The preferred method of tooth replacement is the dental implant. Implants replace missing tooth roots, and help develop a stable foundation for dentures. Implant dentures are placed within the jaw using a gentle surgical procedure. After a few weeks, the jaw forms a bond with the implants, providing a solid base to attach dentures.
Precision or BPS dentures are removal appliances that can replace all of your missing teeth and restore your smile with durable, life like looking teeth. For individuals who require/expect better functioning and better looking dentures, this is achieved with specialized training. With sophisticated instrumentation, all of your facial information is recorded in order to recreate the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles.
Quality Ivoclar denture teeth are used to reflect light through several layers that mimic natural teeth. The quality of the teeth resists wear, chipping and staining.
State of the art equipment is also used to fabricate the dentures. The Ivocap Injection System compensates for the shrinkage of conventional dentures. This will ensure a great fit that is more comfortable and will enhance eating and speech.
A series of appointments are needed to fabricate your custom/precision dentures. This is achieved in our on-site lab. These dentures can be made to resemble what your natural teeth once were, or with patient/practitioner discussion, this can be done to achieve your perfect smile.
BPS dentures are the standard for esthetics, comfort, fit, and function. Ask your denture specialist for more information.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and restore your smile. They are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. They should not be considered a substitute for your natural teeth, but think of them as making it a great alternative to having no teeth. It is easier to eat and speak than without having any teeth. Standard dentures for some may fit comfortable and chew well, if supported by ample bone structure. A series of appointments is needed to fabricate your custom fit dentures. In our on-site lab, dentures are made to resemble natural teeth, or can be made to improve the look of your smile.
Prior to extractions, your Denturist will take impressions and specific measurements of your existing oral situation. Together, with your Denturist, you may determine the size, shape and colour (shade) of the teeth to be used (as well as other esthetic considerations) for your new dentures. The finished immediate denture (also known as an immediate placement denture) is inserted immediately after your tooth or teeth have been extracted, usually while your mouth is still frozen with local anesthetic.
Partial dentures are also called “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials.” They may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself, for cleaning and at night.
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.
It is critical to maintain your dentures to ensure maximum comfort, chewing efficiency and appearance. An annual checkup is an opportunity to identify problems and possibly save you money and trouble in the future. An annual recare/recall appointment is important to ensure the following possible concerns are examined by your Denturist.
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