How long will it take to make my new dentures?
It generally takes 4 to 6 weeks to make new dentures, or one custom fitting per week. However, we can usually accommodate emergency rush cases in less time, if necessary. Your smile is very important to us, and Confident Smiles Implant Denture Solutions only does quality, custom work to meet each individual patient’s needs.
Your appointments generally go as follows:
Moulds of your mouth will be taken. This is the foundation for creating your new smile.
This appointment enables us to establish your jaw relationship, and gives us a guide for where your teeth should be. We will also choose a tooth shade/colour and discuss any suggestions or requests you may have regarding your desired appearance.
Try in or “Preview”
You will try in your new teeth during this appointment. At this stage, the teeth will still be in wax and we will be able to make any adjustments or changes before finishing the final product, if need be. We will also check your bite. Once you approve the appearance, we will proceed to the “finish” appointment. If any changes need to be made, you will be booked to come back for a retry appointment. We will not finish your dentures until you have approved the appearance.
You will wear your new dentures home! At this appointment, we will fit you with your new teeth and you will be given a post-care package complete with cleaning, maintenance and post-care instructions.
We like to see you back one week later to check how you’re managing with your new teeth. Quite often new dentures will need some adjusting and it is not uncommon to have a few sore spots or tenderness. It is very important that you come back for this appointment so that we can ensure your comfort and wellbeing.
Depending on your chosen treatment, you may require fewer or more appointments. Once you’ve decided on your treatment, your denturist will inform you of the number of appointments you will require. Appointments generally take anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour depending on the procedure. Confident Smiles Implant Denture Solutions will notify you when you are due for your annual rec-are and/or reline appointments.
What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
Complete dentures are for people who have lost all of their natural teeth or have lost all of their natural teeth in one arch/jaw.
Partial dentures are for people who are missing one or more teeth, and only need to replace the teeth that have been lost.
What is the difference between a standard and precision denture?
Denture materials can vary in quality and selection. Denture teeth come in a wide variety of shapes, moulds, shades and varying degrees of hardness. A standard denture is a basic conventional denture made using standard materials with limited basic tooth shapes (moulds) and shades (colours); standard denture teeth tend to wear down at a faster rate and need to be replaced more often than precision denture teeth.
Precision or premium dentures are made using high-quality materials, in combination with additional techniques and procedures that are not included with standard dentures. Precision teeth offer an extensive range of shapes and shades designed and created to appear more like natural teeth. At Confident Smiles Implant Denture Solutions, we offer our patients BPS® (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) premium dentures. This Biofunctional Prosthetic System, or BPS®, uses specific techniques, procedures and high-quality materials to create natural, lifelike premium quality dentures that provide our patients with optimal fit, function and appearance.
The benefits of BPS® Precision Dentures are:
Comfort: reduced irritation to the gums
Strength: extremely dense material, reduces incidence of breakage
Cleanliness: non-porous surface greatly lessens odour-causing plaque and bacteria
Fit: non-irritating and comfortable to wear; no denture adhesive required
Health: more accurate fit allows you to eat virtually any foods
Esthetics: customized and natural looking so you can smile, speak and laugh with confidence
Bio-compatible: will not distort taste, stain, collect odours or irritating bacteria
Because everyone’s mouth is different, the type of denture you choose should best reflect your individual needs. Precision crafted dentures focus more on procedures and techniques used during fabrication and are finished with high quality teeth that give a natural appearance. Precision dentures require specific instrumentation designed to focus on analyzing bite registration and jaw relationships in order to maximize function and provide a more stable fit.
If you’d like to learn more about the difference between precision and standard denture options, please call 905-453-3393 to book your complimentary consultation today!
How many dental implants do I need for the lower jaw?
Everyone’s experience is different. It all depends on the shape of your lower ridge and the bone level. To retain a complete lower denture, you need a minimum of 2 dental implants. However, 3 - 4 implants are recommended to achieve maximum stability.
Do implants last long?
Yes, dental implants are long-lasting if you keep up with regular cleanings and visits to the denturist to change the plastic rings inside the dentures, which help retain the dentures in place.