Dentures in Windsor, Ontario

Dentures

If you have missing teeth, one of the most common dental solutions is dentures. These are a removable dental appliance and come in complete or partial sets. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing while partials are used to replace sections of teeth if some natural teeth remain.

Types of Dentures

  • Conventional: Possibly the most well-known type of denture, this is a complete denture. It is made and placed in the mouth after all of the teeth have been removed, and the tissue in the mouth has had time to heal. This process may take several months, requiring you to go without teeth for a time, but the completed dentures generally have a better fit than immediate dentures.
  • Immediate: These dentures are made beforehand and are ready to be used the same day that the teeth are removed. This means that you will not have to go without teeth for any period of time. However, the drawback is that you will likely have to return to the dentist to have adjustments made to the dentures as your tissues shrink and heal.
  • Overdenture: This type of denture fits over any remaining teeth. If there is a number of healthy teeth remaining in the mouth that can be saved, they can be used to preserve the jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. These natural teeth will need to be prepared by the dentist before the overdenture can be fitted.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures offer several benefits for patients with missing teeth:

  • They improve the ease with which to speak and eat.
  • They fill out the appearance of the face, preventing the facial muscles from sagging.
  • They can improve the look of your natural smile.

Procedure

Getting dentures is a lengthy process, requiring several appointments taking place over the course of several weeks. Highly accurate molds and measurements must be taken of your mouth and are then used to create the custom dentures. Several “try-in” appointments may be needed to ensure the proper shape, color, and fit.