At the Vancouver dentist office of Creekside Dental, we understand that preserving your natural smile is important for your quality of life. Sometimes, however, teeth are lost or must be extracted. When this happens, it can affect your ability to perform simple daily tasks, such as eating and speaking, as well as your self-esteem. As your partner in dental health, it is our job to help you find the tooth-replacement solution that best fits your lifestyle. For many, dentures are the perfect option. High-quality, personalized, and well-fitted dentures can restore your youthful appearance and confidence while improving your ability to eat and speak naturally.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. High-quality, personalized, and well-fit dentures can restore your youthful appearance and confidence while improving your ability to eat and speak naturally.
There are a variety of denture options available today to fit every patient’s dental, personal, and financial needs. Three options are full conventional dentures, overdentures, and partial dentures.
Full conventional dentures are used to replace all teeth on one or both jaws. They’re custom made to imitate your gum line and teeth and to fit your mouth perfectly. Conventional dentures are one of the most affordable solutions available. The main disadvantage to this option is that conventional dentures may become unstable because of the gradual bone loss that occurs after tooth loss.
Overdentures are slightly more expensive, but they are an extremely stable, long-term option. Overdentures are supported by natural teeth, if available, or by implants, which support the overdentures but also help maintain bone volume and your natural facial structure.
Partial dentures are only an option if you have remaining teeth. They are supported by the existing teeth and are very stable and esthetically resemble your natural teeth.
What Is the Process for Getting Dentures?
The process for getting your custom dentures takes place over several weeks and visits to Creekside Dental. It begins with Dr. David Hanson getting to know you, your lifestyle, and what you need from your denture experience. You will be walked through your options so you can decide what is best for your unique situation. Once you have decided on the denture option that is best for you, we will take the following steps, which will allow us to craft a beautiful, custom set of dentures designed to maintain the appeal and integrity of your natural teeth and facial structure:
- Dr. Hanson will take impressions and measurements of your jaws and how they function with one another.
- Models of the shape and position of your future dentures are constructed so that you can try them out before the permanent ones are created.
- Your final dentures are made and Dr. Hanson fits you. Adjustments are made as necessary.
At Creekside Dental, we’re invested in getting to know you, your lifestyle, and what you need from your denture experience. We walk you through your options and help you decide what is best for your unique situation. Once you’ve decided on the denture option that’s best for you, we’ll craft a beautiful, custom set of dentures designed to maintain the appeal and integrity of your natural teeth and facial structure while ensuring that you’re the only one who knows you’re wearing them.