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Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into the mouth. Replacing missing teeth will help you improve your appearance and smile. In addition, dentures can help you eat and speak more comfortably. For full and partial dentures in Edmonton, look no further than Schaefer Denture Clinic.
At the family-run Schaefer Denture Clinic in Edmonton, we are dedicated to making sure you receive quality denture care. Whether you need a new set to be made or an existing set repaired, your dentures will be in good hands at our clinic. We are wheelchair-accessible, and all dental plans are accepted. At our clinic, we provide complete, partial, implant, temporary, flipper, precision, and standard dentures. When it comes to denture maintenance, we do relines, rebases, soft liners, repairs, and provide instructions about at-home maintenance. We also do whitening trays.
Call our clinic for more information on any of our denture manufacturing or repair services.
An implant-supported denture is a type of denture that is supported by and attached to implants. Generally, dentures rest on the gums and are not supported by implants. Such dentures are used when a person does not have any teeth in the jaw but implants are supported by the bone in the jaw. These dentures are generally made for the lower jaw because regular dentures are less stable there.
When it comes to implant denture, we have many specialized techniques for fabricating implant dentures and will:
In a few cases, full or partial dentures can be converted into implant dentures. We use a customized, highly wear-resistant tooth to extend the life of the denture as long as possible. But, in most cases, implant-supported or retained dentures are considered the best option.
Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are removable devices used to replace missing teeth. Such dentures are used when all teeth are missing. By using complete dentures, you can restore the function and appearance of your teeth. Generally, complete dentures should be replaced every five years. If you do not get your dentures replaced, wearing the denture in the future will be challenging. During complete denture treatment, we:
All our dental treatments come with three months of free adjustments with after-insert care.
Replacing lost teeth is very important. When teeth are lost and not replaced, the teeth surrounding this empty space begin to shift and move. Generally, shifting teeth to fill the empty space is harder and a costlier process. Partial dentures are an ideal option for patients who desire to replace teeth for functional or aesthetic reasons. Such dentures can help you restore the form and function of your jaw. At our office, our main focus is to keep and work with as many of your natural teeth as possible. Our partial denture procedure is:
Post Denture Care
After deciding to get your natural teeth removed, dentures are not the end of the dental care process. You should:
It is advisable to place a second tissue conditioner for an additional six to eight weeks to allow further healing before the permanent reline. In a few cases, a third and fourth tissue conditioning may be required. After eight to twelve months following extractions, your permanent reline can be done. Due to natural resorption or shrinkage, dentures should be relined within two years. Because of the natural wear and shrinkage of bone, dentures should be replaced after every five years. The time and severity of the healing process may vary from patient to patient, so we do not include tissue conditioner and relines in the price of the dentures.
Once the teeth in the mouth are removed or lost, the bone that is surrounding the teeth changes. The amount of bone you have left indicates how difficult it will be to wear dentures, where more bone allows for a better fit. A healthy tooth or tight-fitting denture will keep the bone nice and healthy, which slows the rate at which bone is lost. Relining is needed when bone and tissues shrinks while changing the fit of your dentures. During the process new base material is added to the tissue side of a denture so that it fits properly. Such a treatment can restore your dentures to a “like new fit” by affecting the fit of your denture and not change its appearance.
Resorption of oral tissue leads to bone and tissue changes that can be because of:
An unhealthy tooth or denture that hasn’t been relined in one to two years causes damage to the gum and bone, which leads to destruction of the underlying bone. Bone changes quite drastically every year or so implying after wearing your denture for one to two years, it will no longer fit as tightly as possible and may cause damage to bone. Even if the dentures are fine, the movement and bone loss may happen on a microscopic level. In every one-two years, relines are covered by insurance companies. They would not cover the treatment if they did not understand the importance. After wearing a denture for around 5 years, the teeth will get so worn down that the whole denture will have to be replaced. Wearing the same denture for over 5 years can cause damage not only to the gums and bone but also to the jaw and facial muscles.