Missing teeth can lead to more than just aesthetic displeasure. The adjacent teeth can start shifting, bone loss can occur in the jaw and spacing can encourage tooth decay or periodontal disease to settle in. In order to prevent these from occurring, patients may choose to get dentures.
Dentures are custom-fitted, artificial replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. At Woodlawn Dental, our dentures can be made with hardened porcelain and acrylic resin to look as natural as possible.
Dentures are made by taking a series of impressions of your jaw after tooth loss or removal. Next, wax denture models are constructed and tested to ensure optimal comfort and alignment. Finally, the denture is cast and ready for use. Ongoing adjustments can then be made if necessary.
Types of dentures:
- Partial dentures: These are made up of one or more teeth attached to a gum-coloured base and affixed to a metal framework. This frame can be inserted alongside your existing teeth, forming a bridge.
- Complete dentures: When most of your natural teeth are no longer present or must be removed, full or complete dentures must be created.
If you have one or more missing teeth, speak to our Beamsville dental team by contacting Woodlawn Dental.