If some or all of your natural teeth are missing, consider dentures as an option for restoring your smile. At The Denture Clinic, we offer complete dentures, immediate dentures, partial dentures and precision dentures in Victoria, BC.
Complete upper and/or lower dentures designed for edentulous arches (where no teeth are present). If you want to get more information about the procedures performed at our clinic or would like our denturist to go over your denture needs with you, feel free to give us a call and our receptionist will be happy to book you in for a free, no commitment consultation. Our denturist will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Immediate Dentures – Never Be Without Teeth!
When complete extractions of your remaining teeth become unavoidable, an immediate denture is a solution. This process will help you avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of being without teeth. 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 a working model for the construction of your new dentures.
Dentures Ready when Teeth Are Extracted
From your models, the denturist is able to copy and construct a denture, duplicating your original teeth with improvements to your appearance, if you so wish. At your extraction appointment, your immediate dentures are inserted so that you have teeth during your healing period.
Denturists in most cases have no way of trying the denture(s) in before your extractions are completed. In some cases, esthetic compromises may have to be made in favor of structural integrity or limited space. During the healing period, postoperative instruction from the surgeon and denturist must be followed carefully.
Check-Ups Are Important
Your gums and bone will recede to a much smaller size because of the tooth sockets closing. Regular check-ups and maintenance 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.
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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 at The Denture Clinic concerning the benefits of an immediate denture.
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 acrylic. The design process involved in creating a removable partial (denture) is specific to the patient’s needs.
At The Denture Clinic, we make every effort 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 chewing places a strain on the remaining teeth during eating. Partial dentures in Victoria, BC are designed so that the chewing forces can be distributed evenly over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues. Design modifications to your remaining teeth may be required to help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are considered structurally stronger, thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are usually recommended as a transitional or temporary partial. Your denturist will determine the appropriate treatment plan and the appropriate partial for you.
Removable Partial Denture Benefits
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 and will add enjoyment to your life.
What Is a Personalized Precision Denture?
A personalized precision denture is made to suit each person’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.
Precision Dentures Fit Your Look
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 color are noted. The teeth are set to produce a pleasing smile.
Tailored Especially to You
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 to ensure precise outcome. Precision dentures in Victoria, BC provide excellent function, fit, comfort and appearance.
If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with one of our denturists at The Denture Clinic, please call us today.