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Everyone Deserves To Smile

At Advanced Technique Denture and Implant Solutions, we understand just how unique your smile is.

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At Advanced Technique Denture and Implant Solutions, we understand just how unique your smile is. Dentures affect how you look, eat, speak, act, and feel. A denture with optimal fit and function and natural appearance has a tremendous and positive impact on your appearance, health, and outlook. Each denture we construct is individually crafted, and we use only the finest materials and techniques.

ABOUT US

We help our clients regain confidence, health, and functionality, by listening carefully, paying attention to detail, and showing empathy, because everyone deserves to smile.
We are committed to working closely with you to ensure that your denture fits your appearance, physiology, personality and lifestyle.

Contact us for a free consultation today!

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PROUDLY SERVING ALL OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA

Lethbridge

3232 Fairway St S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 8A3
(403) 320-5722

Coaldale

2209 20th Ave, Coaldale, AB T1M 1J5
(403) 405-1100

Meet Our Team

Our range of Denture services

Dentures affect how you look, eat, speak, act, and feel. A denture with optimal fit and function and natural appearance has a tremendous and positive impact on your appearance, health, and outlook.

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Digital Dentures

AvaDent™ Digital Dentures offer revolutionary, high-tech advantages to denture patients.

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COMPLETE DENTURES

We offer 3 types of complete dentures. Click to see which one is the best fit for you!

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PARTIAL DENTURES

A removable partial denture is a dental appliance that replaces single or multiple missing natural teeth.

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AvaDent

AvaDent™ Digital Dentures offer revolutionary, high-tech advantages to denture patients.

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EQUILIBRATED COMPLETE DENTURES

Equilibrated Complete Dentures, also called “Balanced Dentures”, are a coordinated system of products,

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immediate denture

To avoid the situation of being without teeth, we use the immediate denture technique.

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RELINES AND SOFT LINERS

A reline is a procedure used to re-fit the surface of a denture to a person’s gum. This is done by placing a new

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REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES

A removable partial denture is a dental appliance that replaces single or multiple missing natural teeth.

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REPAIRS

In most cases, we can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state.

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immediate denture

To avoid the situation of being without teeth, we use the immediate denture technique.

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RELINES AND SOFT LINERS

A reline is a procedure used to re-fit the surface of a denture to a person’s gum.

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REPAIRS

In most cases, we can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state.

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Before/After

What Our Customers Say

Keith McNeelyKeith McNeely
19:03 15 Oct 23
Megan Gogowich did an execellent job on my new dendures. Only had 1 Minor adjustment after receiving my new dentures. Highly recommend.
Jackie MarieJackie Marie
22:11 19 Sep 23
Thank you so much to the staff, you are also kind. Rick did an amazing job with my dentures. They feel great, look great. He took it the time to make them perfect . I feel so much better.He was so accommodating as I had difficulty getting there regularly. He is a very kind and thoughtful person.I highly recommend Rick. Thank you so much Rick.Jackie H
Richard BlackerRichard Blacker
01:02 02 Aug 23
being able to eat corn on the cob tells it all. That speaks to the talent to fit a quality denture. Well done
john macdonaldjohn macdonald
16:24 18 Jul 23
The best fitting dentures I ever got to wear from Advance
Cinnamon EllertCinnamon Ellert
05:13 31 May 23
august howardaugust howard
23:50 03 Apr 23
Was very worried about getting upper and lower plates. I had heard stories from friends. So after much research and more research I decided to go with this team and boy am I happy I did! Hector was great and I hardly notice I have them at all! I will have to go for an adjustment but the fit is pretty spot on.
Janet DanilakJanet Danilak
21:44 16 Mar 23
I am so glad I chose Advanced Denture. I got my new dentures just under a month ago and aside from a few minor adjustments I couldn't be happier with the look and fit! I would highly recommend Advanced Denture to anyone who is looking. Kudos to Rick and all his staff for helping me smile again!
Alyson DunsmoreAlyson Dunsmore
21:59 02 Aug 21
Rick and the staff at Advanced Technique will go out of their way to make sure that you are well taken care of for all of your denture and/or implant needs. All of the staff there are so friendly and always smiling - making sure you leave 100% satisfied with your new smile! Would highly recommend them!
Sandy FraserSandy Fraser
14:26 30 Jun 21
All my experiences at this office have been extremely positive.The staff is helpful and accommodating each and every time. Their COVID protocol is very thorough..They make you feel comfortable and relaxed while waiting.Rick takes the time to explain the procedure before and after, he provides you with follow-up tips. This extra care certainly helped put me at ease. My referral to Rick and his staff has been an excellent experience.HIGHLY RECOMMEND Advanced Technique for all your dental needs.
Tanya BillyardTanya Billyard
19:02 18 Mar 21
If you are in need of dentures I HIGHLY recommend Advanced Technique! Everything from the way they handle all of the protocols with the COVID pandemic, to the front desk staff and all the rest of the staff is amazing!! Addy and Dr Lisa Coffin literally made me feel like family! The process of insurance was a breeze also! Prices are much cheaper than anywhere else I looked prior to booking in with them! Thanks guys you rock!!
Len WalkerLen Walker
18:02 16 Mar 19
The clinic is bright and modern. The administrative staff are very helpful coordinating and scheduling appointments. Rick assessed and explained the options and advised me on the best corrective procedure. I chose implants and have been very satisfied with the overall result. I was quite impressed with Rick's knowledge and build quality of my denture and had minimal follow-up appointments for adjustment.
Joey GraceJoey Grace
22:30 12 Mar 19
My 86 year old mother badly needed new dentures. The last set that she received from a different place, she could never wear the bottoms, even after numerous fittings they still hurt her really badly. Advanced Technique was recommended by a very satisfied customer so I took her there for a complete new set. My mother had an awesome experience! The facilities are very nice and the staff was so friendly and helpful. But my Mom loved Hector Castaneda the best! He made her the most beautiful set of dentures and he was so good to her! They fit perfectly and only the bottoms required one slight adjustment. We recommended Hector to my Mom’s friends and they all loved him too and were very happy with their dentures. We highly recommend Hector Castaneda at Advanced Technique Denture and Implant Solutions.
Keith McNeelyKeith McNeely
19:03 15 Oct 23
Megan Gogowich did an execellent job on my new dendures. Only had 1 Minor adjustment after receiving my new dentures. Highly recommend.
Jackie MarieJackie Marie
22:11 19 Sep 23
Thank you so much to the staff, you are also kind. Rick did an amazing job with my dentures. They feel great, look great. He took it the time to make them perfect . I feel so much better.He was so accommodating as I had difficulty getting there regularly. He is a very kind and thoughtful person.I highly recommend Rick. Thank you so much Rick.Jackie H
Richard BlackerRichard Blacker
01:02 02 Aug 23
being able to eat corn on the cob tells it all. That speaks to the talent to fit a quality denture. Well done
john macdonaldjohn macdonald
16:24 18 Jul 23
The best fitting dentures I ever got to wear from Advance
Cinnamon EllertCinnamon Ellert
05:13 31 May 23
august howardaugust howard
23:50 03 Apr 23
Was very worried about getting upper and lower plates. I had heard stories from friends. So after much research and more research I decided to go with this team and boy am I happy I did! Hector was great and I hardly notice I have them at all! I will have to go for an adjustment but the fit is pretty spot on.
Janet DanilakJanet Danilak
21:44 16 Mar 23
I am so glad I chose Advanced Denture. I got my new dentures just under a month ago and aside from a few minor adjustments I couldn't be happier with the look and fit! I would highly recommend Advanced Denture to anyone who is looking. Kudos to Rick and all his staff for helping me smile again!
Alyson DunsmoreAlyson Dunsmore
21:59 02 Aug 21
Rick and the staff at Advanced Technique will go out of their way to make sure that you are well taken care of for all of your denture and/or implant needs. All of the staff there are so friendly and always smiling - making sure you leave 100% satisfied with your new smile! Would highly recommend them!
Sandy FraserSandy Fraser
14:26 30 Jun 21
All my experiences at this office have been extremely positive.The staff is helpful and accommodating each and every time. Their COVID protocol is very thorough..They make you feel comfortable and relaxed while waiting.Rick takes the time to explain the procedure before and after, he provides you with follow-up tips. This extra care certainly helped put me at ease. My referral to Rick and his staff has been an excellent experience.HIGHLY RECOMMEND Advanced Technique for all your dental needs.
Tanya BillyardTanya Billyard
19:02 18 Mar 21
If you are in need of dentures I HIGHLY recommend Advanced Technique! Everything from the way they handle all of the protocols with the COVID pandemic, to the front desk staff and all the rest of the staff is amazing!! Addy and Dr Lisa Coffin literally made me feel like family! The process of insurance was a breeze also! Prices are much cheaper than anywhere else I looked prior to booking in with them! Thanks guys you rock!!
Len WalkerLen Walker
18:02 16 Mar 19
The clinic is bright and modern. The administrative staff are very helpful coordinating and scheduling appointments. Rick assessed and explained the options and advised me on the best corrective procedure. I chose implants and have been very satisfied with the overall result. I was quite impressed with Rick's knowledge and build quality of my denture and had minimal follow-up appointments for adjustment.
Joey GraceJoey Grace
22:30 12 Mar 19
My 86 year old mother badly needed new dentures. The last set that she received from a different place, she could never wear the bottoms, even after numerous fittings they still hurt her really badly. Advanced Technique was recommended by a very satisfied customer so I took her there for a complete new set. My mother had an awesome experience! The facilities are very nice and the staff was so friendly and helpful. But my Mom loved Hector Castaneda the best! He made her the most beautiful set of dentures and he was so good to her! They fit perfectly and only the bottoms required one slight adjustment. We recommended Hector to my Mom’s friends and they all loved him too and were very happy with their dentures. We highly recommend Hector Castaneda at Advanced Technique Denture and Implant Solutions.
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Rick Paoletti Denturist headshot

Rick is one of the Denturists at Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd.
Rick was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1995, Rick left Lethbridge and re-located to Edmonton, Alberta to attend the Dental Laboratory Technician Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.) which he completed and graduated in 1997. He then returned to Lethbridge and worked for a local dental lab for six years where he was involved with all aspects of dental prosthetics including complete dentures, partial dentures, orthodontic appliances, and implant cases.

In 2002, Rick went back to Edmonton to attend the Denturist Technology Program at N.A.I.T. In 2004, Rick graduated with honours from the Denturist Technology Program. During his attendance in the Denturist Technology Program, Rick worked part time in a denture clinic where he gained a wide range of experience in the Denturist field. Upon completing and graduating from the Denturist Technology Program, Rick interned under a certified Denturist for two years and then completed and passed the Denturist practical exam and became a Certified Denturist to practice in Alberta. Immediately after this achievement, Rick took a small business class and then proceeded to open up his own denture clinic, Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd.

Rick enjoys the Denturist profession and has a passion and desire to create the best possible dentures to meet each individuals needs and to provide the highest level of service to his clients at Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd. We welcome new patients to call our office to make an appointment for a free consultation today.

Hector Castaneda Denturist Headhsot

In January 2014, Hector Castaneda relocated to Lethbridge and is glad to join the Lethbridge community through Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd.

Hector arrived in Canada in December 2004 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Columbia. After earning his Ontario Intra Oral Dental Assistant License, he worked as a Dental Assistant from 2008 to 2010 in London, Ontario. During his former years as a Dentist in Colombia he loved to bring the smile back to patients with complete or partial missing teeth. This passion led him to pursue his Diploma from George Brown College as a Denturist. He was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence and graduated with honours in 2013.

Hector is fluent in both Spanish and English.

AvaDent™ Digital Dentures offer revolutionary, high-tech advantages to denture patients.

Advanced Technique Denture Centre Ltd. is pleased to announce the incorporation of AvaDent™ Digital Dentures into its practice. As one of only a select number of dental practices to offer this breakthrough, digital, CAD / CAM technology, Advance Technique Denture Centre Ltd. can now create an AvaDent Digital Denture with a precise, computer fit, in just two appointments.

Traditional dentures can take as many as five or more appointments. The AvaDent process starts with one convenient appointment to capture the patient’s exact features. The information is then sent to AvaDent’s Scottsdale, AZ facility where your dentures are digitally designed and precision milled from a compressed, pre-shrunk disk of acrylic. A second appointment for fitting and you are done!

AvaDents are more bacteria resistant than traditional fabricated dentures to help eliminate sore spots and “denture breath”. And because AvaDents are digital, each one has a permanent digital record so if they are ever lost or broken they can be replaced quickly and easily without the patient even coming into the practice.

With AvaDent our patients can regain their youthful smile with the natural look and feel they may have thought they had lost forever. “We tell our patients that with AvaDent you can have a smile that is virtually you!”

Equilibrated Complete Dentures, also called “Balanced Dentures”, are a coordinated system of products, instruments and set-up techniques that capture excellent esthetics as well as provide for precision fit with excellent function. The Equilibrated Denture technique was systematically designed to create dentures with ideal form, function and esthetics. It combines proven techniques, technology, and uses the most accurate materials available resulting in:

  • Superior chewing ability.
  • Ultimate fit and comfort.
  • A life-like appearance.
  • Improved Stability.
  • Freedom of movement.
  • Fewer adjustments which means fewer visits to the clinic.

From preliminary impressions through to the finished dentures, specialized procedures, materials and equipment are used to ensure a precise fit to simulate correct jaw movement and function. If you are looking for a denture that is remarkably natural, esthetic in appearance, and functions more like natural teeth, an Equilibrated Denture may be the answer.

When is an immediate denture used? To avoid the situation of being without teeth, we use the immediate denture technique. This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. We are then able to fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth, or make any necessary modifications you may wish. When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is then inserted. In this technique, you have avoided having to go without any teeth while you go through the healing process.

Advanced Technique Denture Centre individually crafts each immediate denture, using only the best materials and techniques to ensure an accurate fit, optimal function, and natural aesthetics.

Things you should know about immediate dentures. Since we are unable to try-in the denture prior to extracting your teeth, certain esthetic compromises may be necessary. This doesn’t present any significant problems, and the results are normally quite good. It is important to follow the postoperative instructions that we give to you and the instructions of your Oral Surgeon very carefully. As healing occurs, the bone and gum tissue recede so denture adjustments may be required. Follow-up appointments at our office are necessary. To maintain the best fit and comfort, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner will be placed in the denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will probably continue to shrink to some degree; however, the rate of change decreases with time. This is a natural occurrence, which is to be expected. After the healing process is complete, your denture(s) will be relined to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.

A reline is a procedure used to re-fit the surface of a denture to a person’s gum. This is done by placing a new acrylic base into the denture, duplicating the new form of the oral structures in the mouth. A reline can bring back suction, comfort, stability and discourage food from going under the denture. Relines are required for when bone and tissues change due to shrinkage. Possible causes for this shrinkage may be post-immediate dentures, tooth loss, weight loss, bone loss in the upper or lower jaw, sickness or disease, and general physiological aging. As a general rule dentures should be relined once every two to three years. Relines are a normal part of denture maintenance and important to the health of the oral tissues and bone support of a denture wearer. We will examine and we can help you understand the circumstances involved in ill-fitting, loose or broken dentures. Not all of these situations will require a new denture. A reline may resolve your problem. The bite position, existing teeth and acrylic base(s) must be in good condition and not worn or stained to provide a reline procedure. An impression of your oral tissue is taken inside your denture(s) to provide a working model. New acrylic base material is added to your denture to produce a correct fit. The appearance of your dentures will not change.

Soft Liners

If you have been experiencing pain through your gums for some time and your denture, even though it has been carefully adjusted, makes your gums hurt and we can’t see anything wrong except that with time your gums have grown thinner and their shape is more pointed. Along with the pain you have also noticed that your lower denture is becoming increasingly loose and uncomfortable. This condition is known as “gum resorption”. Fortunately, a soft liner can assist in solving this problem. Soft liners are a medical grade soft polymer material applied to the tissue-fitting surface of your hard denture base. Soft liners behave like a shock-absorbing cushion when you are chewing. Soft liners can be applied to new dentures, old dentures and reline situations. The soft liner is used in lower dentures and is bonded into your prosthesis. Being more porous, the soft liner adheres better to what remains of your gum, it is less irritating to your tissues and gives your denture more stability. A soft liner can reduce the shrinkage of your gum, which is constantly changing, and make the denture more comfortable to wear.

Benefits of Soft Liners:

After we have meticulously adjusted your dentures fit and you are still unable to find comfort with your denture, you may want to consider a soft liner. Soft liners are appropriate for:
  • flat or nearly flat gum tissues
  • gums with thin tissues over bony areas
  • chronically sore gum tissues

Soft Liner Facts:

  • over twenty years of advances and developments in quality soft liners
  • increased comfort during chewing and daily wear
  • clinical evidence indicating a high acceptance by patients
  • based on patient home care cleaning, soft liners have an average life span of two to three years depending on your physiology

Requirement of Care for Soft Liners

Soft liners require home care and proper cleaning to maintain their vitality. As with all removable dentures, soft liners require regular check up to ensure fit and oral health. To ensure that your new soft liner denture provides continued comfort, you should have it checked every year and replaced when necessary. This will ensure the health of your gums, as well as ensure maximum fit and comfort. If a soft liner is still not reducing the discomfort of your denture, dental implants is the next alternative. Dentures supported by implants are the most effective treatment of mobile dentures causing bone resporption and sores.
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diagram of dentures sitting inside the mouth

A removable partial denture is a dental appliance that replaces single or multiple missing natural teeth. It can be attached to teeth with clasps or it can be attached to teeth with crowns and precision attachments. A partial denture that fills in the space created by missing teeth is essential for many reasons. It can help you to chew food properly, improve speech, give your lips and cheeks support, and prevent your remaining teeth from changing position by drifting into the surrounding spaces. Teeth that are out of position can damage the tissues in the mouth. It is vital to restore the mouth to its original state. Those individuals who currently wear a full upper denture and are missing some lower natural teeth would have great success using a lower partial denture. Upper dentures that are not supported properly by lower teeth can cause many problems. For these individuals, this may result in a poor fitting upper denture causing an increase in bone loss, tissue growth and “sore spots”. A correctly fitted denture results when the fitting surfaces work together in perfect balance.

In most cases, we can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or because of wear and tear. Most repairs can easily be done in one day. If your denture requires a repair, it may be indicative of underlying problems, including age of the denture, worn teeth, or poor fit. We recommend that you call to make an appointment for all repairs. This will ensure we can complete your repair in the shortest time possible.