At Li Family Dental, we understand how devastating it can be to live with tooth loss. It is not only embarrassing but can also make it difficult to talk, eat, and socialize. The dentures Etobicoke patients can expect at our clinic offer a very affordable option whether you have lost all of your teeth or a single tooth.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable dental appliance that’s custom designed to replace missing teeth. They offer a natural-looking tooth replacement that fits over your gums snuggly and comfortably. These teeth are made of porcelain or acrylic and affixed securely to an acrylic plate. The plate is tinted to match the natural appearance of your gums.
Dentures are available in full and partial options, making them ideal whether you have lost all of your teeth or just one. Although traditional dentures are removable, we also offer a permanent solution using implant supported dentures.
How Do Full Dentures Work?
Full dentures consist of separate, removable dental appliances for both the upper and lower teeth. The acrylic plate for upper dentures is designed to fit comfortably over the roof of your mouth and gums using a gum-coloured acrylic customized for a snug fit. The lower dentures are designed using the same acrylic, which is moulded to fit over your gums. The U-shaped channel of your dentures is designed to offer suction to hold them in place.
How Do Partial Dentures Work?
Like full dentures, a partial denture is a removable dental appliance that consists of an acrylic plate and an artificial tooth made of resin or porcelain. They are secured using a plate made of gum-coloured acrylic to fill the gap left from a missing tooth. Partial dentures can be designed to attach using a metal framework or can be permanently secured using implants.
How Are Replacement Teeth Crafted?
We use Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) crowns, which enable us to create your new teeth at our office while you wait.
What Are the Advantages of Dentures?
Dentures provide a natural looking tooth replacement option, allowing you to restore your smile, speak clearly and return to eating a healthier diet. Other advantages include:
- Convenience: Dentures come in a number of options that can replace teeth quickly.
- Aesthetics: Dentures look good and will restore your smile using porcelain or resin to match your natural teeth.
- Health: Dentures can assist in supporting facial muscles and decrease jaw bone loss to avoid a change in the appearance of your face.
- Cost: Dentures are cost-effective when compared to dental implants.
- Shifting: Partial dentures help avoid issues such as shifting teeth.
What Are the Disadvantages of Dentures?
Despite dentures offering a quick, affordable option for tooth replacement, they do have their disadvantages, including:
- They are not a permanent solution.
- They require regular care to avoid issues with fit.
- They have to be replaced every five years on average.
- Although they assist in avoiding bone loss and issues with facial structure, they do not completely prevent it.
Why Are Implant Supported Dentures Recommended?
Implant-supported dentures function like normal teeth. They are permanently secured using titanium posts inserted into your jaw bone. The posts act in the same way as your natural your roots. They also provide the same stimulation as your natural roots, halting bone loss. So, your jaw and face will maintain their shape. Implant-supported dentures do not require adjustments or replacements. Although they are more costly up front, they will save you money over your lifetime.
Our team can review your situation to help determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Pricing will be provided for each option; therefore, you can make an informed decision that will best meet your needs.To book an appointment with our team to discuss getting your dentures in Etobicoke, please call 416-232-2033.