Denture Types Offered in Tisdale, SK
There are two common types of denture quality; standard and premium.
“Standard” dentures may fit comfortably and chew well, but are designed for the “average” patient using basic tooth shades and shapes. They are not a low quality denture, but are more basic in design. They are a cost effective alternative. There are low cost dentures out there that are less expensive than standard dentures, but beware of these. Using inferior materials and “cutting corners” when manufacturing them lead to a poor fitting denture that wears out quickly.
“Premium” dentures have more attention paid to how they bite and use sharper and more aggressive back teeth. These dentures also have more time spent on them focusing on how they look. Higher expectations are met, and a more natural appearance is the result.
Did you know that denture teeth vary in quality based on their hardness and appearance? Mold and shade selection add character to each denture and should be selected with the patient’s features in mind. Every denture patient, especially those with oral tissues which have shrunk or those who have unusual jaw relationships (bite) may benefit from a personalized denture that utilizes premium materials and precision techniques.
Remember that no two mouths are the same. With premium personalized dentures, esthetics, comfort, fit, and function combine to allow your smile to look more natural.
Other options when receiving new dentures are: clear palate or clear bases, textured palate, gingival coloring, soft liners, names placed into the acrylic, and implants. These should be discussed with the Denturist early in the stages of fabrication.
Most dentures require 5-7 appointments to be completed. This usually takes 2-3 weeks. Depending on circumstances, these timeframes can change. After the dentures are complete, there is a short adjustment period and the dentures may require “fine tuning”. Other times, they are trouble free after the first or second day. There is no set time limit on the adjustment period and no set number of appointments for adjustments.
The average lifespan of dentures is 8 years, but it is not uncommon to hear of dentures that last well beyond that. We recommend having them checked yearly for wear, cracks, proper fit, and a healthy mouth. Kuny Denture Office in Tisdale offers all of these options for dentures that will work for you.
Kuny Denture Office provides partial dentures. A partial denture will usually replace one or more teeth and will help prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth.
The number of teeth remaining in your mouth and the stability of those teeth are only a few of the factors that help to determine what style or type of partial denture would best fit your needs.
Partials can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics. The metal/acrylic partial—commonly called a cast partial–is usually a more comfortable style of denture, due to its light weight and precise fitting frame. There are multiple designs for one mouth, and often some are more successful than others.
The metal is either a highly bio-compatible chrome cobalt alloy or hypo-allergenic titanium, which are both ultra thin, light and very strong.
The new flexible thermoplastics have the advantage of esthetics and flexibility and are a great choice for those patients who dislike the thought of metal in their mouth or cannot tolerate metal due to allergies. They can be slightly more bulky.
The artificial teeth can be made to match very closely to the natural teeth, making the very difficult to tell them apart.
When the time comes for natural teeth to be removed, there are still things left to consider. One such thing is whether or not to leave the mouth alone to fully recover or to place a denture right away. Here is some information to help you make that decision with Kuny Denture Office.
When a tooth (or teeth) is extracted, the tissue will be sore with or without a denture, but will heal in 3-4 weeks and feel pretty normal again. The bone however, has a hole in it that will take 6-8 months to heal and fill in with new bone. This will cause the bone to shrink. Add to that the likelihood of impaired healing from other underlying health conditions and trauma from daily function, the gums can take up to a year to be considered fully healed. If you plan to allow the gums to heal, having the dentures made prior to allowing full healing may cause the denture to become loose and require one or multiple relines. The alternative option is to have the denture placed right away. In that case, you are looking for an immediate denture.
Immediate dentures can be partials or complete dentures. They are sometimes called starter dentures, 1st time dentures, or transitional dentures (if there is other planned treatment). These are made prior to having any teeth extracted, and are put over your gums right after your natural teeth have been removed. They will act as a hard shelled “band aid” that protect your gums and restrict swelling (similar to leaving your shoe on when you twist your ankle). They can be made to replicate your natural teeth or to have certain cosmetic improvements. They should be worn without interruption for the first 3-4 weeks other than to clean them. After the first month, they should be lined to improve their fit, and again periodically over the course of the first year as required to maintain fit as the gums heal. Liners usually take 15-20 minutes to put in. After the gums are fully healed, we would remove the liners and reline the denture with permanent material that allows you to be without the denture overnight.
It is very important to note that immediate dentures will not function in the same way as natural teeth. They are artificial and removable and will, at times, move when you don’t want them to. In time, you will regain function as you learn how to control them, but it is much easier on you in the beginning if you have realistic expectations. If this concerns you, please discuss this with your denturist in the beginning.