DENTURES DESIGNED FOR COMFORT, FIT AND FUNCTION

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Dentures are removable prostheses made to replace natural teeth. When there are
no remaining teeth a complete denture will restore function and esthetics. If there are some teeth missing and some teeth present, then a partial denture can be used to replacing the missing teeth. Dentures are made of acrylic resin that is molded to fit the gums.

Many patients experience difficulty wearing conventional dentures. The use of dental implants can help improve the stability, retention, comfort and chewing function of dentures.

What are dental implant overdentures?

Many patients experience difficulty wearing conventional dentures. An overdenture is a removable denture that can securely attach to strategically placed dental implants in the upper or lower jaw. Benefits of overdentures include:

  • No need for messy adhesives
  • Confidence that your denture won’t fall out
  • Improved speech and chewing function
  • Can help to prevent bone and gum tissue loss
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BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

A fixed alternative to removable dentures

Teeth in a day or All-on-4 or All-on-6 or All-on-X is a revolutionary treatment concept for
replacing an entire arch of teeth. A full-arch dental implant bridge is screwed to four to
eight dental implants giving you the confidence that your teeth will be fixed in place. No
need to worry about denture sore spots, denture adhesive and coverage of your palate.

Traditionally treatment was completed in phases where teeth were extracted first. After
a few months, dental implants were placed and allowed to heal for several more
months. During this entire healing period a removable complete denture was worn.
With the All-On-X concept it is possible to extract teeth, place dental implants and insert
an interim full-arch acrylic resin fixed bridge within a day. After three to six months, the
definitive full-arch dental implant bridge is inserted.

Our Treatment Process

The process of getting a denture or implant overdenture involves the following steps

Diagnostics
1
Consultation
During this appointment we will examine your head and neck and the anatomy inside your mouth. We will review any complicating factors that might affect the prognosis of your treatment and whether or not you may require any treatment prior to fabricating new dentures. The benefits of dental implants would also be discussed at this stage.
Medical report
2
Impressions
This step utilizes a specialized impression technique that takes your individualized anatomy into account. This is the most critical step of the denture fabrication process and will determine how well your new dentures will feel and fit.
Tooth check
3
Jaw Relation Records
This appointment captures the biting relationship of the upper and lower teeth. Capturing this relationship takes precision, skill and attention to detail. This is also an opportunity to start to envision where to place your teeth to create your smile.
Tooth check
4
Denture Try-in
Trying your dentures inside your mouth is just as important as trying on a new pair of shoes and walking around in them before deciding whether they are the right ones for you. During this appointment we will ensure that the appearance of the teeth is ideal, that the phonetics are correct and that the bite is appropriate.
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Denture Insertion
This is the appointment that you get to take your new dentures home. We will ensure that the fit is correct and ensure adequate comfort and function.

Our Treatment Process

The process of getting a dentures typically involves the following steps:

Diagnostics
1
Impressions And X-rays
We will take detailed impressions of your teeth and gum ridges to create an accurate model. X-rays may also be taken to assess bone levels. This information is used to design and fit your new dentures.
Medical report
2
Denture Fabrication
Using molds, artificial teeth are selected to match your facial features and bite. Gum tissue is then customized from flexible acrylic resin and cured. Teeth are set in place to resemble your natural smile.
Tooth check
3
Fit Appointments
During try-ins, dentures will be gently adjusted until they are perfectly balanced, do not cause sore spots, and allow for clear speech and efficient chewing patterns. Comfort is key.
Tooth check
3
Denture Try-in
Trying your dentures inside your mouth is just as important as trying on a new pair of shoes and walking around in them before deciding whether they are the right ones for you. During this appointment we will ensure that the appearance of the teeth is ideal, that the phonetics are correct and that the bite is appropriate.
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Receiving and Follow-up Care
Once approved, your new dentures are processed. We will provide you with instructions on proper insertion, cleaning techniques, and identifying any issues. Checkups ensure long-term success as jawbone changes over time.
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Experience the difference at Dental Design Concepts

All treatment will be completed by a Prosthodontist. As a specialist in dental prosthetics we do not do fillings, surgery, root canal treatment or orthodontics. Our mindset, clinical practice and time spent on continuing education is dedicated exclusively to prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is our passion.

All restorations are manufactured in our in-house dental laboratory. We limit the number of units completed in our laboratory to ensure that our dental technicians have the time and attention required to fabricate your prostheses to the highest quality. It is our belief that detailed execution and customization can only be achieved in an environment with such intimate collaboration.

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Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROSTHODONTIST AND A DENTURIST?

A denturist is a non-dentist who has taken three years of education at an accredited technical college. Their training is focussed on complete dentures and partial dentures. A denturist is not a dental specialist. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has taken three additional years of post-graduate education at an accredited university in addition to the four years of dental school. Prosthodontists have the medical and technical knowledge to treat patients as a whole. As dental specialists they have a broad depth and diversity of knowledge and skills to restore function not only with dentures but with dental implants, crowns and bridges.

ARE DENTURES PAINFUL?

Dentures should not be painful. When dentures are first inserted into your mouth, there may be areas of discomfort. At the follow-up appointments the areas would be identified and judiciously adjusted until you are comfortable.

HOW LONG WILL DENTURES LAST?

On average a new set of dentures will last approximately five to ten years. This time will vary based on a number of factors including how long these dentures are worn each day, if they are removed at night, what the dentures are biting against and whether there are destructive habits such as nail biting, teeth clenching and teeth grinding.

CAN I EAT ANYTHING WITH DENTURES?

In the majority of cases, no. The chewing efficiency of complete dentures is approximately only 20% of that of natural teeth. The biting force of complete dentures is approximately one sixth that of natural teeth. It is unreasonable to expect your experience with wearing complete dentures to be the same as having a natural teeth. However, the use of dental implants to anchor a denture or support a permanent bridge will significantly improve your comfort and function.

Will dentures slip out when I talk or laugh?

If your dentures are properly extended it is unlikely that it would slip our when talking or laughing. There are a number of reasons that could cause your dentures to come loose. A prosthodontist will critically evaluate the foundation for your denture and inform you of the prognosis of your treatment an additional treatment such as dental implants that may improve your clinical outcome.

WHAT IS THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF ALL-ON-X DENTAL IMPLANTS COMPARED TO DENTURES?

The main advantage of All-On-X implants is comfort and function. Unlike removable dentures, All-On-X provides a fixed solution that screws the full-arch bridge to dental implants. Having a fixed restoration means that there will be no coverage of the palate or bulkiness of plastic in a denture and the gum tissue will not be irritated. Function will be restored essentially back to when you had your natural teeth.

HOW LONG DOES THE ALL-ON-X PROCEDURE TAKE?

The All-On-X procedure can vary in duration depending on individual circumstances. Typically, the surgery takes a few hours and then the interim bridge is inserted. After a healing period of several months the final restoration can be placed.

CAN I EAT NORMALLY WITH ALL-ON-X DENTAL IMPLANTS?

The significant advantage of All-On-X dental implants is the ability to bite into almost anything. You will be able to enjoy a diverse range of foods without restrictions. You will be able to bite into an apple with your front teeth again and not worry about experiencing pain or having the denture fall out.

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