Dentures enable people who have lost some or all of their teeth to once again smile with confidence. Dentures can make chewing and speaking easier, as well as eliminate the "collapsed" look caused by missing teeth. At our practice, we offer full and partial dentures to accommodate the needs of various patients.
Full Dentures are designed for individuals who have only a few or no healthy teeth remaining in their mouth. Full dentures will provide you with a warm, natural looking smile that you can enjoy for many years to come. These dentures utilize the muscles of the tongue, cheeks, and lips for comfortable positioning and stability.
Conventional dentures are placed after a patient's gums have healed following the extraction of any remaining teeth. Patients who are reluctant to be without teeth during the healing process can have their dentures placed immediately after the extraction of their remaining teeth. Dr. Papadopoulos will help you determine which type of denture placement is best suited for your needs.
Although dentures may initially make it difficult to eat certain foods and pronounce certain words, with a little practice, you will be able to enjoy most foods and have little trouble pronouncing even the most difficult words.
Partial Dentures are an excellent option for people who wish to fill the spaces left by multiple missing teeth. Unlike full dentures, partial dentures are anchored in place by clasps or hidden devices called precision attachments. Because they fit snugly and comfortably between existing teeth, partial dentures can eliminate discomfort associated with biting and chewing, as well as improve speech impediments caused by missing teeth. These Dentures also provide the support necessary to prevent teeth from shifting and causing gum damage.
Partial dentures are composed of prosthetic teeth, usually plastic, set in pink or gum-coloured bases joined by a metal frame. These dentures are customized to match the size, shape, and colour of your existing teeth to give you a full, natural looking smile.