Restore your smile with partial or complete dentures in Hamilton
Losing a tooth, or teeth, can be upsetting. However, the gap in your smile can be temporary. Many options are available to replace a missing tooth, but often, patients aren’t sure whether to choose bridge and crown appliances, dental implants, or dentures to replace their teeth and restore their smiles.
Residents of Hamilton can work with Dr. Karen Ho to discuss their options and determine an appropriate option for their budget, timeline, lifestyle, and oral health.
Patients who want replacement teeth often opt for dentures.
- Complete dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth. This type of denture replaces all the teeth and covers some of the surrounding tissue.
- Partial dentures are used when one tooth or several teeth need to be replaced. A partial denture is made of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that matches the inside of your mouth. These dentures snap into place but are removed for sleeping and cleaning.
Regardless of which option you need, the denture process can take up to six weeks and several appointments. First, Dr. Ho will make impressions and take measurements, which are sent to a dental laboratory. Next, models will be created to test the fit, shape, and color prior to casting the final denture. When the denture is created, final adjustments will be made to ensure a comfortable fit.
Many patients are thrilled to learn that denture technology has advanced tremendously in recent years. Today’s dentures are comfortable and provide a more natural appearance than ever before. The new teeth will look and function much like natural teeth and most people don’t even notice the dentures.
If you need to replace missing teeth or are concerned about the health of your existing teeth, call Dr. Karen Ho at Dentistry on Parkdale to schedule an appointment.