Typical dentures conspicuously appear artificial. Among the most common complaints from individuals with traditional dentures is the appearance of “false teeth” accompanied by the shortcomings of and the discomfort caused by the appliance while chewing and talking. Thornton Park Dental Arts offers custom dentures, each of which are professionally made and tailored to each patient both for a natural and lifelike appearance and superior, lasting comfort. If you seek high-quality dentures that are custom-made to complement your appearance, personality, and smile, contact a dentist in Orlando, FL, with our clinic today.
A denture is a removable appliance that is inserted into the mouth in order to replace natural teeth and provide structural support to the cheeks and lips. Conventional dentures are made after tooth extraction, once the tissues and gums are healed. An immediate denture is created prior to the extractions and then placed immediately following the tooth extraction procedure, allowing the tissues underneath to heal.
Specialty dentures from our dentist office in downtown Orlando are professionally crafted for the right fit, with multiple material options for premier comfort, appearance, and function. Wearing dentures does not have to be uncomfortable or unattractive — our Orlando dentists utilize advanced techniques for creating custom dentures that appear as natural teeth, won’t slip, and allow patients to eat and speak comfortably.
There are numerous benefits to custom dentures, including the following advantages. For more information about the available dental services at our clinic or to schedule a dentist appointment, contact Thornton Park Dental Arts today!
We know that your dentures need to both look and feel natural. That’s why we offer a number of tooth colors, shapes, and sizes. Achieve your perfect smile with multiple types of dentures, including full and partial dentures, that best accommodates your natural smile and facial structure. Choose from one of many gum shades, textures, and ridging options for a unique, high-quality denture that can help revitalize your smile and oral health.
Gum ridging pertains to details in the roof of the upper denture that simulates the ridges which naturally occur on the roof of the mouth. In addition to a natural appearance, ridging provides leverage to the tongue during talking and helps rotate the food around the palate during eating.
To give your dentures a natural appearance, our office offers a wide range of realistic gum color and shade options for partial and full dentures, so you can select the look that best suits your smile. Call us to get started!
Custom dentures provide patients with the opportunity to select among multiple options with regard to gum texture, such as carved bumps, ridges, fibers, and even vein-like details for a natural look to the gumline.
In order to provide our patients with the highest-quality dentures that best mimic their natural smile, the denture process includes the following steps, among others. Contact our denture specialists today for more information about getting dentures or to schedule a consultation.
One of the most important aspects of the denture fabrication process is balancing the patient’s bite. If occlusion — or the fit of the teeth of both the lower jaw and the corresponding teeth of the upper jaw when the mouth is at rest — is not properly balanced, the dentures can become cracked, worn, or broken, and temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, may occur as a result.
Dental X-rays are commonly taken during the denture process in order to analyze the facial structure of the patient for the fabrication of dentures. The dentist may also take intraoral photographs of the patient’s mouth, which are later sent to the laboratory to help the lab artist best match the prosthesis to the patient’s natural gum color and overall smile.
While crafting new dentures, our dentists carefully simulate the natural gums of the patient, which is particularly important for when the lip rises above the teeth when the patient smiles, talks, or eats. The simulation of natural features likewise incorporates the process of choosing gum shades, textures, and ridges.
The denture procedure begins with an analysis of the patient’s facial features, during which measurements of the patient’s teeth are taken in order to determine the ideal placement of prosthetic teeth into the denture base plate for a comfortable fit, superior function, and a natural appearance. Factors taken into consideration include the size, shape, and length of the teeth; how far back the teeth should sit within the mouth; the number of teeth shown when the patient smiles; and the available space between the upper and lower teeth while the mouth is at rest.
Another preliminary step in the denture process is denture impressions. Our dentist will make a model of the patient’s mouth with pre-sized trays. For replacement of full dentures, the dentist may choose to use the patient’s existing dentures as a custom-fitted tray. A preview of the new teeth will be set in wax before the final processing of the denture. Your dentist will ensure the proper function and check that the size, shape, and position of the teeth appear natural.
Our dentures are heat injection-molded and pressure-cured, which effectively reduces the sizes of pores within the denture material. Our innovative process of creating specialty dentures likewise promotes improved denture polishing, for less denture staining and greater defenses against bacteria, plaque, and odor. For more information about our custom denture fabrication process, contact our denture clinic today.
The best way to ensure a long lifespan for your custom dentures is to perform proper denture care each and every day. Dentures, just as with natural teeth, require daily maintenance to remain clean and to prevent the growth of bacteria within the mouth. To keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy, abide by the instructions provided to you by the dentist. Consider the following tips to help prevent the need for premature denture repair or replacement.