Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. If you have lost teeth, our dentists offer both complete, partial and implant-supported dentures to patients in the Carbonear community.
Partial dentures can be removed from your mouth. This type of denture attaches to your existing teeth using a clasp or other retaining device.
Creating your partial denture is a 6-8 week process.
We begin by preparing the supporting teeth. Next, we take an impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and make a mold of your bite.
Complete dentures are placed in your mouth immediately after all your teeth are removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. A complete denture can take between 6 to 12 weeks to complete.
Once we take impressions of your upper and lower arches, we will select the shape and colour of your new teeth.
During the next visit, we check the appearance and functionality of your dentures.
Sometimes it is necessary to repeat this step to ensure that everything is just right for you.
After fit and appearance are achieved, we send the denture for fabrication.
There are newly developed techniques in making partial dentures. One such advance is an implant-supported denture that gives additional support to the partial denture. Dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a removable denture.