At Ridge Smile Dental Clinic, our dentist replaces missing teeth and repair the surrounding gums and jaw tissues in our Ridgetown patients with natural-looking dentures.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are tooth replacements that allow patients with missing teeth to maintain the profile of their face, speak well and eat properly. They can be used to either replace one missing tooth, several, or all of your teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is critical to your oral health. If you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, dentures are an affordable replacement option.
Types of Dentures
Whether you need dentures to replace one missing tooth, a row of teeth or a whole jaw, your dentist can help you decide on the right option for you.
- Full Dentures
Your dentist will use full dentures, commonly referred to as false teeth or complete dentures, if you are missing a whole jaw of teeth.
You can have them fitted for your upper or lower gums, and they are held in place by suction and/or with the help of an oral adhesive.
Full dentures can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
- Partial Dentures
Your dentist will use partial dentures if you are missing more than a few teeth or if your surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge.
Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth or a tooth replacement like a dental crown.
They can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
If there is not enough gum tissue to support full dentures, dental implants may be used to help stabilize the dentures for a secure fit.
Benefits of Dentures
When you lose all of your teeth, your facial muscles can sag, making your look older. Dentures can help to fill out the appearance of your profile and your face. They can also be made to quite closely resemble your natural teeth, so your appearance will minimally change.
Filling a gap caused by missing teeth is crucial to your long-term oral health. By fitting your for dentures, your dentist will help to protect your remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to serious issues such as gum disease.