Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and are needed when you have several unhealthy teeth or no teeth. Dentures will replace your missing and/or unhealthy teeth.
These artificial teeth will restore your smile and return some of the chewing power you once had. Dentures are removable and can replace all of your teeth or just replace a few missing ones.
Complete dentures are usually made of acrylic resin, while partial dentures are made from a combination of acrylic resin and metal.
Types Of Dentures Offered By Our Winnipeg Dentists
There are three main types of dentures: complete, partial, and overdentures. The type of denture you will need is based on how many remaining natural teeth you have and your individual needs.
- Complete dentures cover your entire jaw and can be used in place of your upper teeth, lower teeth or both. These dentures consist of artificial teeth and gums. They rest directly on your gums and are used if you have no remaining natural teeth.
- Partial dentures fit around your remaining, healthy teeth. These dentures typically have artificial teeth and gums that are connected by a metal framework. Partial dentures are usually held in place by clasps that attach to your natural teeth.
- Overdentures fit over your few remaining teeth or dental implants. Your teeth or implants give the denture stability, so it’s less likely to shift in your mouth. To fit an overdenture, your natural teeth usually need to be reshaped to fit in the denture.
If you are considering dentures, a consultation with one of our dentists at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the procedure, and answer any questions you may have. Book an appointment today!
We are conveniently located at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue near in Transcona, East Kildonan, Valley Gardens, Elmwood, and St. Boniface.