Whether you are missing a few teeth or all your teeth, one option that may work for you is a removable denture. The dentures are custom-made to conform with your existing oral condition, whether it's fitting around your existing teeth, or on top of the tooth-less ridge. Dr Chan has extensive experience in helping a wide variety of patients regain their smile and ability to chew. Contact us to see how Dr Chan can help you!
For our patients who have lost all their teeth, Complete Dentures are the way to go to return form and function to your face and mouth. If you've been missing your teeth for a while, you will probably notice that your face is not as full as it used to be and your bite has collapsed since your teeth are missing. Complete dentures will be custom made to simulate where teeth would be in your mouth and help your face look fuller and more natural. They are also removable for easy cleaning.
Removable Partial Dentures
For patients who are missing multiple teeth, but still have a few sturdy teeth left, removable partial dentures (RPD or partials) are the way to go to restore function and esthetics. RPD's are supported on your existing teeth and partially on the soft gum tissues where teeth are missing. The RPD hugs your teeth for a tight fit so that you can chew with confidence! They are also removable so that you can keep your remaining teeth clean.
Implant Supported Denture
With the advent of implants, they have also been used to add extra support to your dentures. If you've worn dentures for a while, you will know that over time, your jaw changes shape and the dentures will not fit as well. This is because of the changes in the bone due to the lack of teeth. This causes your dentures to eventually start sliding all over the place! Implants can be utilized to help stabilize your dentures. Even just one implant has been reported to increase patient satisfaction in their dentures. Ask us if you're a good candidate to for implants!