What is a denturologist?
The denturologist specializes in dental prostheses. He makes them, adjusts them, installs them and repairs them. Because he ensures the best manufacturing of dental prostheses, that he makes the precise adjustment and that he offers a follow-up adapted to each, the denturologist offers a very personalized professional service to his patients.
His expertise is put to their service to offer quality custom prostheses, which meet their desires and their personality while complying with the strict standards established by the Order of Denturologists of Quebec, which grants him his right to practice. In fact, the denturologist creates a close bond with his patients, in the most professional and human way..
The denturologist is also adequately trained to adapt to many situations and to the various people he helps. For example, he replaces broken teeth in teens who have had an accident while playing hockey. He can also make dental prostheses on implants for people who want to take charge of their health or even adjust the prostheses of elderly people who experience pain while eating. Note that the placement of dental implants is carried out by the dentist and that the denturologist manufactures dental prostheses.
The removable partial denture can replace at least one missing tooth. When several teeth need to be replaced on the same dental arch, a single prosthesis is sufficient, even if the teeth are not adjacent.
This type of prosthesis consists of a metal frame and a resin structure on which the "false" teeth are placed. Hooks are used to fix the structure to the remaining healthy teeth. The device also rests on the gums. To learn more about dental prostheses we have created a comparative guide to crowns, implants, posts and bridge.
Complete prosthesis (dentures)
Removable complete dentures are used to replace all the teeth in a dental arch. They are also commonly called "dentures". The false teeth are made of acrylic resin. They are distributed along a resin base which imitates the gum. There are also flexible prostheses made from a nylon-based material.
For the upper arch, the prosthesis is retained by the palate thanks to a suction cup phenomenon. On the lower arch, a special adhesive allows to fix and stabilize the dentures on the gum. Removable, these prostheses can be easily cleaned.
Implant dental prosthesis
The dental implant is a prosthesis used to replace the root of the missing tooth. It is in the form of a "screw", most often made of titanium, which the dental surgeon places in the alveolar bone.
A pillar is then added; this one will be able to support a prosthesis, namely:
A crown: this prosthesis imitates the visible part of the tooth, whether in color, size or shape. It can be ceramic-metallic or any ceramic.
A bridge: this prosthesis can replace one tooth or 2 to 3 adjacent teeth. Without an implant, it requires the support of two abutment teeth, which must be prepped. With implant, this operation is useless. A bridge can thus be placed on 1, 4 (All-on-Four) or 6 ((All-on-Six) implants, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced on the dental arch.
A full fixed prosthesis: for more stability, a complete prosthesis can be placed on several implants. The “dentures” are thus perfectly fixed; no risk of losing it during the day. And the alveolar bone is stimulated by the implants.
Fixed and removable prosthesis
Dentures can be fixed or removable.
On the side of fixed prostheses, we find:
The crown, for the visible part of the tooth
The bridge, for the visible part of several contiguous teeth
The dental implant, to replace a root
The post, made of fiberglass. anchor in the root as a form of retention
Dental veneer: these fine films essentially pursue an aesthetic, not therapeutic, goal. They cover certain defects in the dentition, such as an overlap or a diastema, discoloration of the enamel, stains resistant to dental bleaching, etc.
Generally more economical, removable prostheses are:
Depending on the chosen way of teeth replacement, the dental surgeon offers you the most suitable prosthesis through a detailed estimate.
At Ton Dentiste Dental Center, our dentists and denturologists can meet, under one roof, all of your needs for fixed and removable prostheses on implants, as well as those for dentures and partial dentures not anchored by implants.