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During a consultation our denturists can tell you more about the high-quality services and advanced technology we offer. If you decide to become one of our patients, we provide a new patient examination to establish your dental needs and how we can improve your well-being and confidence.
Remember once your teeth have been extracted, your gums will slowly and continually shrink throughout your lifetime. Some people’s ridges shrink more than others. Dentures are made to fit your mouth at that point in time, so as your gums shrink, the dentures may loosen. Be sure to have yours checked to see if you require a refitting.
After you get your new dental appliance, you may find your tongue is used to the shape of your previous appliance, impacting your ability to talk. Your speech should return to normal within a few days as your tongue gets familiar with its new environment.
Pain and risk of infection can be lessened with proper care. While tooth extractions/dental implants can be a serious dental procedure, aftercare is just as critical as the procedure itself. The healing will take some time. Please adhere to the instructions provided by your dentist/oral surgeon. If pain or pressure presents, please contact our office at 306-955-3366.
It is crucial patients take detailed care of the area surrounding their new implant.
For the first month of recovery, the dental implant is still integrating with the bone and tissues. A patient’s care routine will be slightly more involved during this initial period.
Above all, do not disturb the wound in the initial days that follow surgery. Avoid rinsing, spitting, and touching the mouth for 24 hours after surgery to avoid contaminating or irritating the surgical site.
Everyone is different, but on average 5 years for standard dentures and 7-10 years for precision dentures. Denture teeth wear down over time from daily use. Talk to your denturist if you find yourself having issues to avoid any damage to your mouth.
Yes! Dental Implants are a permanent solution for loose dentures. Implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the bone of your ridges. Then, your dentures “snap” or “screw” into place, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence with no denture movement.
Several appointments will be made in order to measure and fit your dentures. Multiple “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your denturist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture for a natural and comfortable fit.
- Dentures bring confidence to your smile, whether correcting a whole row or select teeth.
- Improved chewing, speech, and digestion.
- Enhanced smile and facial tissues.
The future of dentures is digital and almost anyone who is a candidate for dentures will appreciate the benefits of digital dentures. An ideal candidate is an individual who has experienced significant tooth loss and still has a sufficient amount of healthy gum tissue and jawbone.
Using the digital files/records from your initial visit, our special 3D denture software designs a micron-precise denture setup. The digital denture models are turned into a 3D printed prototype you can wear temporarily, so you can approve the fit/feel/appearance.
Not only do digital dentures have improved quality, but also often have greatly reduced costs and lead time. The multiple appointment process associated with conventional dentures can, in some cases, be eliminated. Lastly, because your custom fitting denture is stored in a digital format, it can be used in the future if a replacement or duplicate denture is required.
Advancements in technology now allow us to take an impression of your mouth and turn it into a 3-D rendering. Your custom made denture is then created based on 26 anatomical landmarks captured in the impression. A final denture can then be fabricated to precise standards.