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Sherwood Park Partial Dentures

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If you are missing certain teeth and still have some of your natural teeth present, partial dentures may be the solution for you. Partial dentures are a removable solution to replace one or many missing teeth. They can be used for permanent replacement or temporary replacement. They can be particularly beneficial if you are waiting to remove or replace your existing teeth for a more permanent solution like implants or you want an adaptive option that can also replace surrounding tissue.

What is A Partial Denture?

Similar to complete dentures, a partial denture is comprised of a framework taken from a mould of your mouth. Attached to this framework are false teeth, which sit in the gaps to replace the missing teeth. The framework fits around your existing teeth and uses them for support. The framework can be made out of cast metal or created using a resin or plastic base with natural pink colours. Metal framework is used for long term replacement due to strength while resin bases are usually used for temporary options.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

  • Secures Tooth Position - The dentures are made to suit your exact mouth layout and therefore ensure that other teeth do not drift into different positions over time.
  • Can be temporary - It allows you to decide what is best for you.
  • Natural Aesthetics - The missing teeth are designed so that they complement your features and look as natural as possible in your mouth and matching surrounding tissue.
  • Less Invasive - The procedure itself simply requires consultation, taking moulds and various fittings to ensure the best fit as well as making adjustments if required.
  • Boosts Confidence - Missing teeth can be embarrassing for some, particularly if they are in prominent places and partial dentures can help to reduce these anxieties.
  • Increasing function - People are normally concerned with gaps in their teeth for cosmetic reasons but replacement can actually benefit oral health. Gaps occasional cause increased debris on the teeth surrounding the gaps as well as putting more pressure on them when eating. Replacing those missing teeth allows an increase in chewing function.

Quick Facts About Partial Dentures:

  • Partial dentures can make saying certain words trickier, particularly in the beginning, as you get used to them. Over time your mouth and tongue adapt to the new appliance.
  • Dentures should be taken out at night to let your gums and mouth rest.
  • Avoiding hard-shelled food as well as consuming anything overly sticky (including chewing gum) should be avoided with dentures because they can damage or dislodge the false teeth and structures.

If you are having issues with your current dentures or if you think this may be an option for you, seek the advice of a dentist. If you want to discuss your options or book a consultation for partial dentures, contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Where Is Your Clinic Located?

Mills Haven Dental is located in Sherwood Park, on Broadmoor Boulevard

What are your hours?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

Do you accept insurance plans?

Yes, Mills Haven Dental accepts most insurance plans and we direct bill!!

With direct billing, we submit your insurance claims electronically with no processing charges or fees.

Do you provide dental services for babies and children?

Yes we do!

The staff at Mills Haven Dental understand that children's teeth undergo several challenges and changes in the growth process. That is why we recommend regular checkups for children of any age.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or around one year of age. The goal is to have your child visit the dentist before there is a problem with his or her teeth.

We are a family-oriented business and aim to help you and your entire family achieve and maintain a happy and healthy mouth.

We monitor the health of your child's teeth & gums to prevent disease, repair injury, and ensure optimal oral health.

Can I book evening and weekend appointments?

Please refer to our contact page to find our current hours of operation.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Average wait time to see one of our dentists depends on the service you require, and the time of year.

During slow periods, you may be able to get in to see us in as little as one day.

Busy periods may require you to wait 1-2 weeks.

However, scheduling changes do occur, and we may be able to get you in for an appointment more quickly if anything opens up sooner.

Call us at 587-269-2697 to inquire about current available appointments!

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes!

Mills Haven Dental is always accepting new patients here in Sherwood Park, and we would love for you to come in and meet us.

How long does a standard cleaning take?

A cleaning for most individuals at Mills Haven Dental will be completed in approximately 1 hour however, some patients may require additional time or appointments depending on their individual needs.

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