Find effective solutions to missing teeth with the professionals at Saddleback Dental Centre in Edmonton. From complete dentures to partial dentures and permanent implants, we can give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth, Saddleback Dental Centre in Edmonton can create complete dentures to replace them. The benefits of complete dentures are many, including a better ability to speak and eat. It’s also important to consider the affect missing teeth have on facial muscles. Without support, you muscles will sag, causing you to look much older than you actually are.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you have several options including implants, bridges and partial dentures. Of the choices, partial dentures are the most cost effective. A partial denture is a removable device used to replace missing teeth. A typical upper partial denture is held in place by metal clasps that fit around the anchor teeth.
Avoid Future Complications by Replacing Missing Teeth
It’s important to replace a missing tooth as the other adjacent teeth can shift without proper support. Eventually, they can work their way out of the socket. This shifting allows harmful plaque to collect in stretched sockets and other hard-to-reach places, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. The situation may result in changes to your bite, which can cause damage to your jaw joint.
You Will Eat and Speak with Confidence
There is typically an adjustment period with your new upper partial denture, which can shift or cause increased salivary flow. It may seem bulky, cause you to gag or make speaking difficult at first. These problems will go away as you get used to the appliance. With time and practice, you will eat and speak with confidence.
Edmonton Dental Implants from Saddleback
Innovative dental implants allow for permanent restorations. These small titanium cylinders are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. Implants provide anchor points and are used when there aren’t enough teeth to place a denture or when there’s a problem anchoring to adjacent teeth. Once inserted, a denture can be attached to the implant. Learn more about dental implants.