At our dental clinic in downtown Halifax, our dentists offer natural-looking dentures as replacements for missing teeth as well as their surrounding jaw and gum tissues.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial tooth replacements which allow patients with missing teeth to keep their facial profile, speak well and eat properly. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or a whole row.
Replacing missing teeth is essential to your oral health. If you are missing all or some of your natural teeth, dentures are an affordable option for replacing them.
Types of Dentures
Regardless of whether you need dentures to replace a single missing tooth, several teeth or a whole jaw, our dentists can help you decide on the right option for you.
- Full Dentures
Your dentist will be able to use full dentures, commonly called false teeth or complete dentures, if you are missing an entire jaw of teeth.
You can have your teeth fitted for your lower or upper gums. They are held in place either by suction or with the help of an oral adhesive.
Full dentures can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
- Partial Dentures
Your dentist is able to use partial dentures to replace more than few teeth or if the teeth surrounding the gap aren't strong enough to support a dental bridge.
Partial dentures are composed of one of more artificial teeth which are held in place by clasps fitted to your natural teeth or a tooth replacement such as dental crowns.
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 your teeth, your facial muscle can sag and make you appear older than you are. Dentures can also help to fill out the appearance of your face and your profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
Filling in a gap caused by missing teeth is also crucial to your long-term oral health. By fitting you for dentures, your dentist will also help protect your remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to more serious issues like gum disease.