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Winners of the Irish Dentist Best Dental Practice of the West of Ireland Award Dr Paul Moore. Dr Paul Browne. Dr Ian Wellings. Dr Emily Clarke. Gate Dental Clinic, Dock Road, Galway.

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Thank you for your interest. This booklet is to provide you with enough preliminary information to help you become familiar with the concept of dentures, overdentures and fixed Implant options that we offer at Gate Dental Clinic. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions. Please feel free to call us anytime. We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and look forward togiving you the best service we can offer. We want you to know that in our office you can expect to be treated with respect at all times. We strive to deliver the best diagnosis and treatment that dentistry has to offer. We believe that these goals can be met through a continuous and open dialogue between you and our entire team. We encourage you to involve yourself in your own treatment and to ask questions throughout our relationship. In our opinion, an informed and involved patient is most likely to achieve the highest level of health, and we look forward to working with you to achieve this goal.

FEES Dentures - An Overview The Fit Facial Profile Our Best Denture Injection Moulding: The Advantages Fees

Dentures :An OverView

Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth. They can restore your ability to chew and speak properly, and give you the confidence to smile again. Whether you need just a few teeth replaced or a full set, dentures can restore what you’ve lost and improve your overall look. There are two basic components to dentures, the artificial teeth and the pink acrylic base that substitutes as the gums. Porcelain and metal may also be used for extra strength and support. Today, a number of combinations of color, size, shape and style are available to give you the custom smile you want in a denture that functions correctly. The best dentures appear and function so naturally that no one will realize they aren’t your real teeth

The Fit The key to great dentures is a great fit. Unless dentures fit properly, you won’t achieve the necessary suction to hold them in place, making speaking and eating more difficult. It takes time, patience and several visits to design dentures that will satisfy all your needs. Be sure to ask your denture professional lots of questions, and don’t be afraid to express your likes and dislikes during the process. After all, when all is said and done, you are the one who has to wear them. Undoubtedly, the change from natural teeth to dentures takes some getting used to.

Initial speech problems are common but soon overcome as you become accustomed to wearing your new dentures. Chewing will take some practice, but remember the old adage; “practice makes perfect”! Sore spots may arise, but proper dental hygiene, and cleaning of your new dentures can reduce this problem greatly. It’s a good idea to remove your dentures at night and give your gums time to breathe. Just remember to let the dentures rest in a glass of water to avoid drying out and shrinking. Your denture professional can also make further adjustments to your dentures for a better fit.

Facial Profile Dentures can also provide cosmetic benefits. Properly fitted dentures can help fill out sunken cheeks and reduces wrinkles around the mouth. By adding fullness under the lips, facial lines are often reduced. And everyone knows when you feel great, you look younger! With all the modern advances in manufacturing and technique, today’s dentures are not just false teeth anymore. By enhancing your look and functionality, they may just be a little of that elusive fountain of youth!

The Process

Our Best Denture

1. Consultation. Assessment of patient needs., exisiting denture limitations and discussion of options. 2. Preliminary Impressions to make customised trays for the second impression 3. Border moulding and Final impressions with elastomeric impression material. 4. Bite registrations using an intraoral tracing device to record “passive “ bite at rest. Chair-side individualized tooth selection. Teeth arrangement set up is done utilizing an Kavo Stratos Articluator to mimic unique jaw relationships and three dimensional movements. 5. Waxed up trial dentures try in to assess tooth position, shade, shape and lip posture SR Ivocap processing of the denture base.

The denture base is contoured and tinted to give a “Realife” gum effect. 6. Fitting of the denture, instructions in care. 7. Follow up and post insertion personalized occlusion equilibration ( balancing in motion ). Esthetics – Due to the natural appearance of Ivoclar teeth, resistance to wear and the attention to detail and precision incorporated during the construction of the dentures, dentures appear as natural as possible, so patients can smile, speak and laugh with confidence Fit - due to extreme care incorporated in the construction of the dentures, it results into a better fitting, more comfortable prostheses (dentures that will require fewer adjustment appointments), better function and longevity .

Ivocap Injection Moulding Processing System Advantages The SR Ivocap® system uses a controlled heat/pressure polymerization procedure during which time the exact amount of material flows into the flask to compensate for Shrinkage which ensures a perfect fit. This pressure also optimizes the physical properties of the SR Ivocap® High Impact denture base material and enhances the bond of the acrylic teeth to the base. An increase in the vertical dimension of the denture is also avoided. replicates the mould with no plastic deformation or distortion of the denture base. This reduces pressure points and fitting discreancies keeping the dimension of the finished denture to the carefully planned shape Complete polymerization - reduced irritation to the gums from free monomer. Strong - extremely dense material reduces the chances of breakage. Dentures are guaranteed against breakage for two years. Clean – because of the injection process the denture base become non porous limiting the traditional odour associated with dentures. Polishability is enhanced because of the denser material and surface properties. Accuracy – again, due to the injection moulding process, conventional imensional changes do not occur. Dentures are accurate and they fit as expected. Health – because of the precisioin injection system the dentures are accurate, none irritating, comfortable, aes Aesthetically pleasing, patients can eat better than conventional dentures.

Full Dentures, Implant retained dentures, and fixed implant options Part 1  

Gate Clinic Full Denture Options. What makes a denture a good denture? Whats best for me?

Full Dentures, Implant retained dentures, and fixed implant options Part 1  

Gate Clinic Full Denture Options. What makes a denture a good denture? Whats best for me?