About Gaetz Avenue Denture Clinic

To Restore Your Beautiful Smile, Visit Our Denturist in Red Deer

Our Mission

Since 2001, we have strived to help each client feel as comfortable as possible throughout the denture treatment process. Come in for a one-on-one consultation. We hope to gain and maintain every patient’s trust. In fact, many of our current patients visit regularly, and we appreciate and value their loyalty. We look forward to getting to know you better as well.

As a company, we value honesty, respect, and equal treatment for every client. If you need denture treatment, rely on our team for all of your dental care needs. We want every person that walks through our doors to feel welcomed and appreciated.

The dentist holds the pen and pointing to the denture.

Our History

Katherine Pich, denturist and business owner is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a licensed member of the College of Alberta Denturists as well as a member of the Denturist Association of Alberta. After spending time in Medicine Hat for her practicum and working is Spruce Grove, Katherine is very excited to be living and practicing in the city of Red Deer with her Fiancé.

I am passionate about helping others and I know how much a smile can change a person’s life. I love how rewarding it is to see an individual’s confidence and health increase after receiving treatment here at Gaetz Avenue Denture Clinic. I strive to be as personable as possible and love listening to each patient, making sure every patient I treat is happy and satisfied under my care. I love to learn and I’m always finding new and improved ways to benefit my patients through continued education. Come say hello and I’m sure you’ll leave with a smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my dentures need to be replaced?

Over time, dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or remade due to normal wear. To reline or rebase a denture, the denturist uses the existing denture teeth and refits the denture base or makes a new denture base. Dentures may need to be replaced if they become loose and the teeth show signs of significant wear. Dentures become loose because a mouth naturally changes with age. Bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink.

How do you clean & care for dentures?

Use commercially approved denture powders, tablets or toothpaste, and a good quality denture brush for cleaning. After cleaning, rinse dentures thoroughly in clear water. Ideally, clean them over a water-filled sink or towel to minimize the risk of breakage should they accidentally be dropped.
For plaque and tartar, see a denturist for an ultrasonic cleaning. It is important to remember to only use cleaning products that are approved for use on dentures.

Why go to a denturist?

Replacing your natural teeth is more than trusting someone with your smile. Your appearance, your looks, your whole image is at stake. Make sure you entrust this delicate task to a specially trained professional!
Your denturist is an expert in design, construction, insertion, and adjustment of removable dentures, as well as overdentures on implants. Their expertise, meticulousness, and professionalism make them the best possible choice to help you drive the maximum benefit from dental prosthetics technology. “Denturist’s are your Denture Specialists”.

What’s so different about going to a denturist verses other dental professionals?

Your denturist listens to your needs. They personally handle every step in the construction of your denture, from the first impression to the last adjustment. There is no middleman in the fabrication of your new denture. The denturist has an on-site laboratory to produce your personalized dentures.
Your denturist is the ideal person to instruct you in the daily maintenance of your denture. He can also tell you how often your denture should be adjusted in order to ensure the comfort, effectiveness, and esthetic appearance that you expect. After all, denturists just make dentures and related removable appliances.

How long do dentures last?

Your dentures will not last indefinitely. The denture teeth and base will wear and stain over time. The tissues of the mouth are undergoing continual change so that the dentures will have to be adjusted, rebased, or remade from time to time. The time will vary and depend upon such factors as individual tolerances, habits, and the length of time you have had dentures. The average life of a denture is about five to seven years.
Your denturist is sensitive to your well-being and to the general condition of your dentures. Your denturist also has the experience and expertise to advise you on your best treatment plan and how to proceed.

Now I have dentures, I don’t need an annual exam, do I?

Your dentures and tissues should be checked annually. Damage to the oral tissues can take place without you being aware of it. Early detection and elimination of tissue inflammation is important to minimize shrinkage of the supporting bone and tissue. By keeping the tissue healthy, your dentures will continue to fit correctly. Your denturist will also check for looseness of the denture due to tissue changes, stains and calculus deposits on the denture, and your bite position (how evenly your teeth close together).
It’s not the dentures which change over time, it’s your mouth which is continually changing; so by having your denturist check on your oral condition, you are able to enjoy all benefits of a well-fitting quality denture.
The following are the frequently asked questions about implants:

Why dental implants?

Short procedure – Inserting implants is typically quick and easy. It is virtually pain free.
Eat immediately – It is possible to have fully functioning teeth sometimes in as little as an hour.
Eat whatever you like – Implants are stable and secure so you can comfortably eat all your favourite foods.
Save healthy teeth – With traditional bridges, the teeth beside a missing tooth have to be ground down to prepare a bridge. Implants make grinding down healthy teeth unnecessary.
Answer for life – Implants are the long lasting solution, often for life.

Visit Us Today

If you need denture treatment, call our staff at 403-358-5558 to book your appointment today.

Business Hours:

Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Closed Daily for Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM