Missing teeth can make your cheeks look hollow and your mouth look sunken. More importantly, your diet can suffer. Those missing multiple teeth in a row may want to consider dentures for both cosmetic purposes and overall wellness. Depending on the amount of teeth missing, we may suggest partial or full dentures. During your consultation, we’ll assess all your options and you can choose what you feel most comfortable with.
We are excited to help you take the first steps in replacing your missing teeth. Our denturist Franco Disciglio is here to make this process effortless and seamless.
How common are dentures?
There are approximately four million Canadians wearing dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and placed back in your mouth. A denture consists of a plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth in place. Dentures can take some getting used to, and while they may never feel the same as your original teeth, they can look natural and nowadays more comfortable than ever.
The conventional full Denture?
Full Dentures are the most common denture appliances made. After the affected teeth are removed, a full denture can be crafted to fit either the upper arch, lower arch or both. The upper denture has a pink denture base that extends across the roof of the mouth to create suction and help keep the denture in place. The lower denture is u-shaped and is designed to fit snugly along the bottom ridge of the jaw.
The term “false teeth” concerns a lot of people. However, our denturist takes every step to ensure that your dentures look as natural as possible. Innovations in replacement tooth design have come a long way in making the false teeth look incredibly natural.
What is the Denture process?
When it comes time to fit your full denture, it will all depend on the type of dentures you have chosen and your specific needs. The following is a basic outline of the denture creation process.
You can expect the creation and fitting of your denture to take place over several office visits. While your dentures are being made, there are immediate, temporary denture solutions to ensure that you are not missing teeth during the process. An immediate denture can be used as a temporary measure while your gums and mouth heal.