Multiple missing teeth can not only leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile, but can impact your ability to eat and speak.
Fortunately, Dr. Berbari can offer both traditional and implant-supported dentures to restore the appearance and function of your smile.
Why should you consider dentures at our Montreal, QC, dental practice?
We custom design your denture to replace any number of missing teeth...
We Offer Several Options To Restore Your Smile
If you have lost all of your teeth, or nearly all of your teeth, a complete denture will restore your entire smile. Dr. Berbari may recommend extracting any remaining damaged teeth before designing and placing your restoration. If you qualify for immediate dentures, we will take scans of your mouth in advance using our modern intra-oral camera to restore your smile on the same day as extractions and preparatory work.
For patients that retain some healthy teeth, the dentist can fill in the gaps with a partial denture. A partial denture consists of several prosthetic teeth connected to a base made of plastic and metal clasps. The clasps attach to a framework secured to your natural teeth that anchor the partial denture. Sometimes we fit your existing teeth with crowns to improve the fit of the restoration and provide additional stability.
An overdenture is a removable prosthetic that replaces an entire dental arch. Instead of resting on top of the gums like traditional dentures, it is secured to the remaining healthy tooth tissue. Existing natural teeth are filed down, contoured, and topped with crowns to better support your restoration. Overdentures can also prevent bone atrophy by keeping tooth roots intact and stimulated.
Dental implants are undoubtedly the most beneficial way to correct tooth loss, replacing both the visible crowns of teeth and the underlying tooth roots. Dr. Berbari embeds titanium implants into the gums where they fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. While dental implants are initially more expensive, they last much longer than traditional dentures and both look and feel extremely lifelike.
"We offer in-house financing plans to help make treatment as affordable as possible for all patients."
What Happens During Treatment?
Montreal Smiles offers a free consultation for patients looking to replace missing teeth.
Reasons to Consider Implants
You may encounter functional issues with traditional dentures
Because dentures rest on top of the gums, they often lack the stability of natural teeth or implants. Patients find that chewing can be challenging or slightly uncomfortable and may better enjoy food with implant-supported restorations.
Some conditions are not compatible with dentures
Bone recession may eventually expose nerves in your gums, making it painful to eat and speak with a denture. Implants, on the other hand, feel like natural teeth and promote healthy jaw tissue.
Traditional dentures are not always the cheapest option
The expense of traditional dentures can add up over time. They are less durable than implant-supported restorations and will need to be remade every three to eight years. In contrast, implants can last well over a decade and require little maintenance longterm. Furthermore, we offer in-house financing plans to help make treatment as affordable as possible for all patients.