Why Choose Chinook Dental Group?
Three Dental Specialties
Receive comprehensive care for three dental specialties.
Receive timely care and schedule immediate appointments.
No Judgement Services
Receive dental care without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.
Dr. Morgan Gwin
Originally from Edmonton, Dr. Morgan Gwin obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering before completing the DDS program at the University of Alberta in 2015. She spent three years in private practice in the Edmonton area before returning to graduate school at the University of Washington to specialize in Prosthodontics.
The field of Prosthodontics deals with the replacement of missing teeth and oral tissues with the goal of restoring oral form and function so that patients can comfortably and confidently speak, chew, laugh and smile. Prosthodontists have advanced training in smile esthetics, restorative dentistry, dental implants, full arch prostheses (patients may know these as “All on 4” or “fixed complete dentures”), and removable prosthetics (complete and partial dentures). She provides a range of treatments, from the restoration of single teeth to complex, full-mouth rehabilitations that involve teeth, implants, or a combination of both.
What are complete and partial dentures?
Complete dentures are a type of removable dental prosthetic used to replace all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are typically made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.
Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used to replace one or more missing teeth and are designed to fit in with the remaining natural teeth.
Both complete and partial dentures can benefit a dental patient by improving their ability to chew, speak, and smile, as well as helping to maintain the shape of the face and jaw. Additionally, dentures can also help to prevent remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place.
When should you see a prosthodontist for complete or partial dentures?
A prosthodontist should be consulted for complete or partial dentures when an individual is missing multiple teeth or all of their teeth. They can help design and fit a custom denture that will restore the patient’s ability to chew and speak properly.
Additionally, a prosthodontist can provide ongoing maintenance and adjustments to ensure the denture continues to fit comfortably and function effectively.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Complete or partial dentures can provide a number of benefits for individuals who have lost natural teeth. They can help to restore the ability to chew and speak properly, as well as improve the appearance of the smile.
Dentures can also help to prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting and causing bite issues.
Additionally, they can provide support for the facial muscles and improve overall oral health by preventing the development of issues such as jaw osteoporosis.