Approximately 6% of the adult Canadian population do not have any teeth, according to Health Canada. Missing even a few teeth can have a negative impact on your lifestyle and take its toll on your self-confidence. Dr. Chuck Stewart and the team at Varsity Family Dental Centre offer dentures as a solution for patients who are missing several teeth or those who are edentulous. You can turn to our general dentist in Calgary, AB, for this effective tooth replacement solution.
Patient who have lost all their natural teeth or have had their teeth removed are typically good candidates for full or complete dentures. These are designed to replace all the teeth in the upper or lower arches. If you need to undergo a tooth removal procedure, we will typically wait about 12 weeks so the tissues can heal before we place a set of dentures. You may need to come in and see us for denture repairs or a new set as the gums shift and your mouth changes over time.
You may be a good candidate for partial dentures if you still have a few natural teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaw. These dentures are designed to be attached to any existing teeth and may be removable. Fixed partial dentures, or bridges, are secured in place permanently.