Cochrane Dental Centre
Your Choice for Cochrane Dentures

Are You Missing One or Multiple Missing Teeth?
Then Our Full or Partial Dentures May Be For You!

At Cochrane Dental Centre, we are pleased to offer Cochrane Dentures! Our Dental Team is here to advise you of all treatment options available based on your unique case.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. A denture consists of a plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth in place. Dentures can take some getting used to, and while they may never feel exactly the same as your original teeth, they can look natural and are now more comfortable than ever.

Cochrane Dentures

Full Dentures are the most common denture appliances made. After the affected teeth are removed, a full denture can be crafted to fit either the upper arch, lower arch or both. The upper denture has a pink denture base that extends across the roof of the mouth to create suction and help keep the denture in place.  The lower denture is u-shaped and is designed to fit snugly along the bottom ridge of the jaw.

The term “false teeth” concerns a lot of people. However, we take every step to ensure that your dentures look as natural as possible.  Innovations in replacement tooth design have come a long way in making the false teeth look incredibly natural.  Also, since the loss of teeth may have resulted in the loss of support for your lips, cheeks, and facial muscles, your new full denture will help fill out the shape of your face and instantly improve your smile!

How Full Dentures are Made

When it comes time to fit your full denture, it will all depend on the type of dentures you have chosen and your specific needs.  The following is a basic outline of how dentures are made–you can expect that the creation and fitting of your dentures to take place over several office visits.

  • Consultation: Our first goal is to evaluate your existing situation, your tooth structure, and overall condition of your teeth and gums. We will then recommend whether more teeth need to be removed and we may facilitate the necessary removal of teeth, adjustment of teeth for anchoring dentures, restorations for anchor teeth, and implant supported for dentures.
  • Impressions: We will then take a series of impressions of your jaw as well as measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and the space between them.
  • Models: We will then create a waxed-up model denture in the exact shape and position of your new proposed dentures.  This will allow you to try the models and to make sure they fit right.  Additionally, the model dentures will show you the color and shape of your replacement teeth to ensure your satisfaction with the appearance of your new smile.
  • Casting: Once the fit, shape, and color of the dentures have been confirmed, the final dentures will be crafted.
  • Adjusting: Once the full denture has been created, we will make sure it fits properly and continue to make any adjustments needed.  It’s important to keep in mind that adjustments may be needed from time to time as your mouth adjusts to the new denture.  If your mouth gets sore, don’t wait for it to get worse, it is recommended to contact us immediately so that we can check how your mouth is adjusting to the new denture. We are happy to help you and strongly encourage you to come in to see us for a denture adjustment as soon as you can.

Your Choice for Cochrane Partial Dentures

Patients who are missing one or more teeth, benefit from removable partial denture to reestablish the function of their mouth. Partial dentures are made from durable materials that resemble your gum tissue and missing teeth. The metal framework is designed to clip onto the remaining natural teeth in order to hold the denture securely in place.

Partial dentures are recommended to:

  • Replace your missing teeth
  • Restore your ability to chew foods more naturally, and with confidence
  • Make it possible for you to eat many of your preferred foods again
  • Maintain a healthier, more attractive mouth
  • Preserve your remaining natural teeth
  • Prevent and treat problems related to the jaw joint (TMJ)
  • Improve speech
  • Develop a more attractive, confident smile
  • Support your facial structures for a more youthful appearance
  • Enhance your overall self-esteem


Are there Alternatives to Partial Dentures?

There are many alternatives to partial dentures! At Cochrane Dental Centre, we often recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth in a number of different ways, which include:

  • Dental implants: may be used to support a dental bridge, to replace a single tooth with a dental crown or with an implant supported denture. An implant supported denture clips dentures securely into place offering for more support.
  • Dental Bridge: may be used to replace one or more teeth in the same area of the mouth. Dental bridges are made from highly aesthetic porcelain and are a functional replacement for missing teeth.

Unfortunately, not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. If you would like to learn more about dental implant treatment, we offer dental implant consultations to help you make the best decision regarding your oral health.

Learn More about our Cochrane Dentures

To learn more about our Cochrane Dentures, please Contact Us at (403) 932-3031 or request your appointment today!

Our Practice Always Welcomes New Patients – No Referral is required!