If you need to replace several missing or damage teeth, the Forman Dental team can help! Dentures are the most economical way to replace several missing teeth, and their natural look and appearance makes this option quite cost-effective.
The Forman team has over 17 years of experience serving Maple residents, and in this time have refined our denture treatment to produce impressive results.
A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces some or all of your missing teeth in the upper or lower arches. Dentures are made of either plastic, metal or a combination of the two and the teeth on a denture are made of plastic. In the case of a partial denture, where some of your natural teeth remain, metal clips on these teeth will help secure the denture in place.
Complete dentures rest only on the tissue for support and stability where as partial dentures can rest on the teeth as well as the tissue for support; as long as the teeth are strong enough.
Treatment & Procedure
Making a denture takes several steps and will take approximately 4-5 appointments, each a week apart, and will be completed in approximately 1 month. The dentist will examine your mouth to determine the best denture type and design for you. Preliminary molds will be taken for planning and to make a special impression tray which is designed to create an accurate final impression for your dentures. Some minor modifications to the teeth will be made for a partial denture prior to the final impression.
The final impression will be used to make a special bite determination tool which records how your teeth should fit together and determines the aesthetic positioning of your teeth. Your teeth will then be set in wax for try-in so that your bite and aesthetics will be confirmed. Once everything looks good your denture will be made and given to you at your next appointment.
Will It Look Natural?
One of the major advantages of dentures is that they look so natural that it?s difficult to distinguish between real teeth and dentures. There are however, some cases with partial dentures that the supporting teeth are not positioned to allow optimal aesthetics, in which case the metal clasps, needed for stability, are visible when smiling.
Are Dentures Right For Me?
Dentures are the most economical way to replace several missing teeth. They have a natural appearance and function quite well.
Most patients will choose a denture for economic reasons or because it involves the least amount of treatment. Dentures do have some disadvantages compared to implants or fixed bridges. In the case of partial dentures, the clasps on the teeth can be seen and are prone to collecting food when eating. They also create pulling forces on the adjacent teeth and can start to weaken them. In the case of complete dentures, especially lower dentures, stability and movement can frustrate patients. For both complete and partial dentures some patients find it hard to have a foreign object in their mouth.
An alternative solution to many of these problems, although more costly and involved, is to secure removable dentures in place with dental implants.