Dentures, also known as artificial teeth, are removable dental appliances that are constructed to replace missing teeth. At our Etobicoke dental office, it doesn't matter if you are missing all or a few of your natural teeth, dentures allow patients to look, talk, and eat as if they had natural teeth!
Main Types of Dentures
Complete Dentures are worn when you are missing all of your teeth in a single arch. Immediate Dentures are inserted right after all of the teeth are removed. With immediate dentures, you are able to eat and speak much more quickly than conventional dentures. However, as the gums and jaw heal, the fit of the immediate dentures will change and typically a new set of dentures will be required in about 6 months.
Conventional Dentures are inserted after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gums and tissues have healed. The healing may take between 8-12 weeks.
Partial Dentures are worn when you still have some of your teeth and wish to preserve as much of your original teeth as possible.
Speak to our dentists at our Etobicoke Dental Office about which type of denture is best suited for you and for further information on how to properly take care of your dentures after the procedure.