Our dentists in the Okanagan Valley can replace missing teeth and gum tissue with natural-looking dentures, preserving your facial structure and profile.
Patients with missing teeth are often concerned about maintaining their facial profile, in addition to being able to eat properly and speak well.
With dentures, we can replace one missing tooth, numerous missing teeth or all of the teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is critical to preserving oral health. If you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, these artificial tooth replacements are an affordable option.
Do you need dentures to replace one missing tooth, a row of teeth or an entire jaw of teeth? Your dentist can help you decide which is the right option for you.
Full dentures are also referred to as complete dentures or false teeth. These may be for you if you are missing an entire jaw of teeth.
Complete dentures can be fitted to your upper or lower gums. They will be held in place with the help of an oral adhesive, or via suction.
You will be able to remove your full dentures for cleaning and sleeping.
Partial dentures are for patients who are missing more than a few teeth, or if the surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge.
One or more artificial teeth are used to create partial dentures, which are held in place by a dental crown, or clasps that fit to your natural teeth.
These can be removed for sleeping and cleaning.
If you do not have enough gum tissue to support full dentures, your dentist may use dental implants to help stabilize your dentures so they fit securely.
If you have lost all of your teeth, you may notice your facial muscles have sagged, making you appear older. Dentures can help you maintain your facial structure. They can be created to closely resemble your natural teeth, so your appearance will not change much to casual observers.
It's critical to fill in any gaps left by missing teeth. Dentures can also help protect your remaining teeth from shifting, which may lead to more serious problems such as gum disease.
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