Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues.  Custom dentures are made to resemble your own teeth and give you a natural (and possibly even improved) smile.

Two types of dentures can be made: either complete or partial dentures.  A complete denture is used if all of the teeth are missing, while a partial denture may be the right solution when some natural teeth remain. With a partial denture, spaces between missing teeth are filled in, and it also prevents your existing teeth from shifting.

Two types of complete dentures are: conventional or immediate. The conventional complete denture is made for you about four to six weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has sufficiently healed. The disadvantage of a conventional complete denture is that during this healing time, you go without any teeth.

Conversely, immediate complete dentures are made ahead of time and are placed right away when your teeth have been removed. The advantage of immediate dentures over conventional dentures is that you do not have to go without teeth during the four to six week healing time.

After sufficient healing and subsequent shrinking of the gums, Dr. Hwang will make any necessary adjustments to your dentures.

Dentures are made to stand up to lots of wear-and-tear and can last many years, but over time, they may need to be repaired, adjusted or even remade.

Reasons for getting dentures

· A complete denture could replace all the teeth in an arch
· A partial denture could replace several teeth in an arch
· Dentures can help improve your smile and enhance facial tissues
· Dentures can make it easier to speak, chew or digest

The process of getting dentures

It usually requires several dental appointments, spaced out over several weeks, to get properly fit for dentures. Dr. Hwang takes measurements and makes impressions to ensure an accurate, custom fit. It might take a few appointments to make sure the shape and colour of your dentures are correct, and at the finally appointment, Dr. Hwang adjusts and places your completed denture to ensure the fit is natural and comfortable for you.

Keep in mind that you may experience increased saliva, soreness or even difficulty with speaking or chewing as you adjust to having new dentures. The Westboro Station Dental staff will make sure that you’re given instructions on how to clean and maintain your dentures, to ensure that they last a long time.

Are dentures right for you?

Contact Westboro Station Dental today at 613-728-8988 and we can answer your questions about dentures or schedule a consultation.