General questions

  • What is a balanced occlusion of a dental prosthesis?

    What is a balanced occlusion of a dental prosthesis?

    It is the way that the teeth of the upper jaw closes and oscillates on the teeth of the lower mandible. A balance occlusion means maximizing chewing function and decrease further temporo-mandibular pain.

  • What is bone resorption of the gums?

    What is bone resorption of the gums?

    In the absence of dental roots, which normally transmits the chewing forces to the bone; the bone will eventually shrink faster due to the lack of stimulation. The resorption of the gums have an average rate of one millimeter per year.

  • How Do I slow down my bone resorption?

    How Do I slow down my bone resorption?

    The dental implant remains to this day the only solution to prevent bone resorption. Although this option is not accessible for all, be aware that a prosthesis well adjusted may nevertheless slow bone resorption while offering comfort and stability.

  • How much is a dental prosthesis?

    How much is a dental prosthesis?

    Since each mouth is unique, it is difficult to establish with accuracy the cost of the prostheses prior to evaluating the needs, requirements and the materials used to design the prosthesis. An appointment at the Larochelle denturology clinic, will allow you to understand and appreciate all different options available to you.

Partial dentures

  • Who should look for dental prosthesis partial?

    Who should look for dental prosthesis partial?

    The partial denture is directed to people who have one or more missing teeth and who want to improve their chewing capabilities in order to avoid the deterioration of their bucco-dental condition.

  • What are the alternatives?

    What are the alternatives?

    There are three types of partial dentures: acrylic, with metal skeleton or with precision attachments. If you think of a permanent solution, it is possible to replace toothless spaces by fixed bridges or implants. During a preliminary examination, your denturist will be able to suggest the best treatment depending on your situation.

  • What is the duration of this treatment?

    What is the duration of this treatment?

    There are usually five stages :

    • The primary impressions,
    • The final impressions,
    • la prise des mesures,
    • The taking of the measures and the choice of the form and color of teeth,
    • The trial,
    • Mouthing and the final adjustment

Complete Dental Prosthesis

  • Who should look for complete dental prosthesis?

    Who should look for complete dental prosthesis?

    The complete dental prosthesis is directed to people who have no more teeth, but enough gum to support and stabilize a removable prosthesis.

  • What are the alternatives?

    What are the alternatives?

    There are three types of complete dental prostheses: semi-precision, balanced and bio-functional. They are manufactured according to various standards of adjustments, which allows you to adapt a treatment plan according to the expectations, esthetic, functionnal and budgetary situation of each patient. During a preliminary examination, your denturist will be able to suggest the best treatment .

  • What is the duration of this treatment?

    What is the duration of this treatment?

    There are usually five stages:

    • The primary impressions,
    • The final impressions,
    • la prise des mesures,
    • The taking of the measures and the choice of the form and color of teeth,
    • The trial,
    • Mouthing and the final adjustment

    Of course, during the first months following the mouthing, you may need a few adjustments of the new prosthesis for more comfort.

The prosthesis on dental implants

  • What is a dental implant?

    What is a dental implant?

    A dental implant is neither more nor less than a root of artificial tooth made of titanium. Inserted into the bone of the lower or upper jaw, the implant allows you to create one or more anchor points on witch to anchor the prosthesis.

  • Who should look for this treatment ?

    Who should look for this treatment ?

    Any person having lost one or more teeth may benefits from dental implants. A dental implantation requires that the patient be in good health and have a bucco-dental condition that facilitate this type of treatment. Among the factors to be considered; the quantity and density of the bone are essential to the post-operative success. The dental implant is not indicated in some cases of chronic diseases. During a preliminary review, a professional in dental implants will be able to determine if this treatment is right for you.

  • What are the benefits of the prosthesis on implants?

    What are the benefits of the prosthesis on implants?

    • It offers unequalled comfort,
    • It is fixed directly to the implants, which provides an incomparable stability,
    • It allows an esthetic and a mastication functions comparable to natural teeth,
    • It improves the digestive functions,
    • It has no harmful effect on the remaining natural teeth,
  • Is the insertion of implants painful?

    Is the insertion of implants painful?

    The majority of people who had the intervention, which usually lasts no more than an hour, describe the post-operative period similar to the extraction of a few teeth. Effective anti-inflammatory medication will release the pain and in most cases, the healing period does not exceed 3 months.

  • What is the success rate for this intervention?

    What is the success rate for this intervention?

    After more than 30 years of clinical studies and more than a million cases treated anywhere in the world, the statistics confirm an average success rate of 95 per cent for the individual dental implants. In the other 5 per cent of the cases, we observed conditions like excessive smoking which are detrimental to the post-operative success of the surgery.

  • What is the longevity of dental implants?

    What is the longevity of dental implants?

    They are designed to last a lifetime, but be sure to consult your denturist or oral- dentist each year; because a good oral hygiene and appropriate adjustments are essential to the maintenance of the implants and to the health of the gums.

  • What is the longevity of dental prostheses on implants?

    Quelle est la longévité des implants dentaires?

    With annual monitoring and a good daily maintenance. We can expect a duration of 5 to 8 years after which a rebasing or new prostheses might be necessary.

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