We provide Immediate Dentures

Don’t Wait for Your Dentures

While it’s recommended that you give yourself at least an eight-week adjustment period between having your natural teeth extracted and inserting complete dentures, most patients just don’t want to wait that long. Therefore, Shreve Denture Clinic also provides immediate dentures, which are dentures that are created before your natural teeth are extracted.

Denture Relines May Be Required

Immediate dentures are inserted into your mouth after the extraction process to provide you with a complete set of functioning teeth, ensuring that you never have to be without your smile. Be advised that because your teeth may shift slightly while your gums are healing, you may require a denture reline or adjustment during those initial six months.

The Best of
Both Worlds

What if you could have it all? Immediate dentures so that you would never have to be without your teeth and more custom-made precision dentures after you heal. At Shreve Denture Clinic we offer a solution which satisfies all your needs. First, you will have your teeth removed and Temporary Transitional dentures will be placed in your mouth while you heal. Then once your healing is complete, we will custom fabricate new dentures which will fit better and look exactly the way you want your smile to appear. The healing process is hard to predict and sometimes your mouth changes quite drastically making the immediate dentures both uncomfortable and not as visually appealing as they were when they were first placed. This process allows us to really ensure that your dentures meet all your needs both aesthetically and functionally.

Have Questions?
Contact Us Today!

Should you have any questions about immediate dentures, please feel free to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. We would be more than happy to help guide you through the process and address any concerns you may have.

Have Questions?
Contact Us Today!

Should you have any questions about immediate dentures, please feel free to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. We would be more than happy to help guide you through the process and address any concerns you may have.

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Shelly Basden

Office Manager

Shelly, our Office Manager, joined our team after graduating from the Medical Office Assisting program in 2022. She brings a tremendous amount of experience as she managed our local M&M Food Market for 22 years as well as holds a degree in Office Administration.

She is the first face you see when you walk in our doors, she keeps us all organized and is continually busy creating new and creative ways to improve our care for our patients.  She looks for ways through social media to inspire a welcome change to connect with our patients.

Shelly, who resides here in Leamington, is married to her long-time partner Joe and together they have four children and a feline companion, Noel.  Shelly enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in her backyard where her and her husband have created an outdoor oasis!

When asked what she loves most about working at Shreve Denture Clinic, Shelly stated that she appreciates that the denturists make everyone feel so welcome and comfortable visiting their office. Working at Shreve Denture Clinic has been life changing for her and she couldn’t ask for a better place to work.

Joanna Leong, R.D.T.

Laboratory Technician

Joanna started her career in dental technology at George Brown College. She found that the program combined her passion for arts and science, and still loves the work she does. She is the one person that you don’t usually see when you visit us here at Shreve Denture Clinic, but without her, you would never have the beautiful smile you deserve.

She’s been in the dental field for 23+ years, including owning her own lab and keeping up to date by attending many seminars throughout her career. We have had the pleasure of having Joanna on our team for the past two years.

Joanna is happily married to her husband, Carl and resides here in Leamington. She has a passion for baking, cooking and animals of any kind. Joanna is adored by her family kitten, Catrina and has a knack for building strong relationships with the neighborhood cats.

Joanna shows a lot of pride in her work and is extremely meticulous. She never lets one case go without paying attention to all the fine details. She works hard to ensure each patient that we treat is happy. When asked why she enjoys working here at Shreve Denture Clinic, Joanna states “I appreciate how Kristin and Claudia take their time with each patient to ensure each case is done properly, which allows me to complete my work to the high standards we strive for.

Kristin Shreve Swayze, DD


When Kristin was just a teenager contemplating her future, she wanted a career that would give her a challenge as well as the opportunity to work closely people. After attending high school in Chatham, Ontario Kristin decided to attend the Dental Assisting program at Fanshawe College. After receiving her certification from Fanshawe in 2003, Kristin then went on to specialize and attended the Denturism program at George Brown College, graduating in 2006.

Kristin has been in the dental field for over 17 years which began with her joining a local denture practice which she eventually purchased in 2010 and with that Shreve Denture Clinic was born. She has since expanded the practice and has hired three employees as well as an associate denturist. Kristin can also offer her patients expert advice for all their dental implant needs and is deeply passionate about bringing advanced yet affordable implant solutions to her patients. Between Kristin and her team, Shreve Denture Clinic now has a combined 85 years of dental experience.

Kristin and her husband Kris have been married for 9 years and they are proud parents of an adorable 1-year-old boy named Kerrigan and an energetic dog named Dexter. Kristin is an avid football fan and enjoys attending games and spending time travelling with her family.

Kristin strives to provide a positive experience for all of her patients and ensure they feel welcome and comfortable while in the dental chair. When asked what she loves most about working with her patients, she said “I love being able to give my patients back their confidence through their smile. It is such an amazing feeling when someone says that their life is better because of their dentures”.