Dentures

 

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, and bridges or implants are not an option, we can put a smile back on your face by fitting you with a set of comfortable, natural-looking dentures.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and their surrounding tissue. They not only enable you to eat and speak with confidence again, but also make you look younger by lifting your cheek and jaw muscles.

grey-smile-smlModern dentures are usually made of acrylic resin and sometimes contain metal for extra support. They come in two main types: complete and partial.

Complete dentures are for people who are missing all of their teeth. They cover the entire upper or lower jaw and sometimes fit over implants, which are metal posts inserted into the bone for added support.

Partial dentures are for patients who still have a few real teeth, which are used to help hold the unit in place with clips or wires. Replacement teeth are attached to a plastic base and positioned to fit into the spaces left by the missing teeth.

Conventional dentures can be made and fitted in just a few appointments, which usually take place over a month or two. On the first visit, some teeth may need to be extracted or the bony ridges in your gums altered to help hold your new dentures.

The next time we see you, we’ll take an impression of your bite and help you choose the size, shape, and shade of your new teeth. Your skin tone and facial structure are just a few considerations that go into creating the perfect match.

Although your dentures will be ready to wear after a trial fitting and a briefing on how to care for them, a few follow-up visits will help us make sure your new teeth feel as good as they look.

 

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  • Metropolitan Dental—Now Open

    To all of our valued patients of Metropolitan Dental:

    Hello everyone! This is coming to all of you with good news! We have finally received official approval to head back to work. We have been closed for almost three months. Needless to say we are all quite excited to head back to Metropolitan Dental and to once again see all of you for your dental needs.

    COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us, including the shut down of dentistry across the province. We understand that many of you have been forced to wait for your dental care and we deeply appreciate your understanding and patience while we were closed. Your health and well being continue to be our highest priority as we carefully prepare and update our practice procedures. Please be assured that we will be taking care of you, just as we will be taking care of our families and ourselves.

    We know that our capacity of getting back to work will not be 100% initially, but we will be working hard to see all of you. We have opened our doors as of June 8th. We ask, unless you are experiencing an emergency, please wait for us to call you, instead of you calling the office. This will help to make our job of scheduling and re-scheduling patients easier. If you would like to email us to schedule or update an appointment click here.

    There are some new protocols that have been put in place by the Minister of Health for your next dental appointment, so we will be emailing these out to you prior to your appointment. These new screening processes are important for everyone to follow, we thank you for your co-operation.

    Once again, we thank you for your trust and patronage over the decades. Please remember as businesses continue to re-open, the DENTAL office is one of the cleanest and most sterile places that you will encounter. We have been working hard to ensure that commitment to you.

    We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Barton Walters, and Dr. Andrew Kaplan

    And the entire team at Metropolitan Dental

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