Dentures are an artificial replacement for your teeth. Patients may require dentures if they have suffered from an accident, disease or experienced poor oral health care. Your oral healthcare provider will help you understand what procedures will be needed to restore the natural function and appearance of your mouth; Some patients may require the replacement of all teeth or only a few teeth. Dentures are offered in Partial or Complete types, however, for both types the procedure will remain the same. For the creation of dentures a specialist will create a model impression of your teeth and then custom-made dentures will be created for you.
Conventional dentures are designed to conform to the shape of your mouth. Your gums and the underlying bone are supporting these dentures. These dentures may rub against your gums and often create sore spots. Many people feel that a traditional denture is the best option for replacing teeth, because these dentures are removable and cleaned outside the mouth.
Dentures are available in either Fixed or Removable. Fixed dentures are only removable by your denturist for cleaning and examination. Alternatively, removable dentures can be removed by the patient for cleaning. Read about how to clean your dentures.
An implant-supported denture is retained or supported by four or more dental implants. This means that the denture does not rest on the gums. It becomes fixed on implants, which are embedded in the bone. In such case, only your denturist will be able to remove the denture for Denture cleaning and examination.
Implant-Retained Dentures sit on the tissue, but are held in place by the implant in order to limit movement. The minimum number of implants that can be applied to the lower is 2, while the minimum implants on upper is four.
EastView denture clinic is the clinic of choice in Calgary for partial denture services. Our Denturist Michael is a an honours graduate with over 30 years of industry experience performing implant denture services. We are a completely family run clinic and committed to providing our patients with the best experience and a beautiful smile. Read more about us.
Acrylic Partials are not as strong and tend to break more often and more easily.
Cast partials are not as bulky, so you will have more room for your tongue to move while eating and speaking.
It is a good idea for a couple of reasons.:
1. It will help maintain the position of the natural teeth and stop them from moving or falling over.
Cast Metal Partials are supported by the teeth and sit firmly in place. Acrylic Partials sit on the tissue and because of that, there is movement. That movement allows the clasps to move up and down and can cause damage to the tissue or the tooth it is in contact with. The movement also decreases efficiency when chewing.
Once the natural teeth are removed, the bone “shrinks” because there is less blood flow and bone stimulation to maintain the bone. If you are healthy and maintain your weight, it shrinks slowly. If you get sick or loose weight, the bone shrinks faster.
If you put weight back on, the bone doesn’t regenerate, and the dentures stay loose.
Most people need to come in for permanent relines around the 2 to 3 year mark because the bone never stops shrinking. Some people go longer, some need relines sooner.
Check ups are usually suggested once a year.