Denturists Offer a Variety of Services
Types of Dentures
Well-crafted dentures can restore your smile and allow you to have improved function and quality without compromising comfort. Proper digestion and nutrition are critical to your general health. When you are unable to chew your food effectively because of missing natural teeth, or excessively worn dentures, you should see your denturist for a consultation.
Your denturist will work with you for the best denture that suits your unique circumstances
- Complete Standard Dentures
- Partial Standard Dentures
- Precision Dentures
- Immediate Dentures
- Implant Supported Dentures
Relines & Repairs
Relining consists of adding new base (pink) material to the tissue side of a denture to ensure a snug fit. Your Denturist will need to take an intra-oral impression inside your existing denture to complete the reline.
Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance or address any wear of the denture teeth. Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage) which can be due to:
- Loss of weight
- Loss of teeth
- Loss of bone/tissue
- Disease or illness
Never attempt to repair or alter your dentures yourself. Improperly repaired dentures will not last long, may cause irritation due to the poor fit and can have an adverse effect on your overall health. Repairs may be required when breakage or damage occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear. Often denture teeth and clasps can be added to existing partial dentures when natural teeth are lost.
A proper repair requires addition of new denture base (pink) material to the repair area and may require an intra-oral impression by the Denturist prior to repair. Most repairs can be done in one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may indicate underlying problems associated with the age of the denture, worn teeth or poor fit. Your Denturist is the professional who can repair a broken denture and best explain how to prevent further denture breakage from occurring.
Is a Soft Liner Right For You?
Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals with:
- Chronic soreness
- Severely flattened ridges that do not tolerate the chewing pressure comfortably
- Ridges with prominent or sharp bony areas
Advantages of Soft Liners?
- Greater comfort; many denture wearers report that they can chew food more comfortably
- Patients experience a reduced number of sore spots
- A proven technology, soft liners have been available for over 40 years, and during that time the materials and technology have steadily improved
Soft Liners Considerations
What Causes Tooth Discolouration?
Who Can Benefit from Teeth Whitening?
Almost everyone with natural teeth! However, there are cases where treatment may not be effective. Your Denturist will determine if you are a suitable candidate following a thorough examination. Tooth Whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile. It will not whiten dentures, crown and bridge, composite restorations or natural teeth darkened by trauma, tetracycline or nerve degeneration.
The whitening process is most effective on mildly discoloured teeth. Darker stains take longer to respond or do not respond to whitening treatments. The degree of whiteness will vary from person to person, depending on the structure of the teeth and how long the whitening material is used.
When it comes to sports equipment, mouthguards are essential. They are made of soft plastic and are closely adapted to fit comfortably over your natural teeth. Athletic mouthguards protect your teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. They also protect you from a certain type of concussion.
When should a mouthguard be worn?
What can a Denturist do?
Denturist can fit you with an oral appliance specially designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea.
Oral appliances are small and easy to wear. They weigh only a couple of ounces, which makes them convenient for travel. In addition, they are relatively inexpensive when compared to other alternatives, such as surgery and CPAP (constant positive air pressure) devices. As well, oral appliances are non-invasive and non-surgical. Some medical insurance companies cover the cost of these appliances.
Oral appliances may be available from a specially trained Denturist in your area. Custom fitting is simple and painless.
Check-Ups & Maintenance
Oral Tissue and Jaw Bone
Medical and Dental History
What to expect during your annual visit
- Updating of your dental and medical history
- Intra-oral examination to check for any abnormalities or changes in your oral tissues
- Checking the integrity of your dentures for chips, cracks and worn, loose or missing teeth
- Checking the esthetics, stability and bite
- Discussing options available to you based on your needs
- Reviewing of oral hygiene procedures and denture care
- Cleaning and polishing of your dentures, if required
- Your Denturist can help you achieve and maintain optimum oral health.