Here at EK Dental Clinic we’re here to care for our patients oral health throughout their whole life. When teeth are heavily deteriorated or missing and need replacement teeth, you may need new dentures in order to stay healthy. We can help! There are two different kinds of new dentures available: partial and full. Both kinds are custom-made with state-of-the-art technology to fit your mouth perfectly and will look like natural teeth. We’ll assess your oral health, give you options, and help you understand denture care.
Partial dentures, often shortened to “partials" or "removable dentures" are perfect for people who still have some teeth in place. We can use these teeth to anchor the denture; clasps on the denture attach to your healthy, natural teeth. Partials are a great option for people whose teeth might not be healthy enough to support bridges. Patients with teeth healthy enough to support bridges might still opt for partials (removable)- they’re typically less expensive than bridges.
sometimes called “false teeth” or "permanent dentures", are for when you’re missing all of yours, or when you’re missing some teeth and the rest of your teeth are compromised beyond repair. Your mouth will be carefully modelled to ensure they fit perfectly. Any remaining teeth will then need an extraction.
You’ll receive two sets of dentures. The first set are called “immediate dentures”. The mouth can take some time to heal after teeth have been removed - up to six months. Your dentures will see you through the healing process while still giving you the opportunity to eat your food normally. During the this process, the shape of your jaw and gums may change somewhat; we will readjust the immediate denture if the need arises.
The second set, called conventional dentures, will be finished when your mouth has fully healed. These will last you for years and should not require frequent adjustments.
Other Dental Options
Sometimes, when people are having trouble with permanent dentures, dental implants are an alternative. They can be used to anchor a certain type of denture called an over-denture. There are also a number of alternatives to partial denture treatment that may be viable for you, from implant supported dentures to bridges. Book an appointment with our Winnipeg MB dentists for a consultation. We’ll help you make sure your oral health is at its absolute best. We’ll give you all of your options and we’ll help you decide what’s best.