If you are looking for a solution to missing teeth, at Thornhill Square Dentistry we offer the best partials & dentures in Thornhill, ON. Dentures and partials are replacements for missing oral tissue and teeth. The artificial teeth are embedded into a base of gum colored material that fits over a person’s natural gums. They help a person speak and eat correctly. When a person has lost all their teeth, a complete denture is called for. If they’ve lost some but not all their teeth, a partial is in order. Partials are simply that: “partial” dentures; they don’t replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth.
Thornhill Square Dentistry in Thornhill recommends complete (full dentures) dentures if you have no natural teeth remaining. Immediate complete dentures are made before any natural teeth are removed. They’re ready to wear right after all-natural teeth have been removed. The drawback to immediate dentures is their fit, which will become poor over time. Gums and bone tissue are swollen after multiple tooth extractions and will shrink over the next several weeks to a month.
Partials have some similarity to dental bridges. The biggest difference is that partial dentures are removable by the wearer, whereas dental bridges are not. If a potential denture wearer still has natural teeth that are in favorable positions, e.g., a natural tooth on each side of a gap, partials are the denture of choice. These teeth are joined with a metal frame that attaches to each natural tooth. The natural tooth provides stability and anchoring to keep the partial steady in order to bridge the gap between natural teeth.