We understand that being fitted for dentures, only to later experience discomfort or improper fitting, is incredibly frustrating. Furthermore, a denturist who’s not the right fit for a patient can make visiting the dentist’s office an unnecessary hassle.
As a patient, you should feel confident and satisfied when visiting your denturist.
Our denturist understands these issues and strives to meet your family’s needs to provide reliable information and make everyone feel right at home. If you are looking for denturist call our clinic at (403) 297-9600 and schedule your free consultation!
At Sierra Dental, we offer the following services:
Meet Our Denturist in Calgary
Our licensed Denturist, Roni Yusefov, is thrilled to be providing our patients with high-quality denture care.
By focusing on patient education, he provides all his patients with the necessary information that will help them decide on the treatment that best suits their needs.
Abdo loves to learn and attend courses on a regular basis to stay on top of the ever-changing world of dentures. By learning about the newest techniques and materials, he can pass on the benefits to all of his patients.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Denture options come in several styles and types, depending on your requirements including:
Your treatment goals
Your oral health
Using the latest technologies, we offer the right options to meet everyone’s needs
Implant supported dentures are an alternative to traditional dentures.
They are an option for a patient who has experienced tooth loss due to injuries, periodontal disease or ageing.
While a traditional denture rests on your gum, implant-retained dentures are connected to a patient’s jaw for stability while eating and comfort.
Many of our patients choose implant-supported dentures as they can improve chewing strength and reduce sore spots.
The added support allows the denture to mimic their natural chewing function.
Our Denture Fitting Procedure
If you are thinking about getting dentures, understanding the steps involved will help you know what to expect.
A regular denture procedure usually includes:
First, we will examine the patient’s mouth to prepare for a fitting. It’s possible to have dentures fitted on the same day of tooth removal. A patient and our denturist will go over the options available for their case and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option.
Second, a set of dentures will be made based on the shape of a patient’s gums and the colour and shape of their teeth. While these dentures are being made, a set of temporary dentures may be given to the patient until their primary dentures are ready.
Finally, once a set of dentures are ready they can be adjusted to fit comfortably in the patient’s next visit. It takes a little while, a few weeks or so, to adjust to a new set of dentures. Having soft foods available at home, and making sure a patient exercises proper denture maintenance, makes for a smoother adjustment process.Don’t be afraid to ask questions while visiting our dental offices. Our staff is happy to provide information and advice to those who are considering a new set of dentures or who are still in their adjustment process.
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.
Especially after first being fitted for dentures, and with lower dentures, which come loose easier, focus on eating food that is soft and easy to chew. Here are some examples of denture-friendly foods!
A full denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces all of your natural teeth. They are typically made out of a pink acryllic resin or porcelain material. They stay in your mouth with a natural suction created based on a precise fitting and fabrication of the denture.
A partial denture replaces one or more of your natural teeth. They are typically made out of a combination of acryllic resin and a base plate of metal with metal clasps to hold the denture in place.. Other materials can be used and will be discussed with you at your consultation.
A denturist is an oral health care provider that has undergone three years of training to be able to diagnose, impress for, deliver and monitor dentures. We are proud to have a denturist at our Sierra Studio location.
If you take your dentures out of your mouth when you sleep, you should experience the following benefits:
Slower bone loss: because of the pressure placed on gums and bone under the dentures, it can result in bone resorption. This risk is mitigated by taking the dentures out at night time and relieving the pressure on the gums.
Prevention of bacteria buildup: where dentures and gums meet can be a breeding ground for bacteria, resulting not only in bad breath but also gum disease. Taking your dentures out at night reduces the buildup.
Prevention of inflammation of the gums: by taking your dentures out, saliva is better able to flow freely in the mouth and this helps prevent denture stomatitis or “thrush”: a yeast infection that causes red, inflamed gums.
A tighter fit of denture: bone loss in the gums can ordinarily lead to looser fitting dentures over time, resulting in slipping. By reducing the bones loss, your dentures are more likely to remain snug-fitting.
When a person has their teeth extracted in preparation for dentures, most are anxious to have the dentures fitted as soon as possible.
The time it takes will depend on the type of dentures that are to be fitted and how quickly you heal.
Custom-made dentures typically take between two and six months to fit after the teeth have been extracted. This provides the necessary healing time for the bone and gum tissue.
In the meantime, your dentist can provide a set of temporary dentures that may feel a little odd at first but which will do the job—and allow the gums and bone to heal before the permanent dentures are fabricated.
The dentures can be placed any time after the bone and gums have fully healed. This usually takes a minimum of six to eight weeks but each patient is different and heals at their own pace depending on many factors (age, diabetes, general health, smoking status, etc.)
“Immediate dentures” are placed over the gums as soon as the teeth are extracted, thereby protecting the mouth and the jawbone.
Sometimes, immediate dentures are chosen as permanent dentures. These must generally be relined multiple times during the healing of the bone and gum tissue as it will change in shape during this process. New dentures may ultimately be necessary in any case depending on the final shape of the bone and gums after healing has taken place.