Your teeth have a critical role to play in your mouth. Suffering tooth loss can considerably impact all aspects of your oral function. With missing teeth, eating becomes more challenging, causing your nutrition to suffer. Your speech can become jumbled and incoherent. Your smile gets affected, making you feel self-conscious. Missing teeth need to be replaced at the earliest. At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we can replace your missing teeth with dentures and partials.
The chief cause of tooth loss is gum or periodontal disease. When plaque and bacteria accumulations irritate your gums, they cause inflammation. Without treatment, your teeth become loose and fall out. Other reasons for tooth loss include facial trauma, severe tooth decay that cannot be fixed with fillings or crowns, or bruxism, a condition that wears down the enamel structures.
Dentures are conventional treatments for tooth loss. The most standard dentures are complete dentures that replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dentures are removable appliances that consist of artificial teeth mounted onto a pink plastic base. Modern dentures use acrylic resin teeth and a gum-colored acrylic base. The latest advancements in dental technology have significantly improved the quality of traditional dentures, making them lighter while simultaneously looking much more natural. The base is designed to sit solely on your gums, which provides your restoration with the support it needs to function efficiently.
Your dentures are constructed from impressions of your mouth. These impressions are captured after any necessary tooth extractions are performed. The impressions are then sent to our dental laboratory, where the dentures are fabricated and made ready for use. Before you leave our office with your new dentures, we check to make sure that they fit correctly, your bite is good, and that they are comfortable. If no adjustments are required, you can start wearing your dentures and get a beautiful, healthy new smile.
If you are missing a portion of teeth, but all of the rest of the teeth in the arch are healthy, you may be recommended a partial denture. They are similar in design to a complete denture and allow for your healthy teeth to remain in their positions, avoiding the need for unnecessary extractions. However, partial dentures do have one other difference, along with only replacing a section of teeth. These dentures have metal clasps that attach to your healthy teeth for additional support.
To learn more about our denture options, visit our office, Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8, Canada. You can also reach us at 778.200.8556 and schedule an appointment.