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Dentures

DENTURES

When some or all of the teeth are missing the most economical solution is either a partial or complete denture. There are many different types of dentures available. Recommendations are made to best meet the individual's needs.


Partial dentures

When there are some viable remaining teeth a partial denture is recommended. These remaining teeth will attach to the partial denture helping it stay firmly in place. The first step in receiving a partial denture is a consultation with Dr. MacLean so that you can choose a type that fits your budget, dental needs and esthetic wishes. After this consultation an impression is taken and usually a custom tray is made that specifically fits your mouth. A second appointment is then required where the teeth are prepared for the partial denture, a second more accurate impression is taken, and a wax rim is adjusted to fit your specific bite. At this time tooth shape, size, and colour will be discussed so that we can deliver a partial with your desired esthetics. A third appointment is scheduled where the fit of the partial denture and the esthetics are checked. Changes can be made at this stage as the teeth are set in wax. If everything looks good the partial denture is sent back to the lab for final processing and is delivered at the next appointment.

*This is a typical schedule for the fabrication of a partial denture, however more simple cases may require only one impression and appointment before the final delivery.

Complete dentures

When all the teeth are missing the most economical option is a complete denture. For the fabrication of a complete denture an impression is taken and custom tray is made that specifically fits your mouth. A second appointment is required where a more accurate impression is taken and a wax rim is adjusted to fit your specific bite. At this time tooth shape, size, and color will be discussed so that we can deliver a complete denture with your desired esthetics appearance. A third appointment is scheduled where the fit of the complete denture and the esthetics are checked. Changes can be made at this stage as the teeth are set in wax. If everything looks perfect the complete denture is sent back to the lab for its final processing and is delivered at the next and final appointment.

*Immediate complete and partial dentures are are an option when the patient does not wish to go without a denture once extractions have been completed. In these situations the denture is delivered on the same day as the extractions.

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