Your Choice of Denture Type in the Victoria Area

Partial Dentures

Depending on the teeth remaining in your oral cavity, partial dentures may be completely tooth supported, tissue/tooth supported, and implant/tissue supported. Partial dentures can be constructed out of a metal and acrylic composition, or completely out of acrylic. The design process involved in creating a removable partial denture is specific to the patient’s needs.

Every effort is made to design a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral structures. When a partial denture is designed, the denturist acknowledges that the process of chewing places a strain on the remaining teeth during eating. Partial dentures are designed with this in mind, so that the chewing forces can be distributed evenly over the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Design modifications to your remaining teeth may be required to help equalize these forces.

Metal partials are considered stronger structurally, as well as thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are usually recommended as a transitional or temporary measure. Your denturist will determine the appropriate treatment plan and the appropriate partial type for you.

Some Benefits of a Removable Partial Denture:
A removable partial denture may help preserve the natural tooth placement of your existing teeth. They ensure proper chewing and digestion by thoroughly grinding your food. A properly designed partial denture will assist in support of your existing teeth. A removable partial denture will add enjoyment to your life.

Precision Dentures

A personalized precision denture is made to suit each patient’s individual looks and needs, using additional measurements of your face and jaw. Additional measurements assure a more precise function in relation to the movements of your jaw.

Your prosthesis is handcrafted to match your age, complexion and facial features. Considerations such as the shape of your jaw line, lips, eyes, eyeglasses and hair colour are noted. The teeth are set in such a way to produce a pleasing smile. Additional procedures are incorporated in the construction of your denture to closely mimic the movements of your jaw.

High quality teeth are used in the construction of your dentures in order to ensure a definitive outcome of the highest quality. A precision denture provides excellent function, fit, comfort and appearance.

Immediate Dentures

When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is the solution. Your denturist will initiate this procedure before your teeth are extracted. An impression is made of your existing teeth and gums prior to the extraction surgery and is used as working models for the construction of your new dentures. From your models the denturist is able to copy and construct a denture, duplicating your original teeth with improvements to your appearance. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted avoiding the inconvenience and embarrassment of having no teeth during your healing period.

What You Should Know about Immediate Dentures:
Denturists in most cases have no way of trying the denture(s) before your extractions are completed. In some cases, esthetic compromises may have to be made in favour of structural integrity or limited space. During the healing period, postoperative instruction from the Surgeon and Denturist must be followed carefully. Your gums and bone recede to a much smaller size, because of the closing of the tooth sockets. Regular check-ups and maintenance in order to ensure ideal healing are required. Temporary linings or tissue conditioners will be required to ensure a positive fit. This procedure may be repeated a number of times based on your physiological rate of healing. At the completion of the healing period, a permanent reline or a new denture may be constructed to ensure a comfortable and an exact fit.

Your denturist will advise you of the procedure that best meets your specific needs. Temporary liners, tissue conditioner and relines are additional services requiring payment beyond the service of manufacturing the immediate denture(s). Consult your denturist concerning the benefits of an immediate denture.