Groupe dentaire API‘s in Laval team includes an experienced denturist, who has all required training and skills to make several different kinds of dentures.
While a dentist specializes in dentistry, a denturist is a technician whose practice is dedicated to planning, making and taking care of dentures for patients who wish to replace missing teeth.
One of Ariane Lucier-Jobin’s, our denturist at Groupe dentaire API, main concern is to get you to start smiling again. With training and close to 10 years of experience as a denturist, Mrs. Lucier-Jobin grasps better than anyone else the finesse and art that goes into making dentures. Her skills allow her to make dentures that are tailored to the general appearance and the personalityof each of her patients.
If you wish to obtain a beautiful and natural smile, come and meet Ariane Lucier-Jobin. You will feel comfortable around her thanks to her professionalism and responsiveness.
Our denturist’s many years of experience allows us to offer many different types of dentures to our patients. Here are the main kinds of dentures our clinic offers:
A dental implant is a small titanium rod that is surgically placed into a patient’s jawbone. A dental implant can act as an artificial root onto which a crown is placed. In denturism, implants can also provide remarkable stability for a denture.
Implant supported dentures can perfectly mimic natural teeth and allow patients to preserve optimal chewing capacity thanks to the excellent stability they provide.
A patient with no teeth on one or both dental arches can benefit from the many advantages of a full denture supported by four implants. In some cases, more than four implants are required to stabilize a full denture.
As for all treatments requiring implants, many months are needed to plan and fit implant supported dentures. Here are the main steps :
Implant supported dentures are a sustainable and long term solutionfor replacing teeth. Dental implants can last several decades if you take care of them. As well as being long-lasting, implant supported dentures have many advantages:
As a result, implant supported dentures are a great choice when replacing several teeth. Ask your oral health care professional if this treatment is right for you!
Biofunctional prosthetic system, BPS, is an interesting alternative to implant supported dentures. Sometimes implant supported dentures are not suited for patients for anatomical or even health reasons.
BPS prostheses are a recently developed type of denture. They are very efficient from both cosmetic and functional standpoints.
BPS prostheses are made to naturally reflect light in the same manner natural teeth do. Precise measurements concerning function and patient’s appearanceare taken into account. BPS prostheses allow patients to chew perfectly, as well as being comfortable to wear. They are also an interesting alternative with a great quality-price ratio.
Several steps are necessary when designing and fitting a BPS prosthesis:
Precision partial dentures are recommended when patients are not comfortable wearing their current dentures, sometimes to the point where they have trouble chewing certain foods or even talking.
As when designing any dental prostheses, the denturist must study the teeth and the way the patient’s jaw closes. For a precision partial denture, the denturist must also measure and record the movement of the axis of rotation of the patient’s jaw.
With these measurements, the denture fabricated will follow the same movement of the jaw joints. This creates excellent stability for the denture and increases the patient’s ability to chew. To avoid unsightly metal clasps, the dentures are attached to crowns.
Removable dentures are a cost-effective option for replacing several missing teeth.
Missing teeth have to be replaced otherwise the remaining teeth will drift and unwanted spaces inbetween teeth appear. These spaces allow food debris and plaque to build up. As a result cavities and gum disease may develop.
These kinds of dentures have a metal framework, often made out of titanium, as well as a resin base onto which the teeth are seated. The partial denture is held solidly in place by metal clasps that hook onto natural teeth.
Partial removable dentures must be removed after each meal and thoroughly cleaned. These dentures need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years because they get worn down and don’t fit as well due to bone reabsorption.
To find out more about your many options in denturism, come and meet our denturist, Ariane Lucier-Jobin. She will be delighted to discuss with you the best options for you, no pressure or strings attached!