If you are looking for artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums, dentures might be the right solution for you! Acora Dental is pleased to offer full or partial dentures, to create the smile you have always wanted.
What are Dentures?
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic teeth worn by those who have lost their natural teeth through injury or illness. They are constructed to replace missing teeth, and they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissue of the oral cavity. There are different kinds of dentures to address different issues. They may be removable or dental implant-supported, full or partial, and they may replace teeth on the lower mandibular arch or the upper maxillary arch.
If you have lost, or are losing, all of your teeth, full dentures are something to discuss with your Acora Dental dentist. A full denture is a removable appliance that fits inside of your mouth along your gum line, to replace all your missing teeth. Full dentures are used to fit your mouth naturally, and they are fitted with artificial teeth to best represent your natural teeth.
Partials are used when some of your natural teeth still remain. A partial denture is a dental appliance that provides a very natural-looking tooth replacement option, while also serving to maintain the natural spacing and alignment of your natural teeth, jaw line, and facial muscles.
Implant-supported dentures are held in place by dental implants that are placed in your jawbone. The denture then attaches to that “anchor” in your jawbone. Rather than resting on your gums like a traditional denture, and affixed using adhesive, it is anchored securely and placed by dental implants that are embedded in your bone. They look and function exactly like regular teeth, so you will be able to eat all types of food without the dentures moving or dropping down, which can happen with removable dentures.
Whether you are transitioning into new dentures as a long-lasting, durable, and aesthetically pleasing restoration for one or more missing teeth, or you are suffering from loose and uncomfortable existing dentures and are looking for more support with implants, Acora Dental can help. Call us at (403) 289-7055 to set up an appointment today.