Lippitt Dental Centre
Your Choice for NW Calgary Dentures

Are You Missing One Or More Teeth?
Then Full Or Partial Dentures May Be Right For You!

At Lippitt Dental, we are pleased to offer NW Calgary Dentures! Our Dental Team is here to advise you of all treatment options available based on your unique case. Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. A denture consists of a plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth in place. Dentures can take some getting used to, and while they may never feel exactly the same as your original teeth, they can look natural and are now more comfortable than ever.

NW Calgary Full Dentures

Full Dentures are the most common denture appliances made. After the affected teeth are removed, a full denture can be crafted to fit either the upper arch, lower arch or both. The upper denture has a pink denture base that extends across the roof of the mouth to create suction and help keep the denture in place.  The lower denture is u-shaped and is designed to fit snugly along the bottom ridge of the jaw.

The term “false teeth” concerns a lot of people. However, we take every step to ensure that your dentures look as natural as possible.  Innovations in replacement tooth design have come a long way in making the false teeth look incredibly natural.  Also, since the loss of teeth may have resulted in the loss of support for your lips, cheeks, and facial muscles, your new full denture will help fill out the shape of your face and instantly improve your smile!

NW Calgary Partial Dentures

Patients who are missing one or more teeth, benefit from removable partial denture to reestablish the function of their mouth. Partial dentures are made from durable materials that resemble your gum tissue and missing teeth. The metal framework is designed to clip onto the remaining natural teeth in order to hold the denture securely in place.

How Dentures are Made

When it comes time to fit your full denture, it will all depend on the type of dentures you have chosen and your specific needs.  The following is a basic outline of how dentures are made–you can expect that the creation and fitting of your dentures to take place over several office visits.

  • Consultation:
    • Our first goal is to evaluate your existing situation, your tooth structure, and the overall condition of your teeth and gums. We will then recommend whether more teeth need to be removed and we may facilitate the necessary removal of teeth, adjustment of teeth for anchoring dentures, restorations for anchor teeth, and implant supported for dentures.
  • Impressions:
    • We will then refer you to a qualified denturist who will take a series of impressions of your jaw as well as measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and the space between them.
  • Models:
    • The denturist will then create a waxed up model denture in the exact shape and position of your new proposed dentures.  This will allow you to try the models and to make sure they fit right.  Additionally, the model dentures will show you the color and shape of your replacement teeth to ensure your satisfaction with the appearance of your new smile.
  • Casting:
    • Once the fit, shape, and color of the dentures have been confirmed, the final dentures will be crafted by the denturist.
  • Adjusting:
    • Once the full denture has been created, your denturist will make sure it fits properly and continue to make any adjustments needed.  It’s important to keep in mind that adjustments may be needed from time to time as your mouth adjusts to the new denture.  If your mouth gets sore, don’t wait for it to get worse, it is recommended to contact us immediately so that we can check how your mouth is adjusting to the new denture. We are happy to help you and strongly encourage you to come in to see us for a denture adjustment as soon as you can.

Learn More about our NW Calgary Dentures

To learn more about our NW Calgary Dentures, please Contact Us at (403) 286-2525 or request your appointment today!

We also offer extended hours on Tuesday & Wednesdays for your family’s convenience.