A partial denture is a removable appliance supported by your natural teeth. It may be required when there are one or more missing teeth in an arch. A partial denture is made of an acrylic material which simulates the teeth and gums. However, sometimes framework and metal clasps may be added for support and strength. A partial denture takes several appointments to complete.
There are other options for replacing single or multiple missing teeth, like porcelain bridges or dental implants. Contact Lakeshore Dental today to set up a consultation or to find out which is the best treatment for you.
A complete denture is a removable appliance and is advised when all teeth are missing in one or both arches. A complete denture is also made of an acrylic material to resemble the gum tissues and teeth it is replacing. Several visits are required to complete the construction of this appliance. At Lakeshore Dental, patients wanting dentures get to meet with our on-site highly skilled denturist that will customize your denture for a perfect fit.
Sometimes dentures have poor stability due to lack of support from atrophic jaw bone. In such cases dental implants are used to add retention and stability. Dr. Izabela Olczyk at Lakeshore Dental offers two types of dental implants to support loose dentures: regular size implants and mini-implants.