Our denturist is a dental prosthesis professional. They accompany our patients throughout the process of manufacturing and fitting a removable prosthesis to replace certain teeth or all the teeth of a jaw. The role of our denturist is also to offer the patient a prosthesis that adapts perfectly to his face, taking into account elements such as the color of the remaining teeth, as well as the features and the color of the face.
Each patient is personally accompanied by a denturist from the dental center in order to offer him the best solution according to his needs.
The first step is to develop a treatment plan by assessing the patient’s oral needs. Subsequently, the denturist will make an impression of the mouth in order to be able to manufacture the prosthesis adapted to the problem observed. Finally, he will proceed with the installation, while making sure to eliminate any discomfort that may arise following the wearing of a dental prosthesis. In addition, the denturist will advise the patient on the maintenance and follow-up to be carried out following the fitting of the prosthesis.
Our denturist can place two types of removable dentures, partial dentures and complete dentures. These prostheses are made in the laboratory by modeling the patient’s mouth.
A complete removable prosthesis placed by a denturist aims to replace all the teeth of a jaw, it is a denture. It is made of acrylic and sometimes reinforced by a very fine metal structure. The realization of the prosthesis using this material makes it possible to reproduce the color of the gums and that of the teeth, allowing the patient to maintain a natural smile.
Although being a last resort solution for our denturist, the installation of a complete prosthesis to replace the teeth of a jaw has several significant advantages. It quickly helps to strengthen the patient’s chewing and speech, drastically reducing daily discomfort. On the other hand, being removable, the complete prosthesis can be removed at any time and readjusted as needed by the denturist at the Cousineau Dental Center.
Partial dental prostheses allow the replacement of one or more teeth, the denturist then attaching the prosthesis to the neighboring healthy teeth. As a result, the partial prosthesis is an extremely stable solution and makes it possible to strengthen the remaining natural teeth and maintain the correct dental balance. In addition, partial dentures can restore the aesthetics of the mouth.
Being extremely light and strong, the partial denture helps strengthen chewing and articulation. In addition, it is comfortable for the patient to wear. However, this could cause some unpleasant sensations in the short term after installation, such as more sensitive natural teeth. A certain period of adaptation will be necessary before benefiting from the advantages of the prosthesis. Fortunately, these sensations are only temporary and our team will accompany you throughout the process in order to reduce this temporary discomfort as much as possible!
After the placement of the dental prosthesis, the denturologist will take the time to personally advise the patient on the best ways to take care of the prosthesis so that it is as durable as possible.
It is strongly recommended to maintain the prosthesis after each meal, or at least daily, as one would for natural teeth. Using a brush provided for this purpose, the prosthesis can be cleaned to remove dental plaque and deposits left by food. It is the equivalent of brushing your teeth. However, it is not recommended to use toothpastes, as these may be too abrasive for the prosthesis.