WE ARE OPEN! Special covid-19 patient treatment protocol
Covid-19

We are very excited to announce that we are open and so pleased to be able to welcome you to the Dentists of Chimney Heights.

Prior to re-opening our clinic we have made alterations in the clinic, in our operatories and in the way in which we provide treatment to patients. These changes are designed firstly to protect you while you are in our clinic and secondly to enable us to provide you with the exact same level of professional treatment in a manner consistent with the requirements and conditions set down by the Provincial Health Officer and the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.

Although all of our staff and doctors have returned, you will see physical changes in our clinic to protect you – we have isolated each operatory to prevent infection and to make it easier and to complete a full and thorough cleaning of equipment and fixtures between patients. We will also be wearing protective clothing, face shields and masks.

When you call for your appointment our receptionist will go through the COVIC-19 questions stipulated the College. We are booking appointments with sufficient time allowed to limit the number of patients in the clinic at any given time and to ensure minimum waiting times. We will ask you to come to the clinic by yourself unless you are a senior or have a disability and need assistance. If you are making an appointment for a child, we will ask that one other person only can come with the child. Unfortunately you are not able to bring family members or friends with you to the appointment unless they are prepared to wait for you outside the clinic until your treatment is completed.

When you arrive for your appointment you may enter the reception area. You will again be asked if you have any fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. The receptionist will also quickly check your body temperature with a touchless forehead thermometer as soon as you arrive. Your waiting time in the reception area will be only a matter of minutes and no other patients will be waiting in the same area. As soon as your operatory is ready for you we will move you in for your treatment.

WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN TO PROTECT YOU AND TO KEEP YOU SAFE. WE WILL BE CONTINUALLY UPDATING OUR TREATMENT PROTOCOL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS TO ADJUST TO ANY CHANGES REQUIRED BY THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER OR THE COLLEGE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS WE WORK THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.

Dentures

Dentures

Dentures consists of a gum-like base made of plastic resin and prosthetic teeth projecting from the base. It fits over your remaining bone ridges by suctioning effect caused by the close fit. At first, you might need some time adjusting to wearing denture as your muscles, nerves and ligaments adjust to this new denture. Overtime, talking and eating functions will occur normally. Dentures can also help support the structure of the lips and face, providing a natural looking facial structure.

Complete Denture

Complete Dentures:

Complete Dentures are crafted to look and function like your natural teeth. They are often referred to as “false teeth” or “full dentures”. They can be used to replace all your natural teeth. They take some time to make but they fit well and are long lasting. They are removable as they are fit to your gums by suctioning.

After your dentist takes measurements to make conventional measurements of your jaws for the denture, he makes an immediate denture. After your natural teeth are extracted, the immediate denture are inserted to make sure you have teeth during the healing period which can take up to six months. After your gums and jaw tissue are healed, The customize made conventional dentures can be inserted.

Removable Partial Dentures:

Removable Partial Dentures are usually made of cast vitallium, which are metal based dentures that weight much less than the plastic ones. They are a good choice for someone whose nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than a few teeth are missing. They fit better than plastic ones as they are less obtrusive. They are generally much more affordable than implants or bridge.

Caring for Your Denture

Both complete and partial dentures are removable and needs to be taken out for cleaning. They need to be cleaned everyday just like natural teeth to prevent plaque and bacteria built up. You need to remove the denture and run them under water. Then brush denture with denture cleaner your doctor recommended to you. Rinse your denture before putting it back in your mouth.

If you wear partial dentures, be sure to brush and your natural teeth.

Remove and soak your dentures overnight to let your mouth rest. Avoid hot water.