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Full and Partial Dentures, Repairs, Relines and Implants in Edmonton

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.

Implant-supported Dentures

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:

  • Work closely with dentists who specialize in dental implants
  • Refer you to a team of dentists for a free consultation
  • Educate you in follow-up care and hygiene for dental implants
  • Talk about your best options for dental implants 
  • Help you understand various types of implants in dentistry

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

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:

  • Do a comprehensive exam to ensure the tissue and gums are healthy and free of aggravation
  • Assess the level of bone left under the gums and plan our treatment accordingly
  • Take two types of impressions to ensure the denture fits as accurately as possible
  • Record custom bite and jaw relations for the patient
  • Select teeth according to the patient’s needs as we have hundreds of combinations of colour, shape and quality to choose from
  • Give chance to every patient to look at the teeth and decide whether any changes are required before we proceed to finish the denture
  • Ensure that you are satisfied with the look and fit of your dentures

All our dental treatments come with three months of free adjustments with after-insert care.

Partial Dentures

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:

  • We work with several dentists who can confirm whether the teeth are healthy enough to withstand a partial denture.
  • Using the natural teeth, we can design a metal frame that will be the skeleton of the denture.
  • To design the metal frame, we will carefully examine the shape and size of the teeth.
  • Using the anatomy of the teeth, we can design a partial that fits your mouth very specifically.
  • We work closely with a casting lab to ensure the frame fits healthy and passively.
  • You can count on us to use a high-quality tooth with a very natural look to match the teeth of your mouth.
  • Our team will ensure that the colour of the denture teeth matches with your natural teeth.
  • We use high-impact acrylic to ensure the denture fits accurately and is as strong as possible.

Post Denture Care

After deciding to get your natural teeth removed, dentures are not the end of the dental care process. You should:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene by visiting your dental professional regularly.
  • Remove and clean your immediate dentures after 24-hour extractions.
  • Avoid swishing or sucking in the first 48 hours after extraction as the blood clotting in the sockets is important for the healing process.
  • Begin rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water solution after 48 hours. Rinsing will promote healing and reduce the likelihood of infection. The salt water solution will have one teaspoon (5ml) of salt and 1 cup of warm water.
  • Let your extraction sites heal sufficiently within one to six weeks to allow placement of your first temporary liner, called a tissue conditioner. Once your mouth heals, the bone under the gum changes very quickly because of which the dentures become loose. A loose denture may cause damage and soreness to the gums and underlying bone.
  • Understand that tissue conditioners are temporary and allow the dentures to fit tightly again, which will continue to promote the healing of the gum and bone.

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.

Relines

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:
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of teeth
  • Bone loss in upper or lower jaw
  • Illness
  • General physiological aging


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.

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Schaefer Denture Clinic

Compass Place, #100, 10054 112 St. NW

Edmonton, AB, T5K 1L9

Phone: 
780-488-7777

Fax: 

780-454-2874

Email:

schaeferdentureclinic@shawbiz.ca

HOURS

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday: By request

SERVICE AREA

Edmonton and surrounding areas

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