Caring For Your Dentures

Daily cleaning with a soft brush and a professional denture cleaner,will assist in keeping your dentures clean and comfortable.

To ensure that you are in good oral health it is necessary to return to your Denturist for an examination every year. The Denturist will examine your denture for wear and fit and complete an oral examination.

As a rule of thumb, you should establish the following routine:

  • Have your dentures checked annually.
  • Reline your dentures every 2 to 3 years.
  • Replace your dentures every 5 to 6 years, depending on the amount of wear on the teeth and the shrinkage of your gums.


The thought of losing your teeth can be frightening, but you can have dentures or partials that are comfortable and look natural. Dentures and partials are removable replacements for your teeth. Dentures replace all of your teeth. Partials replace large groups of teeth and rely on surrounding teeth to hold them in place. In order to create dentures and partials that stay in place, are comfortable, and look natural, you must have a precise fit and bite alignment.

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Losing all or some of your teeth does not mean losing your self-esteem or confidence. Whether you have lost teeth due to disease or because of an accident, there are many options to enhancing or creating the smile that is right for you. If you are missing one or more teeth, it is important to fill those spaces. Every tooth should have an opposing tooth to give you a full and balanced bite. Without a full compliment of teeth, you may be over traumatizing some or all of your remaining teeth. Without an opposing tooth in your bite, the tooth could erupt out of the supporting bone.

There are many treatment options available to alter or adjust existing dentures until you are ready to have new ones made. During your initial consultation you will be advised on whether you require a complete replacement, minor adjusting or a total transformation altogether to your existing dentures. Your Denturist or dentist will clearly explain and ensure you understand all of your options so you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

Dentures and partials made without a full understanding of your bite alignment can result in problems such as:

  • Dentures that slip and rub causing pain
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Upper dentures that drop
  • Lower dentures that float
  • Misaligned bite
  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Dentures or partials that look fake

Today’s technology allows the Denturist to create a smile that is natural and confident. A denture doesn’t have to look like a denture any more. High quality teeth made with layers of different acrylics are as close to your natural teeth as can be. It is nearly impossible to tell them from the real thing allowing you to smile with complete confidence. Full Dentures A full denture is removable and is prescribed when all the teeth in one or both of your arches are missing.

First, the Denturist takes an accurate measurement of your face. Next, the shape and the shade of each tooth are carefully selected creating a custom smile designed especially for you. Partials A partial denture is a removable dental appliance supported by your natural teeth. It may be required where there are one or more missing teeth. Many options are available and often a partial denture is prescribed. A crown or bridge may be the preferred treatment and your Dentist or Denturist will advise you on the best treatment for you. Today, a wide variety of partial denture designs is available.

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Full Dentures

With premium personalized dentures, esthetics, comfort, fit and function combine to allow your smile to look more natural. Premium personalized quality dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating, speaking and laughing.

A full denture is removable and is prescribed when all the teeth in one or both of your arches are missing. First, the Denturist takes an accurate measurement of your face. Next, the shape and the shade of each tooth are carefully selected creating a custom smile designed especially for you.

Removable Partial Dentures

Partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth. A partial denture may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. In fact, a partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support.

It can help you to chew food properly, improve speech, give you lip and cheek support, and prevent your remaining teeth from changing position by drifting into the surrounding spaces. Teeth that are out of position can damage the tissues in the mouth.

BPS – Biofunctional Prosthetic System

It is very important to seek professional advice before choosing the denture that best suits your lifestyle. State-of-the-art dentures must be able to restore the light reflecting quality of natural teeth as well as be compatible with the sensitive tissues in the mouth. Dentures should be comfortable allowing the wearer to eat and speak with confidence. Most importantly, the correct denture will restore a carefree smile to your face.

BPS – a system of professional expertise and quality products.

Premium quality dentures instill confidence and provide optimum function while eating,speaking or laughing. With sophisticated instrumentation,all your facial information is recorded to create the character of your smile and restore the natural contour of your lips and facial muscles.

Premium Ivoclar denture teeth are used to reflect light through several layers that mimic natural teeth.The quality materials resist wear, chipping and staining.

State-of-the-art equipment is used to form the denture base.The unique Ivocap injection system compensates for the shrinkage of conventional denture bases.This will ensure a great fit that is more comfortable and will enhance eating and speech.

BPS quality dentures are the standard for esthetics, comfort, fit and function.

BPS Denture System Advantages:

  • Comfort – reduced irritation to the gums
  • Strength – extremely dense material reduces the chance of breakage
  • Cleanliness – non-porous surface greatly lessens odour causing plaque bacteria
  • Fit – non-irritating and comfortable to wear; no denture adhesive required
  • Health – eat virtually any food
  • Esthetics – natural looking so you can smile, speak and laugh with confidence
  • Bio-Compatible – will not distort taste, stain,or collect odours or irritating bacteria

Lower Suction Dentures

Gerry Lee-Kwen has taken a course in Dr. Jiro Abe’s revolutionary Japanese Lower Suction Denture and BPS technique. Now you can achieve suction on a lower denture – which means your lower denture no longer needs to float.

This new approach involves taking a high precision impression of your specific anatomical features of dental soft tissue and the underlying bony structures. The impression is then used to create a lower suction denture that has a complete seal around it’s entire borders. Using the latest in BPS processes and materials, the result is more accurate denture form with better denture suction.

80% of patients who wear full lower dentures may qualify for this new treatment. An exam will determine if you qualify. The level of suction achievable will be known once final impressions are taken.