When you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, a simple smile can bring embarrassment. That doesn’t have to be the case. At Bowmanville Denture Clinic our goal is to get you smiling with confidence once more. We have a variety of affordable dental devices such as dentures and dental implants to bring your smile back to life. Knowing the difference between each type of dental device helps you find the right fit for your needs. The most common types of dentures are as follows:
When most people think of dentures they usually envision a full set of false teeth lining the top and bottom gums where natural teeth should be – this is a complete denture. Complete dentures are created by first getting an impression of the natural contours of your gums, lips, cheeks and facial muscles to ensure a secure fit. We take into consideration the natural movement of your jawline to get a symmetrical bite so you are able to chew and talk effectively.
Benefits of a Complete Denture
Disadvantages of Complete Denture
If you are missing a number of teeth but have some remaining, everyday activities such as eating and even speaking can be problematic. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth begin to shift into the vacant spaces, further compromising chewing and oral function. You may notice your jaw is sore or your teeth no longer meet when you bite down. A partial denture, also known as a dental bridge, fills in the gaps left by missing teeth preventing them from shifting and injuring your jaw and cheeks. Partial dentures are secured with a dental clasp which “anchors” or hooks on to neighbouring teeth.
Benefits of a Partial Denture
Disadvantages of a Partial Denture
Fixed Dentures (Implants)
Fixed dentures are commonly referred to as dental implants because they are “permanently” embedded into the jawbone. These fixed dentures function just like natural teeth, and can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
Benefits of a Fixed Denture
Disadvantages of a Fixed Denture
When natural teeth need to be extracted, something needs to act as a place holder and fill in the gap – this is when we use immediate dentures. An immediate denture is used not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to help stop the bleeding and keep debris out of the extraction site. They come with a temporary soft liner known as a tissue conditioner to aid the gums in the healing process.
Benefits of an Immediate Denture
Disadvantages of an Immediate Denture