DENTURES AND PARTIALS
Partials and Dentures
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by the tissue around them. If you have remaining teeth, you may require a partial denture, which will be supported by these remaining teeth.
Dentures come in a great variety of sizes, form, and materials. Most of them are removable, although a few of them are semi-fixed. Some dentures rely on bonding or clasping onto remaining teeth or implants, while others are just placed over the jawbone.
Dentures are divided into two categories: dentures that are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch (lower jaw) and dentures that are used to replace missing teeth on the maxillary arch (upper jaw). In addition, dentures can be used to replace some or all of the teeth in either of the arches. Note that in a few cases, a dentist may have to pull out the remaining natural teeth for the denture to function properly.
Dental implants with fixed dentures are preferred for most patients seeking a long-lasting solution. However, for patients that are unable to have dental implants, dentures are a reliable solution.
Benefits of Dentures
Improved chewing. The main purpose of teeth is chewing. When teeth are missing, chewing becomes difficult and in some cases, it becomes impossible to eat certain foods.
Improved speech. We often forget that teeth are an important part of the process of speaking. By moving our jaws and opening and closing our teeth, we change the flow of air through our mouths and the sounds we make. When teeth are missing, speech may be affected, and a person may develop a lisp, a whistle or be unable to pronounce certain sounds. Dentures restore normal speech.
Improved looks. Our teeth and our smile are a very important part of our face, and therefore an important part of our image. A smile without teeth looks unnatural, and people who are missing teeth can be very self-conscious about it. Dentures can restore a natural smile as well as confidence and self-esteem.
Improved self-esteem. Not being able to eat or speak properly and not being happy with the way that we look can eventually result in low self-esteem. This is especially true if the tooth loss is so severe that we are afraid of smiling or talking in public.
At Goodness Dental, patients receive dentures for a fraction of the price one would expect to pay in the US or Canada.
Our dentures are made with the most modern materials and with the same quality that you’d expect from a denture manufactured in the United States or Europe. We are committed to helping our patients achieve attractive, good-fitting dentures at affordable prices…to give you the smile you’ve always wanted at a price you can afford.