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Dentures are used to replace missing teeth when implants are not an option. In the past, the loss of teeth signaled a decline in health that could rarely be reversed. After all, it is important for all humans to eat and have a means of chewing their food. Fortunately, dentures and partial dentures create an option for eating, speaking, smiling, and overall living a more normal, active life. Dentures are used to give you teeth where teeth are otherwise missing yet needed for chewing and talking properly. While dentures do not give you the full chewing capability you experienced with your natural teeth, they are designed to align naturally with the opposing teeth (whether they be another denture or your natural teeth) to create the best fit possible.
There are two forms of dentures - complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing in one arch. A complete denture may either be "standard" or "immediate". Standard dentures are made after all the teeth in one arch have been rived and the gum tissue has healed. Thus leaving you without any teeth for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Immediate dentures are made prior to the extraction of the raining teeth and placed immediately after the teeth are rived, during the same appointment.
Partial denture are used when some natural teeth are still raining in one arch. They not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth but also prevent other teeth from shifting.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years. Although, they may have to be readjusted, repaired, or rived due to normal wear.
Do you need Dentures?
Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch
Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch
Enhancing smile and facial tissues
Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
What does getting a denture involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over the span of 3- 4 weeks. During your first appointment, we take impressions (molds) to create your custom denture. Several "Try-on" appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, we will adjust and place the completed denture ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty. Please note, this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to your new dentures.
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Hurontario Dental Centre
3420 Hurontario St Suite# 303
Mississauga, ON L5B4A9
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