Partial and Complete Dentures

PARTIALS AND FULL DENTURES IN CALGARY, Alberta

Dentures are a replacement, yet removable, apparatus for missing teeth and their surrounding tissue. Full dentures are designed for people who are missing all their teeth, whereas partials are for those who still have some natural teeth remaining. Whether you need partial dentures or a full set, our dentists at Dental at the Met can help. Partials and full dentures in Calgary, Alberta, can be the answer if you have suffered significant loss of teeth.

Dentures are part of restorative dental care that allow people to regain the ability to properly eat, chew, and even speak. Our dentists can provide professional advice regarding dental treatments and restorative dental procedures to improve your oral health and well-being. If you feel ready to explore partials and full dentures, find out more information at Dental at the Met.

Partials

A partial denture is a removable set of replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base that resembles gum tissue. Our dentists in central Calgary will recommend partial dentures to those who have one or more of their natural teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaw.

Partial dentures are similar to dental bridges in that they fill the gaps created by missing teeth. This keeps other teeth from shifting position, and the internal attachment design is intended to look like natural teeth.

Full Dentures

Full or complete dentures are designed for those who have lost all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw or both. Traditional, or conventional, dentures are made after teeth have been extracted, and the gum tissue has healed. It can take two to three months before conventional dentures are ready to be placed.

Full dentures can also be made in advance of extractions and placed immediately after teeth have been removed. These immediate dentures are beneficial in that there is no waiting period without teeth during healing after extraction. However, there are some drawbacks to immediate full dentures:

  • Gums shrink during healing following extractions.
  • More adjustments are required for proper fit.
  • They are considered a temporary solution compared to conventional full dentures.

Tooth loss, whether in part or complete, can be life-altering in a detrimental way. Thankfully, Dental at the Met provides restorative dental care and treatment, including partials and full dentures. To make an appointment, give us a call.

Our dentists near you are ready to provide professional dental treatment, including partials and full dentures. Dental at the Met is available to book appointments for your oral health needs.

Contact Dental at the Met for information about partials and full dentures near you as well as other restorative procedures. New patients are being accepted.

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