At Ivory Dental in West Lethbridge, we can provide dentures to replace missing teeth as a natural-looking solution.
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. Dentures may help enhance your smile and facial tissues, and improve your chewing, speech and confidence
You may need dentures if you have extensive tooth loss. A denture is a removable appliance for missing teeth.
Our dentists will facilitate the design and construction of your denture so that they fit. We strive to ensure that your dentures are comfortable and functional.
Dentures may help enhance your smile and facial tissues, and improve your chewing, speech and confidence.
It's normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however, this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
Complete dentures are recommended for when all teeth are missing.
Complete dentures are made after all remaining teeth are removed and when the gum tissue surrounding the removed teeth has healed. This can take four to six weeks.
During this time, the patient will have a temporary denture in place. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after all remaining teeth are removed, thus allowing the patient to have teeth during the healing process.
Immediate dentures will often need to be relined several times due to the shrinkage that takes place in the tissues immediately after the removal of the teeth.
Partial dentures are recommended for when some natural teeth remain.
A partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and also prevents other teeth from shifting and tilting over time.
The use of dental implants can greatly enhance the stability and retention of conventional complete and partial dentures.