No matter how well we care for our oral health, teeth will eventually deteriorate over the years, possibly leading to tooth loss. However, selecting the right dentures to replace our missing teeth can be a long and complicated process. Aside from adding aesthetic appeal to our smile, dentures should sustain the jaw’s full functionality.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can have a negative effect on a person’s self-confidence and quality of life. Even with the loss of a single tooth, we might be ashamed to smile and talk with other people, making our social life suffer. Dentists often recommend replacing missing teeth with dentures, bridges, or implants. For years, dentures have been a popular and effective option for tooth replacement.
Choosing the Right Denture
To find the right type of dentures for you, consider a few key factors. With the advancements in denture design and dental care, dentures truly look and feel real. However, much of your decision depends on the current condition of your teeth and gums.
Dentures come in two different types: complete and partial. Here’s the difference:
● Complete/Full Dentures – As the term implies, complete or full dentures are a full coverage prosthetic oral device that is used to substitute the entire arch of missing teeth. This type of denture is individually designed to perfectly fit the mouth of each patient. If you are not a good candidate for implants, then this is a perfect teeth replacement option.
● Partial Dentures – This type of denture is commonly used to replace selected missing teeth. Partial dentures are usually removable and are attached to a pink-coloured plastic base. A metal framework is connected to the base to securely hold the replacement teeth around surrounding, natural teeth.
At Lambton Family Dental, we do not only provide quality dentistry and care, we strive to provide dentures that are both affordable and fit your needs. Call us at (519) 344-5747 or send us an email at [email protected] for more information.