can improve chewing
ability, speech, provide support for facial muscles, give support to the
cheeks and lips to greatly enhance your facial appearance and smile.
Complete or full denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and
adjacent tissue. They are made when all of your natural teeth are missing.
You can have one on your upper or lower jaw, or both. Complete dentures are
either "conventional" or "immediate.
provide you with a natural personalized denture!
dentures are a complete smile makeover with increased
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The denture process normally
takes about one month. Here is what is involved:
A realistic and honest evaluation of old dentures must be discussed.
we will get to know what you want in your denture.
We are very comfortable with older adult patients
since we have over 30 years of experience meeting
their dental needs. We have matured along with
our patients. Older patients are fun to talk
to, and they are easy to communicate with. An initial diagnosis is made.
Impressions of your jaw, along with measurement of how your jaws relate to
one another and how much space is between them or bite relationship it
taken. the color or shade of your teeth will also be determined either
from your natural teeth or a denture you may already be wearing. The
impression, bit and shade are sent to the dental lab so it can be made
just for you.
The dental lab makes a model of your jaw,
places the teeth in a wax base, and carves the wax to the exact form wanted
in the finished denture. Usually a "wax try-in" of the
denture will be done so adjustments can be done before the denture are
completed. This assure proper color, shape and fit.
The denture is completed in the lab using the
"lost wax" technique. A mold of the wax-up denture is made,
the wax is removed and the remaining space is filed with pink plastic in
dough form. The mold is than heated to harden the plastic. The denture
is polished and ready for the try in appointment
Placement and adjustments to fine tune the
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Lab making a denture.
Remember that gum
tissue is in a constant state of change but dentures do not change.
So, periodic relining of your denture will be
necessary. Dentures typically need to be relined or remade every 3-5
It is very
important that we see you yearly to evaluate your gum tissue and bone condition
to determine their state of health.
placement appointment we will provide you with a guarantee that we will
adjust your denture for six months after placement at no
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Denture News Updates
Elderly Nutrition: It's Not The Dentures, But
How They Fit
Although many older people
don't get the nutrients they need, the risk of having a poor
diet is higher in people who are missing teeth or have
ill-fitting dentures, according to a recent study. It
shocked researchers to learn that it didn't matter if people had
dentures or not — it was how the dentures were maintained.
Nutrition is important at all
ages, but is especially important in older people, who often
have other medical conditions or complications. For example,
protein and zinc deficiencies can weaken the body's immune
system, and decreased vitamin C intake can increase the risk of periodontal
disease and peripheral artery disease.
Having a bottom denture
that fits correctly is more important to nutrient intake than
having a well-fitting top denture. Tooth loss causes
underlying bone loss in the jaw, which can alter the fit of
dentures gradually until they no longer fit properly.
"Maintain your health
and your teeth and keep them as long as you can."
**"Wound up over Dentures?",
Stan Goff, Dental Products Report pg 12-20 7/04
The research appears in the
October 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Dental