Whether you’re looking at getting your first denture or you’ve been wearing dentures for years, most patients will experience some difficulty when adapting to dentures. Happily, these problems can be effectively managed and in most cases overcome with patience, time, practice, and proper care and treatment options best suited to your needs.[Read more…] about Adapting to Life with Dentures
Making Dentures Series: Part 2
You have had your denture consultation and now you’re ready to have a new denture made – exciting! So where does your denturist begin? With a dental impression.[Read more…] about Dental Impression: The Foundation of a Custom Denture
Making Dentures Series: Part 1
You think you need a new denture made. Maybe it’s your first denture, or perhaps you have been wearing a denture for some time and think it’s time for a replacement. What’s your first step? Schedule a consultation.[Read more…] about Scheduling a Denture Consultation
The risk presented by COVID-19 caused us to close our office from March 16 to May 24. Now that we are reopening, what are we doing to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and the general public?[Read more…] about COVID-19 and Patient Safety
In March 2020, our clinic and many other businesses temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
When we closed, some of our patients were forced to delay or pause treatment. Since closing, other patients have been unable to resolve various denture-related problems.[Read more…] about Adjusting to the “New Normal”
On May 6, BC’s Premier announced BC’s Restart Plan. This is a phased approach to protect people and ensure that our province will rebound from COVID-19.
Phase 2 of this plan was to begin rolling out in mid-May. This includes the restart of dental services under enhanced protocols as early as May 19. As of today, we are still waiting for those protocols to be announced.
In the meantime, we wanted to provide some information on “enhanced protocols” that will affect denturists and other health-related professionals as BC restarts its economy.[Read more…] about Enhanced Protocols for Reopening
One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is that their complete lower denture is loose. What leads to issues with comfort, looseness, and reliability of a complete lower denture? And what can be done to improve things?[Read more…] about Why Is My Lower Denture Loose?
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how long will my new denture last. Sadly, a denture will not last forever – 5 to 7 years on average – but perhaps not for the reasons you think.[Read more…] about How long will my denture last?
March is National Nutrition Month
According to a 2017 report, people who are fully edentulous (missing all of their teeth) are at risk of experiencing nutrient deficiencies.
What is nutrient deficiency? What contributes to it when it comes to denture wearers? And what can you do to prevent this from happening?[Read more…] about Nutrient Deficiency in Denture Wearers
Some patients tell us they can’t imagine going without their denture at night or for any length of time.
So why do we tell patients to take their dentures out overnight?[Read more…] about Why should I remove my denture at night?
The amount of time it takes to have a denture made depends on a few factors, but most importantly it depends on the type of denture you need to have made.[Read more…] about How Long Does It Take to Make a Denture?
It’s all over the global newswires – Coronavirus. While this new illness has caused widespread concern, influenza and even the common cold present a higher risk to most Canadians.
Whether from colds, flus, or the latest Coronavirus, how can we reduce our risk of getting sick and keep ourselves and others safe?[Read more…] about Coronavirus and Other Viruses: How to stay healthy
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
When a person has Alzheimer’s, appointments with health and dental care practitioners are inevitable. However, those appointments also cause disruption to routines that are often calming for persons with dementia.[Read more…] about When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s – Planning for appointment success
Dental insurance is an investment in your oral health. And like most investments, you want to make sure you get a good return from it.[Read more…] about 5 Ways to Maximize Dental Insurance Coverage
Immediate dentures are a welcome treatment option for many patients. However, for many patients, the body will initially not respond so positively.
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month
If you are caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, the job of communicating what your loved one needs to feel comfortable may fall to you. The more you can share with your Denturist about how to reduce your loved one’s anxiety, the better they can provide a positive and productive appointment experience.[Read more…] about When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s – Communication with denture clinic staff
Once you have your denture, you can forget about it, right? Wrong! Annual checkups are needed to keep you healthy, comfortable, and smiling.[Read more…] about Annual Checkups Will Keep You Smiling
If you are planning to have extractions, you will need to decide how – and when – to span the gap where you will soon be missing teeth.[Read more…] about How Long Should You Wait After Extractions to Get Dentures?
You had planned for everything – except that denture emergency during Christmas dinner.[Read more…] about Holiday Denture Care