Acrylic dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. If trauma, disease or poor oral hygiene has left you with only a few healthy teeth or none at all, your Lapointe Dental Centre professional might suggest dentures to replace your missing teeth.
There are two types of removable acrylic dentures:
When a patient has lost all the teeth on one jaw (upper or lower) or if significant deterioration of the dentition requires full extraction of all the teeth, a removable acrylic denture is an option.
Even if they are still sometimes known as “false teeth,” today’s dental prosthetics are significantly improved in terms of personalized comfort and natural appearance.
Dentures are manufactured over the course of several appointments.
The procedure is simple: after taking impressions and precise facial measurements, the denturist forwards the information to the laboratory technician, who will manufacture a first fitting made of wax. This step will allow you and the denturologist to make sure that tooth shape and color harmonize with your mouth. The technician then produces a final acrylic version of your denture which the denturist can then install.
Follow-up appointments let the denturologist adjust the comfort of your prosthesis to optimize the device both in terms of aesthetics and function.
A full acrylic denture can also be fitted over implants.
A removable partial denture prosthesis made from acrylic is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Also known as “partials,” these devices improve chewing, speech and (of course!) appearance. The partial is made from an acrylic resin base with or without metal that fits over the gums and is anchored onto the surrounding teeth using clasps.
Easy to maintain, this prosthesis can be manufactured quickly from impressions and precise measurements, offering comfort and a harmonious smile.
Book an appointment with a Lapointe Dental Centre professional to assess your situation and see what options are available to you.