What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, a row of teeth (partial dentures), or a whole jaw (full dentures).
At Fort Richmond Dental Centre, our Winnipeg dentists replace missing teeth with natural-looking dentures.
Why Replace Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is imperative for your oral health. Dentures can help preserve a patient's face structure and allow you to eat and speak properly.
Your dentist will use full dentures, commonly referred to as false teeth or complete dentures, if you are missing a whole jaw of teeth.
You can have them fitted for your upper or lower gums, and they are held in place by suction and/or with the help of an oral adhesive. Full dentures can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
Your dentist will use partial dentures if you are missing more than a few missing teeth.
Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth or a tooth replacement like a dental crown. They can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.