Dentures & Partials

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A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.

What is a Partial?

A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum colored base. The teeth are not in a row, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable.

What is a Denture?

A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base.Dentures can be closed or open palate, and they may require denture adhesive to hold them in place.

Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials

Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. In a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your denturesin place. With implant-supported dentures, you won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound.

Denture Repairs and Relining

Broken dentures are never convenient; in fact breakage often occurs unexpectedly and always at the wrong time. Bring your dentures in and we will see if we can repair them for you while you wait. Depending on the severity of the damage, we may need to send them to the lab for work. We understand the necessity of getting your dentures repaired for you quickly and will do everything possible to make this happen.

Since your mouth and dental ridges change and gums shrink overtime, a denture reline is periodically necessary to keep your denture fitting well and prevent your dental ridges from dissolving more rapidly. Dr. Lecours can repair or reline your denture as needed.

The team at our Hearst, Ontario dental office has made patients of all ages smile for two decades. Call our Hearst dental office today on (705) 372-1601 to reserve checkups or consultations for your family. With 5-star service and a commitment to excellence, Hearst dentist Dr. Gilles Lecours and our team look forward to becoming your preferred dental healthcare providers.