Complete Or Partial Dentures
If you’re in need of partial, complete or “full” dentures in Regina, then you are not alone. It has been reported that millions of Canadians are missing at least one tooth. Whether you are missing most or all of your teeth, have had no success with implants or had an injury resulting in tooth loss, dentures might be the best course of action for you. Keep in mind that partial dentures can be a comfortable and less invasive option for filling in one or more missing teeth.
Removable Complete Or Partial Dentures
Have you had to remove one, several or all of your teeth because of tooth decay, gum diseases or an accident? Do you want to replace them in order to restore your smile, improve your chewing and your speech? Your dentist may have suggested a denture. There are two types of removable dentures; complete dentures or partial dentures.
Dentures In Today’s Modern Dentistry
Dentures not only look and feel much more real than in recent years, but patients have commented on how comfortable they are compared to years ago. Today’s dentures are typically made from acrylic and can be fabricated in a couple different ways:
Complete Dentures – Use of complete dentures consists of both a top and bottom plate that can be fabricated in a number of ways. If a few teeth remain, these will generally be pulled to make room for the denture. The bottom denture will fit snug over the gum line in a horseshoe shape to make room for the tongue. The upper denture will cover the palate of the upper mouth to hold it firmly in place. Sometimes an implant can be used to secure dentures in place. Each individual will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Partial Dentures – Are generally a removable acrylic bridge accompanied by metal framework that fits around remaining teeth to fill in the gap. Partials are typically used when both the remaining teeth and gums are in great condition, but there are several missing teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. Many times partials are used as a less invasive or non-surgical alternative to implants after an accident results in missing teeth.
Immmediate Dentures – This course of action may be the best bet when all of your remaining teeth will need to be pulled. Impressions of your mouth will be taken upon the first visit for fabrication, so that after the remaining teeth are pulled your dentures will be ready to be worn immediately. There can be some aesthetic compromises that will have to be made in some cases, due to being unable to check the fit prior to tooth extraction.
If you are seeking dentures in Regina, SK but unsure whether partial dentures or complete dentures may be right for you, consult your experienced Regina Dentist at Cathedral Dental.
Meet Dr. Sungho Jun
Come visit Dr. Sungho Jun and his associate the dental team at Cathedral Dental Clinic. We are a part of the Canadian Dental Association, and are located in Downtown Regina. We strive to quickly accommodate appointments and will always accept emergency patients. We serve everyone from children to seniors; with knowledge, compassion, and personalized care.
Our experienced dental team will provide detailed advice for keeping your smile healthy. This includes dietary recommendations, specialized oral hygiene products, and brushing techniques.
At Cathedral Dental Clinic we provide general dentistry services, but we have a network of industry connections for other dental services which include: specialist for oral surgery, orthodontic care, as well as periodontal concerns. Call or stop in to make an appointment with us today.