HIGH-END QUALITY COMPLETE DENTURES
Complete dentures are fabricated using the best quality american materials, with either porcelain or acrylic teeth. They are removable appliances and they are used to replace missing teeth as well as surrounding tissue. Complete dentures are indicated for patients that are missing all their teeth, either in their upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Here, at UltraDent Dental Clinic we use very experienced lab technicians that following the dentist?s indications will design your dentures to closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile. Dentures will provide the support needed to prevent the surrounding facial muscles from sagging, and consequently give you a much younger and healthier appearance.
Here at Ultradent, we are all dedicated to please our patients as humanly possible. We will make your dentures step by step, and just before we finish them, we will fit them in your mouth with the teeth mounted in a wax frame. We will show them to you, and according to your personal final indications, we will then be able to correct them until the last detail Then and only until then, we will proceed to finish them, and of course, we will make sure that you will get a set of dentures you will feel very comfortable with, and also very proud of.
COMPLETE DENTURES WITH EXTRACTIONS
If you need to have dentures (either top, bottom or both) and at the same time you need to have some or all of your teeth extracted due to severe gum disease, generalized infection, bone structure loss, or any other valid reason, we will be able to take impressions, run fittings in your first appointment, and fabricate your denture(s), so they will be ready 24 hours later. Next, we will extract your teeth and fit the denture(s) in, right away. This procedure is called immediate prosthesis. If you decide to have your denture(s) done this way, (recommended), you will not have to be without teeth any single day. In the following two or three months after the teeth are extracted and due to the normal gum shrinkage, you may need to have a temporary reline, which is the correction of the inside part of the denture(s) so they will be adjusted to the new shape of your gums. About six months after the extractions, when your gums will be permanently healed and shaped, we recommend you to have a new set of dentures that will perfectly fit you totally healed gums and will remain with no significant change for many years to come.Here at Ultradent, we are all dedicated to please our patients as humanly possible. We will make your dentures step by step, and just before we finish them, we will fit them in your mouth with the teeth mounted in a wax frame. We will show them to you, and according to your personal final indications, we will then be able to correct them until the last detail Then and only until then, we will proceed to finish them, and of course, we will make sure that you will get a set of dentures you will feel very comfortable with, and also very proud of.
If your loose denture is causing you to:
- Be afraid to laugh, smile or speak in public
- Miss out on life’s simple pleasures
- Miss eating your favorite foods
Then it’s time to enhance your life with the IMTEC Denture Stabilization System!
Visit Ultradent Clinic in the morning, have the mini implants placed in less than two hours, then go out and enjoy your favorite lunch. Eat comfortably, have a pleasant conversation, laugh and talk with confidence. Your denture feels secure and is being held firmly in place. All of this is available at an extremely affordable price.
How do mini implants broaden my options?
Dental implant therapy has been one of the most significant advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. Hundred of thousands of grateful denture patients have experienced the immediate improvement in their quality of life and confidence that long term denture stability brings. Several different types of implants and restorations are available. The choice depends upon the amount of bone available, the patient’s general health and restoration preferences. We’ll discuss the options that will work best for you.
IMTEC, a 3M Company, revolutionized dentistry with the introduction of the minimally invasive implants for denture stabilizations. These small diameter implants (around 2mm diameter) enable dentists to broaden the spectrum of patients that can be treated. “The MDI Denture Stabilization System was developed in order to provide greater denture stability for those patients who cannot withstand the rigor of conventional implant surgery, who do not have enough bone to allow for full sized implants to be placed or those that are seeking an option with a lower cost than traditional implant treatment.”
Enjoy chewing your food without the need of dental adhesive
What is the MDI Denture Stabilization System?
The MDI System consists of a miniature titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket with a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture firmly in place. When seated the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
How are MDI Mini Implants placed?
Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly and easily in a process performed at our office, with local anesthesia. Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI Implants are place into the jawbone. The heads of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and provide a strong, solid foundation for securing your dentures. Because of the minimally invasive nature of this procedure MDI placement doesn’t require a lengthy healing period, meaning dentures can be stabilized the same day the mini implants are placed
What will my first day be like?
Leave the denture in place for the first 48 hours after MDI placement. You should not experience any excessive bleeding. There will be some mild discomfort, but this should be minimal and controlled by the pain medication you have been given. If needed, take the pain medication only as directed. The denture should feel secure. You may eat as soon as you wish to, but avoid excessively hard or sticky foods for the period of time we will recommend. Upon removing the denture, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash. IMTEC also recommends using an ACCESS™ Toothbrush. It has been specifically designed to clean your implants and gently stimulate the surrounding gum tissue.
How do I place and remove my dentures?
The implants and the o-ring fixtures must be clean and free from debris. Grasp the denture with both hands and lightly seat the denture, feeling that the O-rings are resting above the ball head of the implants, then press down firmly and equally on both sides. Make sure that you feel the implant heads easily fitting each O-ring. You will feel the denture snap in to place. If you have trouble seating your denture, first make sure that the implants and denture are absolutely clean. Second, make sure that you feel the implants resting over each socket. A light touch will give you the best results. Remember to push downward equally on both sides. If you are still experiencing difficulty, see if a spouse or family member can assist you in placing the denture.
To remove the denture, place your thumbs under each side of the lower denture rim and push both sides upward at the same time. The tongue can also assist in this simple removal process.
What about care and maintenance?
You must brush and clean the ball of the implants as if they were your natural teeth. As with natural teeth, food and bacterial debris (plaque) must be removed after meals. If not removed, the plaque will cause inflammation of the gums and can be forced into the o-ring fixtures, causing improper seating and loss of retention. The o-ring fixtures must also be cleaned out.
The ACCESS™ Toothbrush has been specifically designed for optimum cleaning of the implant fixtures. Ultrasonic cleaners are ideal for insuring that the retaining fixtures are kept clean and free from food impaction and debris. Use either mouthwash or a 50-50 peroxide solution in the ultrasonic cleaner. A “Water-Pic” may also be used to rinse out the denture fixtures. Do not use effervescent cleansers, as these may deteriorate o-rings. If the denture does not remain firmly in place, call us, we will schedule a check-up. And at that time the condition of the implant, your gums, and the O-rings will be evaluated and properly maintained.