Tooth loss can feel devastating, robbing you of your smile and much of your confidence. However, did you know that it can also cause a chain reaction of issues with your other healthy teeth that could put them at risk down the road? That’s why it’s so important to address tooth loss with the proper remedy, and here at Dentistry on Parkdale, Dr. Karen Ho and her talented team are qualified to provide attractive missing tooth replacement options such as partial dentures to restore your smile.
With complete or full dentures, the appliances consist of plastic resin and are shaped to mimic your smile down to the gums to replace an entire arch of teeth. The gum-coloured base holds the false teeth and fits snugly over your gums, remaining stable thanks to natural suction. Thanks to extensive attention to detail and high-quality materials used to create the right size, shape, and colour, your critical teeth in the appliance will look just like your natural teeth.
The fact that dentures rely on suction makes creating just the right fit a top priority. A well-designed upper denture provides adequate support for functionality and comfort. Because of the horseshoe shape and the smaller size of the lower alveolar bone, lower dentures might need more help at some point. This extra support can be in the form of denture adhesive or the use of strategically placed dental implants.
Dr. Ho may use a partial denture to restore the attractiveness and function of your smile to replace one or more missing teeth. This appliance resembles a fixed dental bridge but has false gums. Plus, partial dentures and bridges differ in structure, as a partial denture can be removed.
There are many reasons why people experience tooth loss, including disease, poor hygiene, nutritional deficiency, traumatic physical injury, and advanced gum disease, to name a few. Whatever the reason, Dr. Ho can help you rebuild your amazing smile using the proper treatment for your situation.
To learn more about how we can rebuild your fantastic smile, call Dentistry at Parkdale at 905-547-4940 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ho. We are located at 21 Parkdale Avenue South, Hamilton, ON L8H 1B1.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.