Whether you’re missing one, or all of your natural teeth, the experienced denturists at Ellerslie Road Denture Clinic offer a comprehensive range of services that ensure comfortable, attractive and functional teeth for years to come. From our stress-free office setting to our mobile service, we provide fixed dentures for Edmonton residents with a personalized touch. Our services include:
Types of Dentures
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants provide additional support for your existing partial or full dentures, alleviating uncomfortable movement. In many cases, implants minimize gum irritation and pain often associated with these removable partials or conventional full dentures.
Dental Implants are small titanium fixtures which are surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. They replace the root of your missing tooth and provide an anchor for you dental prosthesis (partial or full dentures).
Partial dentures are used when patients are only missing some of their natural teeth. The missing teeth are set onto either a metal or titanium framework which “clips” or attaches to the adjacent natural teeth. The denture is removable to assist in cleaning, brushing and flossing. These days the “clips” can either be made in metal or in tooth colour plastic to disguise them a bit better. It is also possible to make a permanent partial denture with no metal work at all.
Dentures can be a benefit to you whether you are missing all or just a few of your natural teeth. Your new dentures can be made to resemble your own natural teeth so that there is little change in your appearance. The dentures may even improve your look by giving you a more confident smile and help fill out the appearance of your face and profile.
There are three main types of dentures, the standard dentures, equilibrated dentures and the immediate dentures.
Both the standard and equilibrated dentures are made and inserted after the remaining teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed.
The standard denture is the least costly of the two and its durability is minimal, therefore only lasting 3-5 years. It does not have any warranty.
The equilibrated denture is far more superior; more actual in size and measurements, much more durable and can last up to 10 years. It does come with a 5-year warranty on the structure of the teeth.
Immediate dentures are made before the natural teeth are removed but not inserted until after the removal of the remaining teeth. The denturist will have had minimal opportunity to take jaw measurements prior to the dentures being made. Immediate dentures have an obvious advantage that you don’t have to be without teeth for any time period. However, since healing may affect the fit of immediate dentures, they may require further adjustment to fit properly.
Getting Used to Dentures
Learning to wear your new dentures can take some time and patience. Even the best-fitting denture may feel awkward at first.
Common challenges with dentures:
Initially, you may want to eat only soft foods and liquids. You may also want to avoid sticky, crusty or hard foods. Cutting the food into small bite-size pieces is also a good idea. As you become accustomed to chewing, you will gradually return to your normal diet.
If you choose an immediate denture, there will be anywhere from one to more follow-up appointments.
Caring for Dentures
Dentures are delicate and can break easily. It is recommended that you do the following to care for them: