If your dentist needs to extract some of your teeth, dentures are an option to fill the gap. However, dentures come in several forms. You will need to discuss the type of dentures Mississauga that would be right for you with your dentist.
Conventional dentures are a type of complete dentures, which replace all your teeth. They are created in a dental lab after your dentist has removed your teeth and your mouth has healed. The dentures consist of a full set of teeth mounted on an acrylic base in the colour of your gums. For upper teeth, the dentures cover the roof of the mouth.
Although you will need to wait between eight to 12 weeks before you can receive conventional dentures, they have the advantage that they fit well and need few, if any, adjustments.
Immediate dentures are another form of complete dentures. They have the advantage over conventional dentures that they are ready as soon as your teeth are removed. As your jawbone and gums will shrink after some time, it is best to use immediate dentures as a temporary solution before receiving conventional dentures.
If you only some of your teeth will be removed, partial dentures are an option. Partial dentures are bridges affixed to the natural teeth with crowns. Partial dentures can be fixed in place or removable.
Implants are titanium posts inserted into the jawbone and covered with crowns to form an artificial tooth. Implants are useful for holding dentures in place, but they also have the added advantage of stimulating the jawbone. This prevents the jawbone from becoming weak and can avoid further tooth loss. They are more stable than any other type of dentures and less likely to slip. For more information about dentures visit us or contact us.