Tooth loss is very common and can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from disease and decay to genetics and traumatic injuries. Fortunately, patients have more options than ever before to replace missing teeth, including several different types of high-quality dentures that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. At Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, we work closely with patients to identify the best denture options for their needs so that they can enjoy their new smile for many years to come.
Denture options to fit every lifestyle
Whether you have lost one or all of your teeth, there is a denture option for you! Dentures can be used to replace just part of your smile (called a “partial denture”) or an entire arch of teeth (called a “complete denture”). Additionally, you have choices regarding how your denture is supported in your mouth and how quickly your new denture is placed after extractions:
- Removable dentures are fully removable for cleaning and sleeping. They are typically held in place with natural suction or denture adhesives.
- Implant-supported dentures combine the affordability of dentures with dental implants’ functionality and oral health benefits. A small number of dental implants are strategically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as a strong foundation for your denture. While this type of denture takes a longer time to set due to the dental implant healing process, it offers superior stability, comfort, and longevity.
- Conventional dentures are custom-made for your mouth after your gums and jawbone have completely healed from dental extractions. Because your mouth shape changes throughout the healing process, waiting until it is complete helps ensure the perfect fit for your new denture.
- Immediate dentures are fixed on the same day of dental extractions based on impressions that were taken beforehand. These can be a great temporary option for patients who do not want to be without teeth but will require adjustments as your mouth heals and will eventually need to be replaced with a more permanent option.
Denture services near me
If you live in the Drumheller, AB area and are interested in learning more about the tooth replacement options available to you, call Riverside Dental Clinic today at (833) 575-1855 or request your consultation online. We are always welcoming new patients to our dental family and look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, brand-new smile you can be proud of!
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