New Solutions to an Old Problem – Dentures
So… you have a missing tooth and you’ve decided you’re ready to do something about it! A dental bridge is certainly one option to consider, but there are other alternatives as well.
A visit to our practice, Allied Dental Centre – Cockburn will help you to evaluate the solution that works best for your situation… and your budget! Give us a call and we’ll arrange a consultation to discuss solutions to your “open space” problem!
Traditional Dentures Can Replace Full or Partial Tooth Loss
Whilst the technology behind dentures has not changed for quite some time, they can, when made well using modern techniques, provide a comfortable fit and appear natural.
There are basically three types of dentures.
- Full Dentures that replaces all your teeth
- Partial Dentures that replaces several missing teeth
- Implant supported / retained Dentures (requires a referral to a Prosthodontist)
We begin by taking an impression of your dental arch which is used to custom make your dentures. If your dentures are full, and any extractions are necessary, a temporary denture is placed to assist with the healing and to provide “teeth” while your gums heal. A final denture is prepared after all healing has taken place, usually after 3 months.
Partial dentures replace missing teeth and are attached to existing teeth with anchors made of plastic or metal.
Ready to Discuss Dentures?
If you’re ready to discuss dentures, then so are we. Of course there may be other options available as well, but we won’t know for sure until we see you! So give Allied Dental Centre – Cockburn a call to schedule an examination and consultation.