Denturists are oral health-care specialists offering a wide range of different types of dentures to satisfy each individual patient’s specific needs. In close consultation with you, I will determine what your specific requirements are and what is required to meet them. Your new dentures will restore your smile, your confidence, but must be compatible with the sensitive tissues of your mouth so proper fitting and craftsmanship is of the utmost importance.
For the average patient, standard dentures fit comfortably and are good for chewing. They are designed using basic tooth shades, shapes and standard quality materials. Some denture patients with oral tissues that have shrunk, those who have an unusual bite, or may need a personalized denture that utilizes premium materials and precision techniques. Premium personalized dentures combine comfort, fit, esthetics, and function to create the most natural smile and provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
We use specialized instruments to record the impressions of your jaws, the specific jaw movements you make, and all of your anatomical information that might affect the fit and function of your new dentures. This is confirmed during a try-in session. We will work together to try to restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles to give you back your natural smile!
A thorough consultation and examination prior to your treatment is very important to ensure a successful result. As a denturist, I am trained to provide you with all of the professional advice you need prior to choosing the denture that best suits your specific needs and lifestyle. When we meet, you will have an excellent opportunity to communicate any of your concerns about your new dentures and be assured you are choosing the right product. At this time it also allows me the opportunity to assess any oral conditions present while addressing your denture needs.
If you’ve been advised that you need an “immediate denture”, or you have made the choice for immediate dentures you may be wondering what they are and how will it be fabricated? The following information will explain the procedure and answer any questions you might have regarding immediate dentures. If you have further questions, please feel free to call us.
We us standard acrylic denture teeth, with average resistance to wear. This type of prosthesis is manufactured with standard Heat Cure conventional acrylics. This results in 8-10 % dimensional shrinkage. This makes it the most basic and the most affordable type of dentures that we offer.
Non-staining composite resin teeth are used. Currently number 1 in hardness, with very high wear resistance. This type of prosthesis is manufactured with Diamond D ultra-impact acrylic. This results in 6% dimensional shrinkage which makes it second-best prosthetic option. Dentures will have increased resistance to cracks and plaque build-up.
In this type of prosthesis we use Phonares II – Nano-hybrid composite denture teeth – the most advanced denture teeth on the market. This type of prosthesis is fabricated using the Ivoclar Injected ltra-impact acrylic which results in less than 1% dimensional shrinkage. You will get the most naturally-looking and precise-fitting denture out of 3 denture options we offer.
The most appropriate prosthesis to replace several, but not all missing teeth. It is very durable, comfortable and rigid, option. It can be designed to add teeth to it in the future which is normally done within a day at our office. We use leading 3-D Scanning and Printing technology to produce the most accurately-fitting metal frames currently available.
We make this prosthesis using metal framework, but the clips that retain the denture in the mouth are made out of clear/pink flexible resin material to blend with your mouth and not show silver clips on your teeth. It is still easy to maintain since it allows teeth to be added to the denture if you lose more and when your gums recede the denture can be relined.
This type of denture is typically fabricated as a temporary/healing denture in the majority of cases. It is retained in the mouth with metal clips/hooks around some teeth present in the mouth. It is not recommended to be use as a long-term solution since it will start hurting your gums when used for prolonged periods of time.
The immediate denture technique avoids the patient no to be in the predicament of being completely without teeth. The procedure involves taking impressions of your natural teeth while they are still present. I am then able to create a denture that is modeled from your natural teeth and also make any necessary modifications you may wish. After your natural teeth have been removed by your dentist, your immediate denture will be inserted. The advantage of this technique is that you avoid having to live without your teeth while you complete the healing process.
They are customized to a patient’s specific requirements. These are usually made to replace one or more teeth. Removable partial dentures restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly.
Due to the timing between teeth extractions and insertion of your new dentures, As we are unable to try the denture in your mouth for fit prior to extracting your teeth certain esthetic compromises may be necessary. This usually does not present any significant problems, and the results are normally quite good. But please note: It is very important that you carefully follow the postoperative instructions of your Denturist or Oral Surgeon.
Denture adjustments may be required as healing occurs. Your oral tissues will recede and so I always recommend a follow-up appointment to check on the fit and to make sure that there are no first signs of infection present in the mouth following the extractions. A temporary liner, or tissue conditioner may be placed in the denture during the next few months due to your bone and gum tissue that will continue to shrink and the denture will become loose. The rate of change will decrease with time — it is a natural occurrence, and is to be expected. After the healing process is complete, either a new permanent full denture will be fabricated or your denture will require to be relined or rebased. This is to ensure that you have the most comfortable fit. I will recommend the option that best meets your particular needs.
Partial dentures may be either tooth-supported or tooth and tissue-supported, with significant differences between these two types of dentures. If this is what is needed I’d be glad to explain them to you. The number of teeth remaining and the position and stability of the adjacent teeth are some of the factors that determine the style or type of partial denture will be best for you.
A variety of different materials that are used to fabricate the partials including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics.
For transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth Acrylic partials are usually used. The metal/acrylic partial, commonly called a “cast partial,” is a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, both of which are ultra thin, light and strong.
For a dual advantage the Flexible thermoplastics is an option. This denture complements the esthetics as well as flexibility. To contribute to a healthy oral environment all partials are designed to be removable and should be removed nightly.
What makes partials more comfortable than ever before? Newer designs, materials and techniques. I would be pleased to discuss with you the many different designs available, some of which have no visible clasps and are virtually undetectable.
Difficulties associated with the experience of missing teeth affects millions of people . Your self-confidence and quality of life can be severely undermined . Often a good solution to missing teeth are partial dentures. They do not harm the remaining natural teeth and may prevent natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a tooth. Partial dentures help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing additional support. Missing teeth can compromise your health, speech, appearance and your eating habits. A partial denture will help you look better, feel better and chew better! When teeth are lost bone loss usually occurs. This can result in the denture becoming loose, may cause difficulty in stabilization of the denture, decreased chewing ability, and deterioration of the jaw structure over time.