Denturist in Brossard, Longueuil and on the South Shore
Mrs. Do-Quyen Lamy, our denturist in Brossard and Longueuil, offers high-quality denture services to patients who have missing teeth, whether or not they are completely missing. Ms. Lamy is committed to providing quality treatment. Moreover, it is due to her attention to detail and delicacy that she stands out. She offers prosthetic services on implants, an effective treatment that is now widespread and highly appreciated by our patients.
What Does It Mean to Be a Denturist?
In Quebec, to practice as a Denturist, it is mandatory to hold a college diploma in Denturist Techniques and to be a member of the Ordre des denturologistes du Québec.
A denturist is a professional who offers services in the design, fabrication, fitting, repair and adjustment of dentures. Whether you're missing a tooth, two teeth or all your teeth, know that it is possible to rebalance your dentition. To this end, this denture specialist performs the following tasks:
In addition, they may also be called upon to manufacture special prostheses such as:
What Are Dentures For?
Losing teeth due to an accident or oral disease is a situation that should be taken seriously. Indeed, leaving empty spaces between teeth can cause a host of problems: poor bite, laborious pronunciation, inefficient chewing, etc. Fortunately, denturists have more than one trick up their sleeve to balance a toothless smile! This professional can design a denture that replaces one or more missing teeth. When properly adjusted, chewing, speech functions and smile aesthetics return to normal.
How Is a Denture Made?
Wondering how your denturist in Brossard and Longueuil proceeds? Ms. Do-Quyen Lamy uses various processes to make a personalized dental prostheses. She begins with a careful examination of the patient's mouth, with the naked eye and sophisticated equipment. Then, she takes impressions of the teeth (or gums, if applicable) to create a plaster mould: this will allow her to design a prosthesis that will be adjusted in the clinic. An important step in the manufacturing process is the choice of the artificial teeth: shape, length, colour, etc. The objective is obviously to achieve the most aesthetic smile possible! Depending on the case, the prostheses contain metal, acrylic, composite resin or ceramics. In addition, wax is used during the manufacturing process because its consistency allows the artificial teeth to be individually "glued" to the denture.
CUSTOM-MADE PRECISION PROSTHETICS
In general, when a patient requires a full denture, the denturist will recommend a custom denture. Since a full denture replaces all the teeth in an arch (upper or lower), it is still important that it fits perfectly in the patient's jaw. To do this, the denturist must accurately study jaw movements; this will slow down the emergence of potential problems following the use of a denture.
Unlike full dentures, partial dentures replace only a few teeth. Leaning on adjacent teeth, gums and jaws, they are usually made of metal or acrylic. In Longueuil, this type of prosthesis will also have to be adjusted to the patient's oral specificities.
Prosthetics on implants are an interesting alternative to traditional prostheses. Because they are anchored with titanium rods rather than the patient's jaw, they further limit the damage that can be caused by dentures while providing superior stability. However, the process takes longer: it takes an average of 3 to 6 months from the placement of the implants in the mouth to the manufacture of the prosthesis. In these cases, the denturist must work closely with a dental surgeon in Longueuil.
REPAIR OF PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS
If you find a break or your prosthesis suddenly becomes uncomfortable, make an appointment. It is important not to try to do a repair yourself as you are likely to do more harm than good. Whether your dentures are removable or fixed, partial or complete, entrust us with their repair and avoid irreparable damage.
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