First Nations Denture Services
Rural and Remote Denture Services
We fly into communities to provide important denture care and services.
There are many communities outside the lower mainland with a high demand for denture services, but without a denture clinic nearby to provide them. To fill this gap, we are pleased to fly into these communities to offer important denture care and services.
Francisco Gino has been traveling to communities in British Columbia for years to provide these services, and has established special relationships and a deep respect for the people he meets with. In addition to providing denture services such as repairs and relines, fixed dentures, and partial dentures, Gino spends time educating all of his patients about optimal oral health practices.
The process of visiting these communities usually takes place over three trips:
Trip #1: We fly to rural and remote communities to assess patients and measure them for their dentures on our first trip.
Trip #2: During the second trip, we fit the dentures, before returning to our lab to make adjustments if needed.
Trip #3: On the third and final trip, we provide the final dentures. We will make sure the finished product fits well, looks great, and we will also answer any questions our patients might have.
During our experience working with First Nations people living outside the lower mainland, we have developed a great respect for these communities and we look forward to providing them denture services and care for years to come.
We encourage these communities to contact us to discuss visits and eligibility. It is our privilege to serve you. Call us today.
We’ll bring quality denture services to you, so many community members can smile and enjoy eating again. Call us today to discuss visits.
Common Questions About Dentures
How many people wear dentures in Canada?
It is estimated that more than 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 60 (more than one million people) have no natural teeth. When you consider how many Canadians have some natural teeth but fill the gaps with partial dentures, as well as Canadians under 60 who wear dentures, this means millions of Canadians wear dentures.
What type of dentures are best?
This will depend entirely on your specific case and needs. Some patients require a partial denture with a few denture teeth to fill in any gaps, while other patients with no remaining natural teeth will need a full set. When we meet with you, we will discuss all of your options to help you get the dentures that will work best for you.
Is it okay to sleep in dentures?
Yes, for most patients it is okay to sleep wearing your dentures. However, we typically recommend removing them at night to give your gums a chance to relax from the pressure of the dentures, and it’s also a good time to clean them.
What is the average age people get dentures in Canada?
Statistics indicate the average age for getting dentures in Canada is about 56. There are, however, many Canadians much younger and much older than this who benefit from dentures. Dentures aren’t just for senior citizens—there are a number of reasons younger people may require dentures, including tooth loss or damage due to injury, illness, or medication. People of all ages can benefit from dentures to help restore their quality of life and make eating enjoyable again.