Why a Denturist?
Replacing your teeth is more than trusting someone with your smile. Your appearance and your entire image is at stake. Your denturist is an expert in design and construction, fitting and adjustment of your dentures. A denturist fabricates a denture according to your personal needs and desire. This ensures the quality of care is consistent, custom and personal.
Full & Partial Dentures
Complete dentures replace all missing natural teeth while a partial denture fills in only the spaces created by missing natural teeth and prevents teeth from changing position or from withstanding too much pressure when chewing. Proper care can prolong the lifespan of dentures and contributes to a healthy mouth. An average lifespan of dentures is 5-7 years and they should be assessed annually by your denturist because your mouth is always changing, so your dentures will need adjusting or relining from time to time to make sure they fit well. Poorly fitted dentures may cause denture sores that make oral cancer more difficult to spot.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants are a great solution for people who cannot wear lower dentures and are tired of a continuous ill fitting denture or someone with a severe gag reflex and cannot withstand a full palate on a full upper denture. As you age, the bone continues to resorb, sometimes to the point where the ridge disappears entirely, resulting in ridge underneath for the lower denture to seat upon. Benefits of implants can allow you to eat foods that you have avoided for years.
An immediate denture is an alternative to being without teeth during the initial healing period after you natural teeth have been removed. It is made prior to the extraction of your natural teeth and also acts as a bandage during the healing period to prevent bacteria and food debris from getting into the extraction sites. The benefit of immediate dentures is that you are not without teeth during the healing period, which can take up to 6 months. An immediate denture can be made to replace a single tooth to all your teeth.