Dentures in Richmond Hill
Dentures and partial plates in Richmond Hill, are removable dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth and restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Dentures are used to replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while partial plates are used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same jaw.
Types of Our Dentures in Richmond Hill
There are two types of dentures:
Complete Dentures: These are used when all teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. Complete dentures can be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after the gums have healed from tooth extraction, which may take several weeks, while immediate dentures are made before tooth extraction and can be worn immediately after the procedure. However, immediate dentures may need adjustments and relining as the gums heal and shrink.
Partial Dentures: These are used when some natural teeth remain in the jaw. Partial dentures can be made of acrylic or metal and are held in place by clasps that attach to the remaining teeth.
Types of Partial Plates
There are two types of partial plates:
Removable Partial Dentures: These are made of acrylic or metal and are designed to be removed for cleaning and at night. They are held in place by metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth.
Fixed Partial Dentures (Bridges): These are made of porcelain or acrylic and are attached to the remaining natural teeth or dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth permanently.
Benefits of Dentures and Partial Plates
Dentures and partial plates offer several benefits, including:
Improved Appearance: Dentures and partial plates can improve the appearance of the mouth and face by replacing missing teeth.
Better Speech: Missing teeth can affect speech by causing difficulty in pronouncing certain sounds. Dentures and partial plates can help improve speech clarity.
Improved Nutrition: Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat certain foods, leading to poor nutrition. Dentures and partial plates can help patients eat a balanced diet.
Enhanced Confidence: Dentures and partial plates can restore a patient’s confidence to smile, speak, and socialize without feeling self-conscious about missing teeth.
Caring for Dentures and Partial Plates
Proper care of dentures and partial plates is essential to maintain their function and appearance. The following tips can help:
Brush dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap or denture cleaner.
Soak dentures overnight in water or a denture cleaning solution to remove bacteria and plaque.
Handle dentures carefully to avoid breakage.
Rinse partial plates after meals to remove food particles.
Brush and floss remaining natural teeth to prevent decay and gum disease.
Visit the dentist regularly for checkups and adjustments.
Our dentures and partial plates in Richmond Hill are effective dental prosthetics that can replace missing teeth and restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Proper care and maintenance can help ensure their function and appearance.