Occasionally, it is difficult to adapt to full or partial dentures. At first they may feel loose, bulky and awkward while speaking. For a quicker adjustment period, follow these instructions:
- At first, wear your dentures all the time.
- Do not use adhesive unless Bello-Burgos Smiles advises you to do so.
- You should remove your dentures when you go to sleep.
- After removing dentures, clean with a toothbrush and place in a bowl of water. They can be soaked in a commercial denture cleanser, but brushing them is essential.
- Any signs of "sore spots," discomfort, or looseness that is causing you difficulty should be brought to our attention.
Never adjust the dentures yourself. Every person and every mouth is different; therefore, adjustment periods will vary.
Please remember that it will take time for you to become completely comfortable with your new teeth.
Full Arch Dentures
A full arch denture is a removable tooth replacement option for those who need all their teeth replaced. They can be crafted to provide the characteristics (tooth shape and color) the patient desires. Advances have been made in the materials used for dentures and in the way they are designed. If you already have dentures (partial or full arch) you may be experiencing a loose fit or denture slipping. This can lead to gum sores, can affect your chewing and your speech and decrease your confidence when speaking and/or laughing with others. We can help restore your dentures to the correct fit.
Implant Supported Dentures
This implant technique, is the optimal solution for those who have lost or are about to lose all of their upper and/or lower teeth. It's a procedure that comes closest to having a new set of permanent teeth.
An over denture fits on top of natural teeth or dental implants. Many patients suffer with ill fitting and loose dentures that move or even fall out when speaking or eating. One way of solving this problem is to construct a dental plate that goes over and attaches to something underneath it. Keeping a few natural teeth or placing dental implants in the bone under the denture also helps keep the jaw bone healthy. This avoids much of the natural jaw bone loss often seen after teeth are removed. Traditional over dentures go over natural teeth. A denture can be made that goes over and attaches to one or both cuspids. Implants supported over dentures fit on top of dental implants. A retainer bar or retention balls are placed on the implants and special attachments are inserted into the denture to grab onto these retention devices. A new method using mini implant dentures is becoming increasingly popular. Mini implants are very thin, long titanium implants that screw into the jaw bone. They can be placed and old dentures can often be retrofitted to the implant.
Implants allow you to wear full dentures and partial dentures without fear that they will slip or fall out. A "snap-in" denture is an implant supported, removable denture. The snap-in feature is available for upper or lower dentures. Having implant supported dentures allows for the base of the denture to be made much smaller and more comfortable. Implant supported dentures enhance chewing and speaking. Never again will you have to worry about your teeth falling out when you eat, laugh or speak. You will regain chewing function and enjoy some forgotten foods.
Cutter Bar Dentures
The Cutter Bar is a thin ribbon of hard metal set on edge in whiter resin. It replaces back denture teeth and is virtually invisible. The flat plane of the upper mashes against an identical one mounted on the lower denture operate in a chop-chop action. They crush and pulverize nuts, vegetables and other challenging foods into pulp in short order.
This type of denture is made to be placed in the mouth immediately after you have all your natural teeth extracted. This allows you to leave the office without the embarrassment of having no teeth while the gums heal from the extraction. The denture is made to conform to your mouth at the moment impressions were taken. Your gums will change drastically over the next few months and it is possible that the dentures will rub against the gums causing some soreness until the denture is adjusted. Most patients will require a realignment of their denture within the first few months due to the gums shrinking from the extraction of teeth. Another benefit of immediate dentures is the fact that the dentures act as a bandage to the extraction sites which covers the tooth sockets and prevents them from becoming irritated. Just remember, never remove the denture yourself, even for a brief moment unless your dentist has instructed you to. The gums have a tendency to swell when uncovered at first; and if you are without your dentures for a little while, they may never go back in.
European Denture Technique
One of the most common complaints from denture wearers is that their dentures look like "false teeth," causing them to be self-conscious and smile less. This complaint is usually accompanied by shortcomings in the ability to chew and overall discomfort they experience.
With the custom fit and design of Ivoclar dentures, wearers experience a more "natural look" and benefit from the unique Ivoclar design for better chewing. Ivoclar dentures appear more natural because they are designed and handcrafted especially to complement your personality, age, sex and physical appearance.
Bello-Burgos Smiles and their staff take special measurements that allow them to duplicate natural characteristics of your teeth in their own lab, using the Ivoclar precision denture technique. The denture teeth are manufactured layer by layer to respond to light just like natural tooth enamel, giving you the most natural appearance possible.
Ivoclar dentures offer more than just an attractive denture that will enhance your appearance. These dentures are also designed to provide better chewing and biting than normal dentures because of the unique occlusal design of the lower teeth, providing unusual cutting and chewing features that allow better functioning for patients. Every Ivoclar wearer enjoys high-quality dentures that provide stability, optimal chewing efficiency and comfort.
Ideally, dentures should be replaced every five years. If you already have dentures, it may be time to discover what we can do for your smile.
We are constantly improving our dentures to increase patient confidence, comfort and satisfaction. Our dentures can improve your life, in terms of both appearance and function. Like so many of our patients you'll only wish you would've gotten them sooner!
Denture Comfort Brand
Denture Comfort is a manufacturer of immediate loading narrow-diameter implants for over dentures. Denture Comfort is a simple and affordable alternative to traditional, larger implant-supported dentures. The procedure consists of placing four narrow-bodied titanium implants into the toothless jaw, usually toward the front. Denture Comfort implants can be placed in a normal or thin ridge. A cushioning silicone relining material is placed inside the denture to fit snugly over and around the short, protruding heads of the small implants so that the person's denture can be securely and confidently retained. The surgical procedure is truly minimally invasive - meaning, there are no stitches, and takes approximately an hour. Patients can walk out of the office wearing their secure lower dentures. The lower denture will fit more comfortably and properly support the facial features that were previously lost. Patients feel better about their smile, facial appearance, chewing ability and denture function. Patients will be able to keep their dentures in place while sleeping, brush them in the morning and treat them like normal teeth.
Soft dentures are a flexible alternative to more common hard dentures crafted out of acrylic. These dentures don't require adhesives and adjust to the shape of the gums for greater comfort. Soft dentures are only called that because the inner lining is soft. They're otherwise similar to ordinary dentures, which can be altered to have flexible linings.
Removable partial dentures are composed of a metal framework with plastic teeth and gum areas. The framework includes metal clasps or other attachments, which hold the denture in place. Partial dentures are removed easily for cleaning.
Clasps are C-shaped, I-shaped, and Y-shaped parts of the denture framework that fit around neighboring natural teeth. These teeth may require shaping to help hold the clasps and keep the denture securely in place.
Flexible Partial Dentures
Flexible partials are very comfortable. They are made from the latest technology in thermoplastic resins.
Depending upon your condition, flexible partials may be all thermoplastic or they may be combined with Vitallium bio-compatible metal for increased strength.
Precision partial dentures are retained in the mouth by interlocking components. A specially shaped extension of the partial fits snugly into or onto a receiving area or projection of a natural tooth that has been crowned. This makes for anti-slip dentures that won't move or come out when you speak or chew.
Temporary or interim appliances serve many useful purposes and are often an integral part of a prosthetic treatment plan. These appliances can be designed to be either fixed or removable. This simple appliance is excellent for temporary replacement of front teeth while the patient is waiting for a permanent bridge, a partial, or implants. This removable interim bridge is made of a clear vacuum-formed material. The appliance simply snaps into place.