▸ Dentures & Partial Dentures
• A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
• They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures: complete and partial dentures.
• Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
• A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth; it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either: conventional or immediate.
• A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks.
• During this time, the patient will go without teeth.
• Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.
• Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are exceptionally durable appliances and will last many years,
but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
▸ Reasons for dentures
Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
• The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks.
• Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.
• Several fitting appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.
• At the final appointment, we will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
• It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures. You will be given care instructions for your new dentures.
• Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
• If you are experiencing any of the reason for getting dentures listed above, please contact us at 416 925–0154 to set up a consultation today. Feel free to email any question to
• You can also visit our team of highly trained dentists, specialists, and hygienists at Bathurst College Dentistry ® for more information at 474 College Street, Suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A4