Dentures are the most common option for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. With a custom-fit denture, edentulous patients are able to restore the function and appearance of their smile. Made from high-quality durable materials modern dentures offer improved function and a more natural-looking smile.
Traditional dentures are removable. A well-fitted removable denture can improve the function of the bite and is an effective cosmetic solution for a more beautiful smile.
DENTAL IMPLANTS: IMPROVING THE DENTURE
Sudbury Dental Arts offers Implant-supported dentures. Dental implants improve the fit, comfort, and function of a denture. Dental implant posts are made from a biocompatible material that fuses with the jaw bone helping to support bone retention and gum health.
Implant-supported dentures are less likely to slip or move. Patients enjoy a confident smile that will not interfere with their speech or chewing ability. Implant dentures allow patients to eat a diet without restriction.
If you are looking for a long-term solution for replacing a full arch of missing teeth, implant-supported dentures offer the most secure, comfortable, and highly functional option. They look and work just like a natural set of teeth.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Dentures are custom-designed using high-quality ceramic. The denture will be color-matched and shaped to your unique specifications. Using his skillful and naturally artistic eye, Dr. Gauthier will take into consideration your facial aesthetics such as size and shape to create a denture that enhances your appearance.
The denture will be specially designed to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth. Modern dentures are more natural-looking than traditional options and many patients enjoy an improved sense of self-confidence.
For Implant Dentures:
Sudbury Dental Arts can coordinate all phases of your implant procedure. From the initial consultation to the surgical implantation and all the way through the design and fit of your final restoration. Our in-house dental implants make replacing your teeth convenient and allow for predictable and precise results. Our team works together to coordinate all phases of your treatment within our practice.
Once the dental implants are placed they are left to heal for about 3-6 months. During this time the patient may wear a temporary denture for eating. Patients are encouraged to eat a soft diet so the implants can heal properly.
After the implants fully heal and have properly fused with the jaw the final denture will be fit and secured to the implants. Once the denture is in place, patients can maintain and use their new smile as they would their natural teeth.
For Traditional Dentures:
Sometimes, dental implants aren’t a viable option. They do require you to have a certain amount of bone density and you have to be in good oral and overall health for implants. In these cases, traditional dentures may still be the preferred option. Removable dentures are also an option for people that are looking for an economical solution, as implants are more expensive.
With conventional dentures, any remaining teeth are removed from the mouth. The mouth begins to heal and a temporary restoration can be given until the final dentures are made. After teeth are removed, bone and gum loss is prevalent. We want to make sure the dentures are going to fit and last you for a while, so we wait until this healing process is more complete.
Like implant-supported dentures, the teeth will be made to match the size and color specifications that you’re set on. We want to make sure you love your new smile! Our experienced staff will walk you through the care of your new restoration, including cleaning it properly and the use of adhesive to ensure the dentures stay in your mouth comfortably as you go about your day.
This is a personal preference however an implant supported denture is far more superior to a traditional denture. It will cost more and the process will take longer, however is an investment in your health and overall well-being. Dental implants will replace missing teeth roots and prevent bone loss. This will also help preserve the natural structure of your face. You will be able to eat a greater variety of food because your bite force will be stronger. Dentures that are secured with implants are the next best thing to natural teeth.
Dentures are bulky and may feel funny in your mouth for awhile. For many people, it takes well over a month to adjust to this new, foreign object in their mouth. You will have to re-learn how to speak, eat, talk and laugh.
Full dentures will suction to your gums to remain in place. Some people may require adhesive as well to make it more stable. The base of partials dentures are made up of metal and acrylic materials. The metal parts are clasps that will fit around your natural, remaining teeth to secure the partial.
Sleeping in your dentures is not a good idea. Your gums will need a rest and regularly wearing them overnight will cause a buildup of bacteria leading to bad breath and infections. They also need to be cleaned regularly. Removing them every night is the best option for cleaning.