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Are you looking for a new dental home? You probably have a lot of questions about what treatment will be like in our office and which services we offer. We listed some of our most common questions here, but if your specific question is not listed, please give us a call or email us from the handy form on our Contact page.
We look forward to answering your questions and to seeing you in our office.
Dentures and Partials
Dentistry is a highly personal decision between you and your dentists. At Central Park Dental Clinic, each of our dentists is dedicated to providing highly personalised dentistry that meets your goals. We are not in the business of selling one procedure over the other but will go over the pros and cons of each type of treatment and help you decide which dental service will work best for you.
Dental implants are effective for replacing one or more missing teeth with a standalone treatment that replaces both the root of your tooth and the tooth itself. This is an effective tooth-replacement option that also helps to retain your bone. We place and restore dental implants in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.
Dentures in Burnaby BC
Dentures have the benefit of replacing multiple teeth at once and are often more affordable than having a dozen or more dental implants. While dentures do not assist with bone retention, they have improved in quality over the last decade and now fit more comfortably and look more attractive than ever.
If you are a person who likes the best of both worlds, implant-retained dentures offer the security and stability of dental implants with the affordability of dentures. Four or more dental implants lock your denture in place, so it doesn’t move when you’re eating or kissing your sweetheart, saving you from a potentially embarrassing moment.
At Central Park Dental Clinic, we understand the discomfort of missing one or more teeth and are happy to guide you through your teeth replacement options.
What Is a Partial Denture?
A partial denture is a removable, natural-looking dental device attached to gum-colored bases. Partial dentures are an excellent tooth replacement option that fits between your natural teeth and matches the look and shade of the rest of your smile. Since they are made from a combination of metal and acrylic, they are comfortable and blend in with your existing teeth, yet remain strong enough to handle chewing and speaking. We offer partial and complete dentures in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic.
What Are the Benefits of Partial Dentures From Our Burnaby Clinic?
Partial dentures help by improving your speech and allowing for a more pleasant eating experience. If you are missing one or more teeth, teeth may shift over time, and soft tissue can shrink near the missing tooth.
This can change your appearance over time and can affect the surrounding teeth. Partial dentures protect the architecture of your mouth, from your gums to your jawbone to your facial muscles and more. Over time, adjustments may be needed to ensure there are no sore spots or irritation. With maintenance and upkeep, partial dentures can give you confidence in your healthy, complete smile.
Dentures have been around for a long time, and they are still a practical and affordable solution to tooth loss. However, dentures have drawbacks, especially when compared to dental implants.
Let’s look at how dentures and implants work and a few reasons you should choose dental implants over dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are replacement teeth on an arch or plate that stand in for missing teeth. A denture can be partial for partial tooth loss or complete when all teeth are missing.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants in Burnaby, BC Compared with Dentures
Oral Health Benefits
Dentures fill in for missing teeth, but they do not guard against bone loss in the jaw or prevent tooth migration—both of which can lead to oral health complications and changes to the lower facial profile. Tooth migration can also impact your bite over time.
In contrast, dental implants stimulate the jawbone to remain healthy and keep your teeth from shifting toward smile gaps.
Function and Stability
Dentures sit on the gum, relying on bone, suction, and gravity for support. Unfortunately, this can mean slippage or rocking, both of which can impact chewing and speaking.
On the other hand, dental implants are fixed to the jaw with artificial tooth roots. As a result, speaking and chewing are simplified. In fact, you’re not likely to think about your implants when you’re doing either!
Tooth Replacement Longevity
Because jawbones shrink when tooth roots are missing, dentures that fit snuggly at first loosen over time. This loosening means goopy denture adhesives and dental office visits for relines. Before you know it, it will be time for a new denture.
Dental implants can last for years, decades, and even for life in some cases. In addition, they’ll never require relines or adhesives for support.
Tooth Replacement Care
For best results, dentures require overnight soaks in a denture bath. You can also purchase a special cleaning brush and denture paste to clean the prosthetic during the day. Many patients also make appointments with the dentist to have their dentures professionally cleaned in the dental office.
Dental implant upkeep is more straightforward. For example, if you brushed, flossed, and visited your dentist regularly before implants, you simply keep doing these things. No added steps are required.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Burnaby, BC
Our dentist offers implant-supported dentures if you have complete or significant tooth loss. With this option, you have the practicality of dentures with the many benefits of dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures usually require four to six implants, and this approach is typically less expensive than an implant for every lost tooth.
Which Tooth Replacement Option Is Right for You?
Most dentists prefer dental implants because they are the next best thing to natural teeth. They preserve bone, stabilize your bite, and promote ongoing oral health. However, we offer both quality dentures and dental implants for our patients.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist to learn which tooth replacement option is best for your lifestyle and budget.
If your parents or grandparents had dentures, you might have memories that recall an outdated image of what dentures look like. When we create dentures in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic, our dentists strive to match them to your facial structure, skin tone, gender, age and unique personality. Today’s denture teeth look more natural than ever. We can choose the shade and shape that complements your smile.
We begin by speaking to patients about their ideal smiles and how they would like their new denture to look. The result will be a denture that fits well and functions properly. Your new denture can even improve your self-confidence by giving you your smile back.
If you have issues with dentures that move, fall or shift while you are eating or talking, implant-retained dentures can provide a solution that securely locks dentures in place. We typically recommend four to six dental implants per arch, depending on the available bone and the patients’ oral health.
Schedule a Booking at Our Burnaby BC Clinic
Our skilled dentists will be happy to discuss your dentures options in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic. You can feel confident that we will create dentures that let you enjoy your favourite foods and smile with confidence.