From perfectly fitting dentures to anti-snoring appliances, visiting a Denturist can mean improving your smile or your sleep quality. At Niagara Denture Clinic, we are ready to help you find the proper equipment for you. Our Niagara Falls clinic has two experienced Denturists to help you restore cracked or broken dentures, or to protect your teeth from possible sports accidents.
When you visit a denturist, he or she will consult with you about your specific needs to determine the right treatment for you and your situation. Niagara Denture Clinic offers the following treatments at our clinic:
The Greek word apnea literally means “without breath”. There are three types of apnea: obstructive, central and mixed. Of the three, obstructive is the most common.
Severe sleep apnea can result in serious complications, including high blood pressure, heart rhythm disturbances, and even heart failure. Patients with sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in automobile accidents. In addition, accidents associated with drowsiness are more often fatal.
A Denturist can fit you with an oral appliance specially designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea. Oral appliances are small and easy to wear. They weigh only a couple of ounces, which makes them convenient for travel. In addition, they are relatively inexpensive when compared to other alternatives such as surgery and CPAP (constant positive air pressure) devices. As well, oral appliances are non-invasive and non-surgical.
Standard dentures may fit comfortably and chew well, but they are designed for the average patient using basic tooth shades and shapes. Every denture patient, especially those with oral tissues which have resorbed (shrunk) or those who have unusual jaw relationships (bite), may require a personalized denture that utilizes premium materials and precision techniques. With premium personalized dentures, aesthetics, comfort, fit and function combine to allow your smile to look more natural.
Premium, personalized dentures instil confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking or laughing.
Through the use of sophisticated instrumentation, from the impressions of your jaws to the specific jaw movements you make, all your facial information is recorded. Your denturist is then able to recreate the character of your smile and restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles. Let your smile shine through!
To avoid the situation of being without teeth, your denturist will implement the immediate denture technique. This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. Your denturist is then able to fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth, or make any necessary modifications you may wish.
When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is then inserted. With this technique, you avoid having to go without any teeth while you go through the healing process.
Meet with one of the denturists at Niagara Denture Clinic, and he or she will recommend the option that best meets your particular needs.
One of the best ways to retain a full or partial denture is through dental implants. Although your denturist cannot place implants, he/she can design and fit the prosthetics for them, suggest a surgeon to place them and coordinate the entire treatment plan. In short, dental implants are a substitute for tooth roots, and they form a stable foundation to retain or even support a denture.
People should wear a mouth guard whenever they are involved in an activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, and even gymnastics. We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous sports for teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.
Whatever your age or sport, mouth guards are an important part of sports safety and your exercise routine. Do what you can to protect your smile and preserve your health. Ensure that you have a properly fitted mouth guard made by a professional.
Rebasing is usually done when the denture teeth have not worn out in comparison to the denture-base material. It is a process of retrofitting dentures by replacing all of the acrylic denture base with new acrylic, which provides a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
Relining consists of adding new base material to the tissue side of a denture so it fits properly. Relining can restore your denture to a "like new fit". Your denturist will need to take an impression inside your existing denture.
In most cases, your denturist can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear.
Over time, your mouth goes through considerable changes. Tissue shrinkage and loss of underlying bone (resorption) on which your dentures rest will occur. Since your dentures do not change, they may no longer fit like they once did.
Worn-out dentures can cause improper fit and bite which can lead to other problems. They can also cause changes in your ability to bite, your speech and your appearance.
Permanent soft liners provide comfort and relief for individuals who cannot tolerate the stress of dentures for a variety of reasons. These reasons include severe gum recession, chronic soreness, and gums with prominent or sharp bony areas.
There are many advantages to soft liners, including greater comfort. Soft liners are also a proven technology and have been offered to patients for over 20 years. Consult with a denturist today about whether soft liners are the appropriate option for you.
The most common reasons a person might seek out teeth whitening include aging, staining substances (coffee, tea, sodas, and tobacco), trauma, tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, and nerve degeneration.
Almost everyone with natural teeth can benefit from teeth whitening. There are cases where treatment may not be effective. A denturist will determine if you are a viable candidate following a thorough examination. The tooth-whitening system is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like to have a whiter, brighter smile.
For more information about any of the treatments and procedures we have listed, do not hesitate to call us and book an appointment with a denturist at Niagara Denture Clinic.