Dentures and Missing Tooth Solutions
Everyone deserves to smile with confidence, but when you have missing teeth that may not be a reality.
Tooth loss impacts nearly half of adults, but the true effects may not be noticeable until months or years down the road. Even if your tooth isn’t visible when you’re smiling, that space can begin to lose bone and cause other teeth to shift out of alignment.
Fortunately, our Brighton and Ferntree Gully patients can enjoy customized denture services to strengthen and preserve their smile’s status.
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures — When a few teeth in a row are missing, a partial denture makes it possible to replace all of them at one time when a bridge isn’t an option. Partials clip around your neighbouring teeth, so that entire “plate” isn’t needed across the roof of your mouth.
Full Dentures (“Plates”) — To replace all of the upper or lower teeth at once, a full arch denture is typically the most straightforward solution. Dentures fit against the gums and follow the contour of the jaw, using suction to keep them in place. Although they can take some getting used to, traditional dentures are one of the most affordable tooth replacement treatments available.
Implant Supported Denture Options — Did you know that it’s possible to anchor a full denture on top of dental implants for added stability? Implant overdentures can be permanently affixed into place, or removable for convenience sake. In some cases, dentures can also be retrofitted to snap over implant abutments to provide additional security and comfort. As few as four implants may be necessary.
Which type of denture or partial denture is right for you? Our attentive Brighton and Ferntree Gully dental teams are happy to answer all of your questions. Call today to schedule a consultation to learn more.