A smile is a symbol of happiness, many patients in Guelph who suffer from tooth loss are unhappy with their smiles. Aside from esthetic appearance, tooth loss can create more serious health problems related to your overall bite, the alignment of your teeth, the density of your jaw bone, etc.
Your teeth exist in your jaw not only to help you chew, but also to keep your jaw bone stimulated. Without teeth, the bone begins to atrophy or shrink. This shrinking of the jaw bone causes patients in Guelph to look much older than they really are.
Teeth also support your facial structure, without them you facial features will have a tendancy to droop creating an older appearance.
Dentures are tooth restorations comprised of false teeth used to remedy tooth loss. Dentures can be made to replace one, several or all teeth in the jaw. During your consult, Dr. Yeung, your Guelph dentist will discuss with you which options are available and best suited for your individual circumstances.
Partial Dentures- Partial dentures, often called dental bridges, are tooth restorations suitable for the loss of one or more teeth. A dental bridge utilizes the teeth next to the empty space to support the false tooth, or pontic. These adjacent teeth will need to be contoured and fitted for dental crowns in order for the pontic to be placed. Partial dentures can be made to be removable or permanent.
Complete Dentures- Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, provide tooth restoration for an entire set of teeth per arch. Complete dentures can be made in a variety of ways. The first two kinds of complete dentures are either conventional or immediate. The next two types of complete dentures are either fixed or removable.
Conventional Dentures- Conventional dentures are made to be ready for placement after the remaining teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed. This healing period requires about eight to twelve weeks after the removal of remaining teeth.
Immediate Dentures- Immediate dentures can be placed directly following the extraction of remaining teeth. However, in the absence of teeth, the bones and gums shrink over time and the denture may require more adjustments to ensure comfortable and proper fitting. The advantage is that the Guelph patient does not have to leave the office without teeth while waiting for the dentures to be completed.
Removable Complete Dentures- Removable dentures are made so that the Guelph patient removes the complete denture at night before going to bed and returns to wear in the morning. Removable dentures are less expensive that permanent fixed dentures and may be more appealing due to financial reasons. Removable dentures require the use of denture adhesive to ensure the dentures stability, functionality and retention.
Permanent Complete Dentures- Permanent complete dentures are secured within the jaw bone via dental implants. An entire set of teeth can be replaced in an arch with just four dental implants. This procedure is often known as All-On-4 as the entire prosthetic is secured with four dental implants. Dental implant dentures is a surgical procedure which can be completed in just one day. Dental implant dentures are also known as Permanent-Teeth-in-a Day where our Guelph patients walk into our office in the morning for oral surgery and walk out in the afternoon with a brand new smile!
Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth within the arch of their mouth can opt for our All-On-4 dental implants dentures procedure. A denture will be custom-made for your invidual smile and secured into your jaw via four dental implants. These dental implants will fully integrate into your jaw bone, and are designed to stimulate the tissue and bone as natural teeth would. This exercises the jaw and prevents the jaw bone from shrinking in the absence of teeth.
All-On-4 allows patients to come into Guelph Smile Clinic in Guelph in the morning and leave the same afternoon with a brand new smile! Dental implant dentures are the most natural looking dentures, the most stable and the most comfortable. All-On-4 is a surgical procedure and will cost more than other denture procedures listed above.
The cost of dentures largely depends on the type of denture you are receiving, the experience and location of your dentist, the materials used to make the dentures, and whether the denture is made to replace several or all of the teeth per arch. To learn more about the price range pertaining to your individual case, call Dr. Yeung, your Guelph dentist, at Guelph Smile Clinic to book your appointment and get started on a brand new smile today!
Many dental insurance companies will cover all or a percentage of the cost of dentures. Contact your dental insurance company to find out more about your dental insurance coverage. Dr. Yeung at Guelph Smile Clinic, is a firm believer that everyone deserves to smile. That is why we are dedicated to providing affordable dentures so that your smile can last a lifetime!