At Elliot Lake Denture Centre you can have your custom dentures fabricated by our denturist Tim. His expertise in fabricating dentures will help you achieve your new custom smile.
Dentures at Elliot Lake Dental Centre
Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth. If an accident, dental decay or gum disease has left you with some healthy teeth or none at all, your dentist might suggest dentures as one option to replace your missing teeth.
There are 2 types of dentures: complete and partial. For both types of dentures the dentist/denturist makes a model of your teeth by taking impressions. The models are used to custom-design your dentures.
Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as "a plate or false teeth." They are also called “full dentures” and are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures come in and out of your mouth as needed and they are held in place by suction. They may cause soreness at first and take some time to adjust. There are two types of complete dentures: immediate dentures and conventional dentures.
Immediate dentures are fabricated prior to tooth removal. Our denturist takes measurements and makes models of your jaws during your first visit. When your teeth are extracted by Dr. Haas, he can then immediately insert the immediate dentures. The benefit of immediate dentures is that you are not without teeth during the healing period, which may take up to 6 months. During the healing period, your bones and gums can shrink and your immediate dentures may need to be relined by our denturist for a proper fit.
Conventional dentures are fabricated and inserted after
your teeth have been extracted and the gums and jaw
tissues have healed. This is what we typically see with
patients who are already denture wearers and are looking
for a new set of teeth.
Partial dentures are also called “removable partial
denture” or “partials." These dentures are used when just
one or a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made
up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps
that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial
denture out yourself for cleaning and at night.
Elliot Lake Denture Centre offers all denture services including
*Full, partial and immediate dentures
*Implant supported dentures
*Follow-up visits and adjustments
*On site lab
If you are looking for options to replace missing teeth call Elliot Lake Dental Centre to set up an appointment to discuss tooth replacement with dentures (705)848-6885 or contact us.