Dental Dentures Edmonton
Dentures are removable artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth, recommended when teeth are lost due to accident, illness, or inadequate oral care. There are two types: complete dentures, used when all natural teeth are missing, and partial dentures, used when some natural teeth remain.
Missing teeth can cause various problems, including difficulty chewing, gum inflammation and bleeding, and tooth loss. Dr. Alhomsi can recommend the most suitable type of denture depending on the number of missing teeth and the level of support needed.
Individuals who have lost all of their top and/or bottom teeth have the option of using complete dentures as a replacement. Complete dentures offer several benefits, including:Being removable
- Replacing all teeth on the top and/or bottom of the mouth
- Resting fully on the gums without support from remaining teeth
- Consisting of an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gums and can have either acrylic or porcelain teeth
- Being custom-fitted to the contours of the arch to ensure stability while eating, speaking, or swallowing.
Partial dentures are a common solution for replacing missing teeth when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support alternatives such as bridges or implants, or when multiple teeth are missing. The benefits of partial dentures include :
- Having a metal framework with teeth attached in the areas of missing teeth
- Having clasps or arms that fit around some of the remaining natural teeth
- Being removable and offering some support from the natural teeth.
For those who have lost all or some of their teeth and are searching for a solution that closely replicates the feel and functionality of their original teeth, implant-supported dentures are a highly suggested choice.
- complete, replacing all top and/or bottom teeth, or partial, replacing only one or more teeth.
- either removable or fixed.
- supported by permanent implants put into the jawbone.
Implant-supported dentures have a number of benefits over conventional dentures, including better stability and support since dental implants are anchored to the jawbone.
Denture Cleaning and Maintenance
- Proper cleaning of dentures is crucial for their longevity and to prevent oral health issues. To ensure the proper hygiene of your dentures, it is essential to clean them daily. The following steps should be taken to properly clean your dentures:
- Remove dentures and rinse them thoroughly under running water to remove any food particles.
- Use a denture brush or a soft toothbrush and a mild soap or denture cleaner to scrub the surface and in between the teeth.
- Clean the gums and any remaining natural teeth as well while the dentures are out of the mouth.