Denturist Clinic in Bromont - Elane Beaulieu

A denturist is a health professional recognized for the fabrication, fitting and adjustment of dentures and mouthguards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I replace my dentures?

It is recommended to have your dentures replaced every 6 to 8 years, because the shape of your mouth changes and makes them less suitable over time. The denture also wears out and its sharpness becomes less effective. In addition, regular changes of the denture prevent temporomandibular joint disorders.

How long does it take to get my new denture fitted?

If you’ve already worn dentures before, the adaptation will be much quicker. You can expect an adaptation period of 3 to 4 weeks. It is preferable to wear the dentures on a regular basis, i.e. daily, to accelerate this adaptation. Prefer soft foods and gradually introduce harder foods over time.

If a tooth comes loose, can I glue it back together myself?

No. It is best not to glue it back by yourself. Call the clinic for an appointment and get an expert to repair your dentures. No glue is used for the repair. Instead, we use a repair acrylic that allows a chemical bond between the teeth and the dentures’ base. Putting glue on by yourself impairs the repositioning of the tooth and sometimes makes it impossible to reuse.

Can I tighten the clasps on my partial denture myself?

No. The denturist uses specialised pliers. Using regular pliers could break the clasps. Furthermore, when the professional tightens one or more clasps, they do not necessarily tighten them all, as some do not need to be tightened since they play a different role. It is normal for the hooks to become loose over time and to require adjustment.

What are abutment preparations?

These preparations are necessary in partial edentulism on certain natural teeth when the patient has several natural teeth that fit closely together and make it impossible to add a metal surface between the teeth. The abutments are made by your dentist by cutting away a small, strategic portion of the first layer of the tooth (enamel). These small recesses allow the laboratory to design the metal abutments which allows an intimate fit with the natural teeth, even when the partial denture is in the mouth.

Is it possible to add a tooth or teeth to my partial denture?

Yes. However, the denture might not fit as well as when it was first made. It is recommended that you wait at least a month after extraction before taking a new impression, which will allow a metal framework and an artificial tooth to be added to the existing partial denture. It should be noted that you will have to part with your denture while the metal framework and/or the new tooth is being added. A delay of one to two weeks is necessary.

Should I consult my dentist before seeing my denturist?

Yes. it is recommended that you get a complete examination and cleaning no more than 6 months prior to seeing your denturist. This ensures that the teeth in your mouth are free of tartar, healthy and repaired to support the removable partial denture. In case you need extractions, repairs, crowns or teeth whitening, these procedures must be done before fabrication of the partial denture.