These are not your Grandpa’s dentures, the kind that looked fake and would slip and click when grandpa tried to talk. Tremendous technological improvements in dentistry allow us to make dentures better than ever. The Family Dental on Broadway team has over 20 years of experience serving Orangeville residents, and we’re producing impressive results with our denture treatments.
Dentures are the most economical way to replace several missing teething still get a natural looking appearance.
A denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces some or all of your missing teeth in the upper or lower arches. Dentures are made of either plastic, metal or a combination of the two and the teeth on a denture are made of plastic. In the case of a partial denture, where some of your natural teeth remain, metal clips on these teeth will help secure the denture in place.
Complete dentures rest only on the tissue for support and stability whereas partial dentures can rest on the teeth as well as the tissue for support; as long as the teeth are strong enough.
Making a denture takes several steps and will take approximately 4-5 appointments, each a week apart, and will be completed in approximately 1 month. Dr. Ranu will examine your mouth to determine the best denture type and design for you. Then preliminary moulds will be taken for planning and to make a special impression tray which is designed to create an accurate final impression for your dentures. Some minor modifications to the teeth will be made for a partial denture prior to the final impression.
The final impression will be used to make a special bite determination tool which records how your teeth should fit together and determines the aesthetic positioning of your teeth. Your teeth will then be set in wax for try-in so that your bite and aesthetics will be confirmed. Once everything looks good your denture will be made and given to you at your final appointment.