Losing your teeth and deciding to replace them with dentures is never an easy decision. Perhaps you’re faced with a sense of overwhelming anxiety wondering exactly what your denture options are and how to choose the right ones for your specific needs. Tache Dental Centre provides partial and complete dentures in Winnipeg to help patients of all ages regain their confidence and restore the natural beauty of their smile, all while allowing them to eat and speak more comfortably.
What Are Complete and Partial Dentures?
An alternative to dental implants, dentures are dental prostheses used to replace one or more missing teeth. If you need to replace your full set of teeth, complete (or full) dentures are typically used, while partial (removable) dentures are usually used to help fill in the gaps caused by just a few missing teeth. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine what the best denture solution is and help prepare you for what to expect during the denture-fitting process.
Replace All of Your Teeth with Complete Dentures
Complete dentures consist of a flesh-coloured acrylic base that’s attached to the upper or lower jaw. Because a complete denture replaces your entire set of teeth, our dentist will need to remove all of your remaining teeth before fitting you with dentures. The contours of your jawbone may change during the healing process, so for a better fit, we may wait a few months before actually taking measurements and ordering your full dentures. During the interim, many patients are fitted with an immediate denture so there is no major change in their appearance during the healing period.
Over time, your mouth will naturally undergo changes that may affect your dentures’ fit. No need to worry – this is perfectly normal! Occasional denture adjustments and relines are all part of the process. We provide full denture services, call today to book an appointment.
Partial Dentures Customized to Fit Your Mouth
Typically made of acrylic (plastic) or a metal alloy, partial dentures can be customized to fit your situation. Partial dentures may consist of intricate metal framework and clasps that are connected to your teeth or they may use precision attachments, which usually appear more natural than their metal counterparts but may cost a bit more. Be aware that dental crowns are also sometimes required to make the precision attachments fit better.
While partial dentures may feel bulky and uncomfortable at first, after an adjustment period, they will feel more natural. Like most things in life, you just need to give them some time, and eventually, you’ll get used to wearing them and their insertion and removal will also get easier for you. For comfortable, well-fitted partial dentures, you can rely on our over 40 years’ experience.