Replace missing teeth with Comfortable, High-quality Dentures
Missing teeth can have a significant impact on your oral health, but advances in dentistry have made finding comfortable, high-quality dentures easier than ever. Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and his team at Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, can help you every step of the way, from extraction to adjusting and repairing your dentures.
The health impacts of missing teeth
Missing teeth can take the confidence out of your smile, but they can also have a detrimental effect on your quality of life. Without a complete set of teeth, it can be challenging to speak clearly, and you won’t be able to chew and swallow your food as effectively, which can lead to digestion issues.
Missing teeth can also make the remaining teeth shift around in your mouth and increase your chance for tooth decay and gum disease, and lead to bone loss in your jaw. Finding the best replacement option can help you mitigate the health impacts of missing teeth and restore confidence to your smile.
Types of dentures
Each patient is different, and various types of dentures address different needs for each patient. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and jaw and help you decide the best option for replacing your missing teeth.
- Partial dentures – Partial dentures are a more affordable alternative to dental bridges. They can replace a single tooth or several missing teeth on the same arch, even if they aren’t adjacent. Partial dentures can usually be adjusted to fit another tooth if you require additional extractions in the future.
- Complete dentures – Complete dentures replace an entire missing row of teeth, and they are designed to fit against your gums once they have healed from extraction, either using suction or dental adhesives.
- Implant-supported dentures – these dentures are attached to dental implants, providing the most comfortable fit and the best support for your jaw. Implant-supported dentures require additional time to place, but they can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Immediate dentures – if you don’t want to wait weeks or months without teeth, you can get immediate dentures made before extraction. They are designed to fit your mouth as soon as your teeth are extracted, and while they require frequent adjustment, they can last a couple of years before you need a permanent solution.
Once your dentures are ready, we are only a phone call away to help you care for your oral health and ensure you have full functionality for your teeth. Contact our office today at (833) 575-1855 to schedule a consultation.