At Odyssey Dental Care in Winnipeg, our family dentists provide full and partial dentures for patients, and implant-supported overdentures.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures – full and partial.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in the top and/or bottom section of your mouth.
Full dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Made after teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Partial dentures can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Supports the facial and lip muscles from sagging or sinking into the face
Improves the ability to bite, chew, and speak
Improves the aesthetic of your smile
Would it surprise you to learn that many people who have conventional dentures don't wear them for the simple fact that they don't stay in place? Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with ease.
Restores proper chewing, allowing a better diet and improved health
Increases comfort as there is less gum irritation
Ends the cost and inconvenience of adhesives
Can often utilize an existing denture
Minimally invasive procedure