Advances in dentistry have made many improvements in dentures. They are more natural looking and comfortable than they used to be. You and our dentist will select the teeth, the size of the teeth and shade of you new denture, we offer clear palate and we proudly include you in the process of making your new denture by making several appointments where you’ll have a trial fitting. You’ll be able to see how the denture looks and feels in your mouth. We can make sure that it fits, functions correctly and harmonizes with the rest of your face. This is your denture preview, or “try-in.”
Speaking and eating may feel different with dentures. Be careful when wearing dentures because they may make it harder for you to feel hot foods and liquids. Also, you may not notice things like bones in your mouth. You will have to learn how to use and adjust to your dentures. For some people, this can take up to several months. Learning to chew food with complete dentures takes patience and practice. You might have to cut your food into smaller pieces than you did in the past when you had natural teeth.
The following information will be helpful to you:
- The First Few Weeks: New dentures always feel strange when first placed in your mouth. Several days or even a few weeks will be required for you to feel accustomed to them.
- Sore Spots: Usually, your mouth will have a few “sore spots” after wearing the dentures for 24 hours. Don’t worry about these areas. They can be relieved with very little effort during your appointment. Just call us to make these appointment.
- Cleaning the Dentures and Your Mouth: Your dentures can be cleaned by using a soft bristle toothbrush and mild toothpaste. Denture soaks are also useful for the denture. Brush your gums with a regular toothbrush once per day to toughen and clean them. You may leave the dentures in or out of your mouth at night, depending on your preference. If they are out of your mouth, leave them soaking in water to avoid warping of the splint.
Yes, dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Look into our implant segment in this website.
Benefits of Flexible Partial Dentures
You will benefit from the natural tissue blend effect of the thin clasp design and the translucency that picks up the natural tissue tone. Virtually invisible, these removable Partials give you the confidence you want in each and every smile.
Partial dentures constructed with this material can be made very thin, reducing the bulk required for strength in acrylic base materials. The thinness yields more sensation while the flexibility of the material absorbs a portion of the shock of movement under mastication. From the initial insertion through continued wear, you will experience both minimal obstruction and minimal reaction to the stresses normally produced by rigid base materials.
This removable partial will provide exceptional compressive, impact and bending strength and will not deteriorate chemically when it comes into contact with the fluids, bacteria and physical environment of the mouth.
It is monomer-free and hypo-allergenic.
The flexibility of the resin achieves the effect of a stress-breaker without attachments. The gingiva tissue is gently stimulated under mastication, and unnatural stresses on the remaining teeth are substantially reduced.
Unilateral Partial Denture
The unilateral restoration provides our patients with an esthetic, functional design alternative to conventional cross-arch partial dentures.
Base combined with the thin clasp designs provide maximum retention, stability and esthetic appeal.
Bilateral Partial Denture
The metal-free, flexible Partial provides a fully-functional, yet esthetically superior, removable partial denture. Patients who have worn both conventional metal partials and Partials report that this type of partial feels more natural in the mouth because of the thinness and lightweight design of the material.
Additionally, patients report that give them more confidence when smiling and appearing in public because of excellent retention and the thin clasp designs.
Combination with Cast Partial Framework Denture
The partial denture can also be used with cast metal frameworks for natural-appearing esthetics. The combination of the cast metal framework provides enhanced stability because of the metal occlusal rests and the lingual rest seats, and is indicated for free end-saddle cases.