what are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth that replace missing, natural teeth. There are two main types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace teeth when there are no natural teeth remaining in an arch, while partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth. Dentures are made out of acrylic, metal or a combination of the two. They can be made prior to teeth being extracted and provided at the time when the teeth are removed or after.
why are dentures needed?
Dentures are necessary to replace missing teeth and allow for proper function and maintain aesthetics. They can also prevent teeth from shifting, causing misalignment, space and further complications.
how much do dentures cost in Calgary?
The cost of dentures is dependent on a number of factors including the complexity, the number of teeth being replaced, the type of material used to fabricate the dentures and whether or not they are done at the time of extraction or after. Dentures at Simpli Dental start at $240 plus lab fees.
why do my dentures not fit as well as other people’s?
No two mouths are identical. There are a number of factors that contribute to a good denture fit, comfort and retention. One of the primary factors is bone support. When a tooth is extracted, the bone at the site begins to resorb. When teeth have been missing for a long period of time, the ridge of the jaw bone can be quite small and provide adequate retention to the dentures. There are also two types of tissue in the mouth, one of which is quite moveable and the other is tight to the underlying bone. The more moveable tissue that an individual has the less retentive a denture will be.
There are several treatment options available to increase denture retention and improve fit. One of the best options at our disposal is to place implants in to help retain and support the denture. If you are interested in learning more about implant-retained and supported dentures, please don’t hesitate to contact Simpli Dental.
Simpli Dental offers complete dentures and denture treatment in Calgary. This includes partial dentures and implant-retained and supported dentures. Contact us today to get your new dentures.