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When you visit West Coast Denture Clinic for your complimentary consultation, a denture specialist will perform a preliminary oral exam, assess your current situation, and listen to your concerns and denture needs. You will be educated on your treatment options, treatment costs, procedures involved, and materials used. If you need to see a dentist, oral surgeon, or implant specialist, we will be happy to refer you to one. We accept all dental plans and will be happy to provide any assistance required to file your insurance claim.


Precision Complete
Dentures

Immediate Dentures

Partial Dentures

Denture Over
Implants

 

Precision Complete Dentures

A personalized precision denture is made to suit each person's individual looks and needs using additional measurements of the face and jaw. This assures a more precise-functioning and natural-looking denture.

Your prosthesis is fabricated to match your age, complexion, and facial features. Considerations such as the shape of your jaw line, facial contour, lips, and eyes are noted. The teeth are set to produce a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing smile.

Premium quality teeth and acrylic are used in the construction of your dentures to insure a definitive outcome of the highest quality in both function and aesthetics.

A precision denture provides excellent function, fit, comfort, and appearance.

 

Advantages of Precision Dentures

  • Comfort - reduced irritation to the gums, requires fewer adjustments, and easier to adapt to
  • Strength - extremely dense material reduces the chance of breakage
  • Cleanliness - non-porous surface greatly reduces odour-causing plaque and bacteria
  • Fit - non-irritating and comfortable to wear
  • Health - eat virtually any food
  • Esthetics - natural-looking so you can smile, speak, and laugh with confidence
  • Bio-compatibility - will not distort taste, stain, or collect odours or irritating bacteria. The result is a better fitting, more comfortable denture that requires fewer adjustments

BPS Certified Centre

BPS (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) premium quality dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking and laughing. With sophisticated instrumentation, all your facial information is recorded to recreate the character of your smile and restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles.

Premium BPS Ivoclar teeth are used to reflect light through several layers that mimic natural teeth. The materials resist wear, chipping and staining, and are made from high quality cross-linked acrylic and porcelain.

State-of-the-art equipment is used to form the denture base which ensures a tight and more comfortable fit that will enhance eating and speech.

For more information on BPS dentures click here

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Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are a treatment option for individuals whose remaining teeth are due for extractions. Details on treatment options, procedures involved, materials used, and post-care (denture maintainance and education) is thoroughly discussed during the consultation appointment. Depending on your individual needs, two options are available:

  1. Immediate Denture
    • Immediate Dentures are placed in the mouth immediately after extractions to avoid being completely without teeth for an extended period of time. The denturist will perform several procedures and fabricate the dentures prior to the extraction date. The denturist will also take appropriate measurements to create a natural looking smile. The dentist then will insert the dentures immediately after the last tooth is extracted.
    • A 24 hour check up appointment is scheduled at West Coast Denture Clinic after the extraction date, where the denturist will perform an oral exam.

  2. Post-immediate Dentures
    • Post-immediate dentures are made after your teeth are extracted (usually a minimum of 4 weeks after the extraction date). As the patient has had some time to allow his/her gums to heal, and the bone to settle (resorped or shrinks in size). The denturist can construct the dentures with more accuracy and detail.

Whether immediate or post-immediate dentures is your treatment option, after your teeth are extracted, your mouth will undergo many changes. As your gums heal and bone resorbs, every 3-4 weeks, the denturist will place a soft temporary liner in your dentures to ensure a tight and comfortable fit. It is expected that several adjustments will be needed. After 8 months to a year (once gums and bone have stabilized) a permanent reline can then be performed.

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Partial Dentures

A removeable partial denture is a prosthesis used to replace single or multiple missing natural teeth. By filling in the spaces created by missing teeth, you will not only be able to chew your meals better, but also help preserve your remaining teeth (from drifting into the empty spaces), surrounding bone and gums, and restore a person's natural appearance.

Cast

  • Traditionally made from chromium metal frameworks
  • Designed specifically to meet patients need (optimize comfort, fit and esthetics)
  • Strong and reduced chance of breakage
 

Acrylic

  • Denture base is made of acrylic resin
 

Valplast

  • Valplast is a flexible denture base resin that offers the benefits of superior esthetics, comfort, function and bio-compatibility. Valplast allows your patient's natural tissue tone to appear through the material, blending naturally with the tissue tone and replacing metal clasps
 

Tooth-coloured Clasps

  • The traditional cast removeable partial denture with tooth colored clasps is available to obtain a more natural looking smile

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Denture Over Implants

Approximately 21% of all Canadians are completely or partially edentulous - missing some or all of their teeth. This is a common condition. Nevertheless, the gum resorption that results from wearing a Complete Denture all too often is a source of discomfort for the patient. Consider just the difficulty involved in chewing or the abrasion that develops as the loose denture rubs against the gum. The denture wearers' quality of life can be greatly affected. Fortunately, oral implantology has advanced to remedy major problems resulting from someone losing their teeth and significant bone loss. For over 40 years, dental implants have offered a way of replacing teeth completely and long-term.

When wearing a regular denture your biting force is greatly reduced, with implants your biting force could be up to 100%, just like having natural teeth. Dental implants replace one or more lost teeth or hold dentures securely in the mouth. The implant takes over the function of the tooth root thus acts like post for the denture. Dental implants are becoming ever more popular because of the convincing success rate of over 98%.

 

Some commonly asked questions:

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are pure biocompatible titanium devices that are placed into the jawbone. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base for artificial tooth placement. Implants can secure from one tooth (crown) to several teeth replacing a full upper or lower denture. Dental implants are usually performed under local anesthesia by a dental surgeon specializing in implantology.

Benefits of dental implants?

Patients with implants have stated that they eat better, are more comfortable when they eat, and don't have to use denture adhesive to retain their dentures. They also say that they can talk and laugh without feeling self-conscious and without fear of their dentures slipping out. All these improvements make people with dentures feel better about themselves, increasing their self confidence and live carefree lifestyles.

Some of the benefits of implants include the following:

  • Stability during eating
  • Increased preservation of bone
  • Decreased gum tissue shrinkage
  • Less food seepage under the denture
  • Superior esthetics
  • Social interactions accomplished with confidence
  • A feeling close to that of your natural teeth
  • Dietary nutritional benefits (can digest your food better)

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants can be the optimal solution for all age groups. Candidates include anyone in reasonable health who:

  • want to replace missing teeth
  • are dissatisfied with their present denture
  • anyone who would like to eat better and with more comfort (eat all foods, i.e.bite into an apple)
  • smile more frequently and feel more secure when they talk and laugh

A detailed examination can be done by our denturist and oral surgeon to determine whether implants are the ideal treament option for you.

How much does it cost?

Dental implants are tax deductible and dentures over implants often are covered by all major dental insurance provides.

Depending upon your individual needs, dental implants range from $1,800 to $2,600 per implant. The denturist and oral surgeon will be able to inform you of the total cost of the implants and dentures at your initial consultation.

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions

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