Centre Dentaire Limbour: DENTURES
If most or all of your teeth are missing, due to an accident, disease, or poor oral health, your dentist may suggest complete dentures as a restoration option. Often referred to as "false teeth", complete dentures are in fact artificial teeth that are constructed to replace all of a patient's natural teeth. Complete dentures cover the residual ridge of the gums, as well as the maxilla or hard palate. Since they are held in place by forming a seal with the gums, they are removable.
In order to create complete dentures that fit your mouth perfectly, this restoration is usually completed over multiple dental appointments. First, an accurate impression of your mouth must be made, in order to form a custom record base. Once the record base, which is used to establish the relationship between your upper and lower jaws, is adjusted to fit perfectly in your mouth, it is sent to the lab to have teeth added. With teeth added, the record base is trial fitted and adjusted; in some cases, additional processing may be required at the dental lab, after which your final denture is placed in your mouth and any final adjustments are made.
The experts at Centre Dentaire Limbour will be sure to design and craft complete dentures that complement your appearance and look as natural as possible. Your dentist will also be able to provide you with advice and guidance for proper cleaning and care as you adapt to your new dentures. It is absolutely essential that you keep your dentures clean, and that you care for your tongue, gums, and palate in order to preserve healthy tissue and maintain good oral health. If you feel any pain or discomfort, you should be sure to consult your dentist immediately.
If you are missing one or more teeth, speak to a member of our team today to discuss your options!
Implant-supported dentures, otherwise known as overdentures, may be the right solution for you if you have lost one or both rows of your teeth.
What are some of the advantages that implant-supported dentures have over regular dentures? For one, they are sturdier and more stable given that they are supported by titanium screws implanted inside your jawbone. As a result, they give you a more natural ability to chew and bite. Thanks to the implants taking up the space where your natural tooth roots would have been, the bone in your jaw will be preserved rather than deteriorate in situations where there is nothing in place of your roots, as is the case with conventional dentures.
Our dentists will place several implants in the jawbone along with healing abutments on top of each one. After a few months, when your jaw bone has completely fused with the titanium screws (osseintegration) ensuring that the implants are secure and stable in your jaw, restorative abutments will be placed on top of them to anchor the denture(s). After this, your dentist will permanently affix the denture(s) to the abutments.