Dentures Vs Dental Implants

When a full set of teeth requires replacement there are few viable options, the most frequently used are dentures or dental implants. This can replace a full set of top teeth, a full set of lower teeth, both the top and lower teeth, or portions of the above.

While a set of dentures can be removed for cleaning, dental implants are permanently implanted within the gums and fuse to the jawbone. It is important to discuss with your dentist which choice is right for you.

If you need dentures or  dental implants in Toronto, or need to know which on is the right solution for you, call us for consultation.

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Benefits of Dentures

For an option that allows removal for cleaning every night and that can be altered over time, a set of dentures is ideal. They are made from a mould of the mouth and shaped to resemble the original teeth where possible. They can be created in a shade of white that matches what the patient is used to, and the appliance is shaped to fit snugly but comfortably within the mouth.

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Often worn immediately these can be created before remaining teeth are extracted and ready for the day of the procedure. Ongoing maintenance includes removing for cleaning regularly, they can be brushed and soaked in a denture cleaner overnight for best results.

When food is stuck they can be removed to fix the issue and then returned to the mouth after cleaning, and the gums can be rinsed with salt water or brushed with a gentle bristle brush to maintain their health.


Benefits of Dental Implants

When a permanent solution is required that does not come out but operates and is treated like natural teeth, dental implants may be chosen. They can replace one tooth with one complete implant, replace a few with one post and a bridge, or even a full set of upper or lower teeth with a set of four posts and a full set of crowns over them. Formed like a bridge based upon each of the posts these will stay in the mouth at all times and be cleaned and cared for as the natural teeth with brushing, flossing and regular dental visits for deep cleanings and care. When a crack or chip occurs they can sometimes be repaired but may require replacements for the crowns. The posts can not be repaired if they become damaged in any way, but require removal and an installation of a new post.

The decision on which solution is best is dependent on each individual situation. When replacing one tooth a dental implant or bridge can be used, but when it becomes many teeth together or a full set there are really only two options, the dentures or dental implants. For a removable solution that can be cleaned and soaked as needed the dentures might be the best fit, but for those that want a permanent solution that stays in all the time and is treated like regular teeth the implants may be the best choice.

About Our Experienced GP Dentist​

Dr. Bedrettin Cem Sener
Dr. Sener graduated from Hacettepe University, Ankara-Turkey in 1988, and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He started his residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hacettepe University the same year. Between 1993 and 1994, Dr. Sener attended an exchange training program in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Allgemeines Krankenhaus Linz in Austria. After completing his Ph.D. and specialty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1995, He continued his academic work and became an associate professor in 1999. He worked as a specialist between 2000 and 2001 in American Hospital in Turkey, then he continued his career at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, and became a full professor in 2006. Dr.Sener worked as a visiting professor at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He performed as the vice dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Marmara University, from 2008 to 2010. He worked as a Visiting Professor in Oral Surgery at the University of Toronto since 2013, and in 2015 he completed his Dental Specialty Assessment and Training Program for Oral Surgery.

Dr. Sener has been practicing in Ontario since 2016 as a general practitioner and a member of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, among other international professional associations. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto today. His primary interests are implants, bone grafting, tissue regeneration, sinus lifting, temporomandibular joint disorders, pain management, impacted wisdom teeth, and LASERs. He is a senior lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has received an honorary medal from Hungarian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Association. Dr. Sener is one of the founders and executive committee members of Turkish Association for Lasers in Dentistry. He is the author of 3 book chapters in international books, 55 scientific articles, 73 lectures, and 189 presentations and has more than 450 citations in medical journals. Dr. Sener directed five Ph.D. research studies, organized several scientific meetings, gave courses on implantology, bone grafting, distraction osteogenesis, temporomandibular joint disorders, Lasers, and basics of oral surgery.

Dr.Sener speaks German and Turkish. His hobbies are Classical stage arts, reading, and long nature walks, also He is an amateur painting artist and takes nature photographs

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