At Northern Lights Denture Clinic, we provide comprehensive denture care services amidst a comfortable, pleasant environment. Our on-site denture lab provides you with fast, high quality service!
Call today or book online to make an appointment for a consultation. During your visit, we’ll discuss our approach to dentures, and share with you the methods available to greatly increase your satisfaction with your dentures. We will provide you with a written treatment plan and we can submit to your insurance for pre-approval or eligibility on your behalf.
Suction can now be achieved on a lower denture with the Lower Suction Denture Technique as taught by Dr Jiro Abe of Japan. This means no more floating bottom dentures! Have the confidence to laugh, chew and speak with out fighting with your bottom denture. A very affordable alternative to dental implants, lower suction dentures will change the way you feel about dentures!
This is a full denture that replaces all teeth on either one or both arches. We custom design a smile that is unique to you. We only use premium acrylic and composite teeth resulting in a lifelike healthy smile.
Immediate dentures are dentures made within 6 months of having extractions. You can have the dentures made ahead of time to be inserted at the time of extractions or wait a few days for the mouth to start healing. If you choose to wait you will have more control over the looks of your new teeth as they can be tried on before processing. Since each patient’s healing period and ability to accommodate an immediate denture varies we include all post care for 12 months.
Using the same high quality materials and techniques that we do with complete dentures, we can design and build your partial denture to deliver the utmost in comfort, appearance, and function. With our partial dentures, you can be confident that you will look your best!
For more stable dentures the addition of implant anchors can provide stability, increased chewing force, reduced tissue irritation, and decreased bone loss.
Talk to us today about what implant retained denture solutions that are right for you!
It is recommended to have a re-fit of your dentures every 2-3 years. A re-base is where all the “pink” part of the denture is replaced. This does 3 things: a custom re-fit to your gums, gets rid of the bacteria harboring in the old acrylic, and replaces the tired brittle acrylic so the dentures are less prone to cracking or teeth popping out.
Our in-house lab makes denture repairs a top priority. In the event of a breakage, please give our office a call and we will make necessary arrangements to get you smiling as fast as possible again.
Chewing ability – this is drastically improved by replacing toothless areas with denture teeth. The ability to chew well contributes to overall health and nutrition, as well as improved food enjoyment.
Aesthetics – the presence of teeth provide a natural facial appearance; and wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks, preventing the “collapsed” appearance that can often occur after losing teeth.
Speech – by replacing missing teeth ? especially the front teeth ? patients are better able to pronounce those words containing sibilants or fricatives (sounds that require teeth, i.e. ‘fifty’, ‘stilts’, or ‘tent’)
Self-Esteem – Patients feel better about themselves when their teeth look great. A full, beautiful smile can give back the confidence a person may have lost when they lost their teeth.
The first time you are fitted with a denture, you should notice a distinct improvement on your smile. However, since the plastic appliance is unfamiliar to your mouth, you may experience excess saliva for 12 – 48 hours as your brain acclimatizes to the new feel of your denture.
Lisping, or “thick speech” can also happen at first as your tongue learns the slightly new positions of your new teeth. With practice, this will clear up in a short period of time.
A very few patients experience a temporary gag sensation for the first few days of denture wear due to the unfamiliar feeling of the denture on your palate. In the unlikely event that this bothers you for longer a couple of days, adjustments can be made to shorten the palate part of your denture.
As the denture settles into place over the first days and weeks of use, you may notice areas of pressure or sore spots. This is normal, and will be corrected at adjustment appointments until your denture fits as comfortably as possible.
It will usually take about 6-8 weeks of wear to become completely acclimatized to wearing dentures, so patience is key. Starting with soft foods, and cutting food up at first helps to train your muscles to eat with your new dentures.
Complete & Partial Dentures
Implant & Over-dentures
Same Day Reline & Repairs
The human mouth is a living set of tissues that are subject to constant change over time. For a denture to sit securely and stay in place it needs to fit your tissues like a second skin. As your tissues change over the years, you may notice your denture becomes too tight or too loose. Sore spots may develop or the appliance may start shifting in your mouth as you talk and eat. If this occurs there are several things we can do to repair, reline, or replace the denture for you. Generally, it is recommended that a denture be relined at least every 2 years, and replaced appx every 5 years.
Come on in and we can discuss your options!
If you are coming from out of town to visit Northern Lights Denture Clinic, we have provided a map with hotel locations that are nearby our location in downtown Prince George.