At Quinte Denture Clinic, we are known for quality, dedication, and care. This commitment to excellence can be seen in each pair of dentures that we carefully craft and in the perfect fit. We provide a wide range of denture services for a variety of tooth loss issues and a range of budgets, including:
• Implant Retained Dentures
• Full and Partial Dentures
• Immediate Dentures
• Precision Dentures
• Flexible Partials (No Metal Clasps)
• Same Day Relines
• Repairs Soft Liner
• Night Guards
• Denture Cleaning
As an oral health-care specialist, the Denturist offers various types of dentures to satisfy each patient's specific requirements.
Your Denturist, in close consultation with you, will determine what those requirements are and how to meet them. State-of-the-art dentures are able to restore your smile as well as be compatible with the sensitive tissues of your mouth.
STANDARD OR PREMIUM PERSONALIZED DENTURES
Standard dentures may fit comfortably and chew well, but are designed for the average patient using basic tooth shades and shapes. Every denture patient, especially those with oral tissues which have resorbed (shrunk) or those who have unusual jaw relationships (bite) may require a personalized denture that utilizes premium materials and precision techniques. With premium personalized dentures, aesthetics, comfort, fit and function combine to allow your smile to look more natural.
Premium personalized quality dentures instil confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
Through the use of sophisticated instrumentation, from the impressions of your jaws to the specific jaw movements you make, all your facial information is recorded. The Denturist is then able to recreate the character of your smile and restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles. Let your smile shine through!
A removable partial denture is usually made to replace one or more teeth, and is customized to a patient's specific requirements.
Removable partial dentures restore a person's natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly.
Partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth. A partial denture may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. In fact, a partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support.
With a partial denture, you will look better, feel better and chew better!
To avoid the situation of being without teeth, your Denturist will implement the immediate denture technique.
This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. The Denturist is then to fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth, or make any necessary modifications you may wish.
When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is then inserted. In this technique, you have avoided having to go without any teeth while you go through the healing process.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IMMEDIATE DENTURES
Since the Denturist is unable to try-in the denture prior to extracting your teeth, certain aesthetic compromises may be necessary. This doesn't present any significant problems, and the results are normally quite good.
It is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your Denturist or Oral Surgeon very carefully.
As healing occurs, the oral tissues recede so denture adjustments may be required. Follow-up appointments with your Denturists are necessary. To maintain the best fit and comfort, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner may be placed in the denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will probably continue to shrink to some degree; however, the rate of change decreases with time. This is a natural occurrence, which is to be expected. After the healing process is completed, either a new permanent full denture(s) will be made or your denture(s) will be relined or rebased to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.
Rebase Relines and Repairs
Broken, worn or ill-fitting dentures need not always be replaced. In fact, your Denturist can assess very quickly if you're a candidate for a rebase, reline or repair. In the case of repairs, your Denturist can often offer same-day service.
Rebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. It is a process of retrofitting dentures by replacing the entire acrylic denture base with new acrylic, which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
This consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. Your Denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture.
Relining affects only the fit of your denture and will not change the appearance.
Relines are required when tissue changes occur due to resorption (shrinkage). This can be due to:
• Loss of Weight
• Loss of Teeth
• Loss of Bone
• Disease or Iillness
In most cases, your Denturist can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, or when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction).
Most repairs can easily be done in one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit. Your Denturist is the professional who can best explain how to prevent denture breakage from occurring.
The Soft Liner
IS A SOFT LINER RIGHT FOR YOU?
Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals with:
• Severely receded or flat gums that do not tolerate the stress of dentures
• Chronic soreness
• Gums with prominent or sharp bony areas
ADVANTAGES OF SOFT LINERS
• Greater comfort (a significant number of denture wearers with chronic discomfort have experienced great relief)
• Clinical evidence indicates that almost everyone tolerates soft liner materials
• With soft liners, many dentures wearers report that they can chew food more comfortably
• A proven technology, soft liners have been offered to patients for over 20 years, and over that time the materials and technology have steadily improved
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WITH SOFT LINERS
• Greater consideration in the use of proper cleaners and good home care must be given to soft liners
• Soft liners require regular follow-up visits with a Denturist to examine the fit of dentures, the health of a patient's oral tissues, and to ensure professional cleaning.
Your dentures are important to the way you look and feel. That's why it's important to maintain dentures and ensure they perform at their optimum so you can perform at your best.
A regular check-up with your Denturist is the most effective way for your and your dentures to get the care and attention you both deserve.
WHY IS A RECARE APPOINTMENT NECESSARY?
TISSUES AND BONE
Over time, your mouth goes through considerable changes. Tissue shrinkage and loss of underlying bone (resorptin) on which your dentures rest will occur. Since your dentures do not change, they may no longer fit like they once did.
Having an annual oral exam may prevent or help detect the existence of oral cancer or other abnormal conditions.
MEDICAL OR DENTAL HISTORY
Updating both medical and dental history is an important step towards quality denture treatment.
FIT AND BITE OF YOUR EXISTING DENTURE
Worn out dentures can cause improper fit and bite which can lead to other problems. They can also cause changes in your ability to bite, your speech and your appearance.
THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR DENTURES
Your Denturist will check for cracks, chips, scratches, and worn or loose teeth.
Through the use of a custom-made delivery system and the latest in teeth-whitening technology, you can have whiter and brighter teeth.
Teeth whitening is a simple and effective process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. The system uses a peroxide-based gel retained in a custom-fitted appliance that is worn over your teeth. It can be used during the day or while you sleep.
Results are usually seen following the first night. The best results generally occur when the process is continued for 10 to 14 nights.
Teeth will always be lighter than they were. However, some patients may need periodic re-whitening for one or two nights, every four to six months.
Athletic mouth guards are made of soft plastic. They are adapted to fit comfortably over the upper teeth.
Mouth guards are important because the average cost of dental treatment over a lifetime for one tooth lost is approximately $5,000. When it comes to sports equipment, mouth guards are a priority. They protect not only the teeth, but the lips, cheeks, and tongue. They also help protect a person from concussions and jaw fractures.
Implant Retained Dentures
WHAT CAN A DENTURIST DO?
The preferred method of tooth replacement is the dental implant. In short, dental implants are a substitute for tooth roots, and form a stable foundation for permanent replacement of teeth. They also act as a support for full and partial dentures, since the implants integrate with the bone to act as an anchor for the replacement teeth.
Dental implants can also help preserve the bone by providing stimulation that was previously provided by the natural tooth root system. This helps to maintain the integrity of your facial structure.
Dental implants are the closest possible replacement for natural teeth, and the best way to restore your natural smile. The cost of these implants has become very affordable. Ask your Denturist about how dental implants might be the right solution for you.
WHY ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS A GOOD CHOICE?
Implant retained dentures are more stable and “real” feeling than most types of dentures. Implants are a proven restoration option with a long, clinical history and an excellent success rate.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Many patients who have chosen implant supported teeth report they are happy and comfortable for the first time since the loss of their natural teeth.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
• Improved Oral Health, Ability to Eat, Appearance and Self-esteem
• Increased Denture Comfort
• Denture Stability is Increased
• Help Prevent Bone Loss
• Resorption of Tissue is Reduced
Your mouth is restored to a natural state which allows superior long-term aesthetics, enhancing the beauty of your natural smile and quality of life.