Dental Dentures St. Albert
Dentures are artificial alternatives to real teeth and gums. They can be utilized to restore lost teeth brought on by illnesses, accidents, or poor dental hygiene. Complete and partial dentures are the two primary subcategories of dentures.
When every tooth is gone, complete dentures are made to replace the teeth of an entire arch. The teeth are either acrylic or porcelain, and the foundation is acrylic to mimic gum tissue. To guarantee that the denture is secure when the wearer is engaging in routine oral activities like eating, speaking, or swallowing, the denture base is crafted to precisely match the curves of the arch. They may be sized to fit either the top or bottom gum line, and they can be secured in place using suction or an oral adhesive.
When there are still teeth in the arch, partial dentures are utilized. They can be created using a metal framework to which teeth are affixed when teeth are absent. Additionally, the metal structure features clasps or arms that project outward and fit over some of the teeth already present. The framework and the arms that encircle portions of the teeth work together to keep the partial denture stable during everyday oral activities. When more than one or two teeth are lost or when the neighbouring natural teeth are not strong enough to support dental bridges, they are frequently utilized in place of alternative tooth replacement techniques.
An overdenture that is supported by implants and fastened to them is known as an implant-supported denture. Regular dentures do not rely on implants for support; instead, they rest on the gums. When a person lacks any teeth in the jaw but has enough jawbone to accommodate implants, they are given an implant-supported denture.
All dentures, regardless of the kind you may have, need to be cleaned every day, just like real teeth. Take your dentures out of your mouth and wash them well to remove any food particles that could be lodged between your teeth, along the gum line, or even beneath the appliance. Then, using a soft toothbrush or denture brush and a light soap or denture cleanser, brush the dentures all over. Clean your gums and any natural teeth you may have while your dentures are out of your mouth.
When teeth are lost, complete and partial dentures can provide patients a functional substitute. In order to assist you decide if this is the best option for you, our experienced dentists will provide you all the information you need for patient education. To preserve the health of your oral tissues, it's crucial to properly care for your dentures.
Family Dental in St. Albert offers both complete and partial dentures. If you are missing teeth, we encourage you to book a consultation and see if dentures are the right option for you. Please call us at (780) 458-1991.
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