New dentures can be either complete when the patient has lost all natural teeth or partial when one or more teeth are being replaced and the removable appliance is anchored on existing natural teeth.
Both the complete and partial dentures can be built as standard or precision. The standard dentures offered in Victoria at Langford Denture Clinic are of guaranteed quality using brand name teeth (acrylic or porcelain) available in a wide spectrum of tooth shades and shapes.
Precision dentures, on the other hand, are built using premium materials, additional techniques for increasing the precision of the impression and bite registration, and using high-end teeth such as Portrait IPN, Vita or Ivoclar. Those dentures are processed with the Ivocap system to ensure high density, superior fitting and best functionality. When the precision denture package includes Ivoclar teeth, those dentures are known as BPS dentures (Biofunctional Prosthetic System).
Cast Frame Partial dentures are designed to replace intermittent missing natural teeth. These partials are made from both acrylic and metal. The metal part is either highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, which are both ultra-thin, light and very strong.
Acrylic Partial dentures are primarily used as temporary replacements while the gums resorb (shrink) after extractions. They are not as strong as a cast partial and are more prone to fracture. Occasionally, some patients prefer them as a longer-term solution.
Valplast partials are made of flexible material and are suitable for tooth-borne dentures.
Dentures over implants are removable prosthetics that attach to dental implants for much greater stability and retention. They provide a solution to the persisting problem of the “loose lower denture”. Implants are a proven restoration option with a long, clinical history and an excellent success rate. Your denturist can refer you to a dental surgeon specializing in implants. Then the denturist, who builds the denture, and the dental surgeon become your team for a successful treatment.
Immediate dentures, which can be either complete or partial, are dentures that are built while the patient still has natural teeth slated for extraction. This type of denture is then inserted at the time of the extraction, so the patient never has to be without teeth.