Dentist in Ottawa, ON offers partial dentures as an economical solution for tooth replacement
Posted by Dr. France Chevalier
If you are missing one or more teeth within the dental arch, you may be seeking tooth replacement options to restore the natural function and beauty of your smile. At the dental practice of Dr. France Chevalier, a wide variety of tooth restoration options are available, including partial dentures, full dentures, dental bridges, dental implants, and implant-supported dentures. Patients in the Ottawa, ON area who are seeking a cosmetic and restorative dentist who can provide natural-looking, long-lasting tooth replacement solutions are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Chevalier. Many patients find that partial dentures are a good, affordable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth.
How partial dentures work
Partial dentures are used for patients who have one or more teeth missing within the dental arch but still have other existing teeth in place. Partial dentures eliminate the need for additional extractions to prepare the smile for full dentures. They consist of false teeth on a metal framework, and the existing teeth are used as a support system for the appliance. The partial dentures slide into the mouth and the existing teeth then hold the false teeth where they are needed. Patients can fully remove the partial denture for cleaning and sleeping.
Why choose partial dentures?
There are many advantages to using partial dentures.
They allow patients to replace multiple teeth at once
Partial dentures eliminate the need to extract healthy teeth to prepare for a full denture
They are an affordable option
Partial dentures are easy to remove and adjust, allowing them to last longer than some other types of tooth restorations
They look completely natural when placed in the smile
Partial dentures restore functionality of the smile and improve eating and speaking abilities
How are partial dentures made?
When patients are interested in partial dentures, they are encouraged to discuss their options with Dr. Chevalier. If they are a good option for the patient, then the dentist will begin the process of custom-making the dentures. First, the dentist will take a series of impressions of the dental arch. These impressions are then sent to a dental laboratory where the dentures are created. The false teeth used in the dentures are made to the shape, size, and color of the existing teeth, so when the partial denture is put in place within the smile, the false teeth match and blend in with the dental arch. Dr. France Chevalier makes sure that all dental restorations made in her practice are not only aesthetically pleasing but also comfortable, and will make any adjustments needed to ensure the proper fit and appearance.
Dr. France Chevalier is pleased to offer a variety of dental treatments that can be chosen to restore a patient’s smile. There is no “one size fits all” solution, so patients are urged to book an appointment with our dentist to be thoroughly evaluated before choosing a tooth replacement option. Patients can also take time during this consultation to ask about alternatives, which may include the following types of restorations:
Choosing a tooth replacement option is a personal decision that patients should not take lightly. Patients should take into consideration how many teeth they are replacing, whether they want a permanent or removable restoration, and their budget. Our front office team works with individuals to help them develop an appropriate payment plan that can be used to obtain the restorations they need, making every treatment attainable for those on even the tightest of budgets.
What happens if my partial denture breaks or doesn’t fit?
Many changes can happen to the smile over time. When this happens, it can cause a partial denture to lose its proper fit and function. Other times, a partial denture may sustain damage. Whenever patients have a problem with their partial denture, they are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. France Chevalier as soon as possible. In some instances, the denture can be adjusted to fit the changes occurring in the mouth. If there are more impactful changes happening to the smile or the denture is severely damaged, patients may need to have a new partial denture made.
Schedule your visit with Dr. France Chevalier of Ottawa, ON today!
If you are interested in discussing tooth replacement options available at the practice of Dr. France Chevalier, we encourage you to book an appointment with our professionals. We offer a variety of solutions for patients who are ready to enhance their smile and maintain the functionality of their teeth. Call the practice at (613) 233-1118 and visit the office, conveniently located at 234 Laurier Avenue West in Ottawa, ON.