needs. Contact us today at (416) 923-5881 to request your initial consultation with one of our dentists.
We look forward to sharing more information about different tooth replacement options and how they can give you back your confident smile.
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