Dentures and Partials

Dentures and Partials

If an accident, illness, medications, ageing, or poor oral health care have ravaged your teeth…help is here.

Losing some or all of your teeth can have a big impact on your quality of life. Patients often report feeling embarrassment and even shame in social situations, reluctance to participate in important life events like job interviews and weddings, and reduced feelings of self-esteem and attractiveness. In addition, tooth loss can affect your ability to chew certain foods. Whether talking, eating, laughing or speaking… tooth loss, especially the loss of front teeth, can cause physical and psychological problems.

Dentures Direct has helped hundreds of patients overcome these problems and regain their self-confidence, with complete, custom dentures and partials crafted right here in our state-of-the-art lab.

Restoring facial support reverses signs of ageing

One of the functions of your teeth is to provide support for your lower face, especially the area around your mouth and cheeks. When you lose some of your teeth, your jawbone begins to recede without these natural ‘placeholders’ in place. Combined with the recession of your gums, the proportions of your face will actually change: your face sags and looks older, spreading out at the bottom as your lips sink deeper into your face.

The clinical denturists at Dentures Direct have the expertise and technical ability to craft complete and partial dentures that are unique to your facial contours. This will restore your face to its proper proportions, tautening the facial muscles and plumping up your features for a more youthful appearance.

Dentures vs. Partials

Full dentures are a complete set of removable teeth, held in place by suction, that are fitted for patients who have none of their natural teeth. The conventional type of full dentures is placed in the mouth several months after complete tooth removal, once the gum tissue has healed. Full dentures can also be made in advance, and positioned immediately as soon as all the teeth are extracted. However, these dentures are often just a temporary solution to give the wearer some relief until the final set of dentures can be made. Changes to the gums and jawbone that occur during the natural healing process mean that temporary dentures may need frequent adjustment and relining during this period.

Partial dentures are used by patients who still have some natural teeth, but need to fill in the gaps where teeth have been lost or removed. Partial dentures are like a removable version of bridgework. The teeth are fixed to a gum-coloured base, which in turn is attached to a metal frame that is connected to your existing teeth with clasps.

At Dentures Direct, both full and partial dentures are designed to look good and feel natural.

Benefits of dentures

Whether full or partial, conventional or immediate, dentures provide significant benefits to the wearer over simply going without. These benefits include:

  • Improved appearance and facial rejuvenation
  • Natural looking teeth and gum colours that complement your mouth
  • Next generation materials that provide excellent fit and contour

Dentures, and their proper care, may take some getting used to. If you would like to learn more about whether dentures or dental implants can improve your quality of life, call Dentures Direct to schedule a no-fee appointment where you can speak with a professional about your dental health.

illustration-small

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.