Brevard County Dentures serving Melbourne, Rockledge, Viera and Merritt Island.
Brevard County Denture Specialists
Serving Rockledge, Viera, Melbourne, Merritt Island and surrounding areas!
At Ocean Breeze Dental in Rockledge, Fl we have earned the right to boast that we make some of the finest Dentures in all of Brevard County. Our dentures are custom-made in our very own dental laboratory by our master technician with over 15 years of experience. We strive to ensure that our dentures fit with superior precision, providing the patient with maximum comfort and full satisfaction.
Having complete dentures will help with chewing as well as support of one's facial structure and improve speech. No matter which kind of dentures you choose, you can be assured to receive natural-looking false teeth that match your facial structure and desired tooth color. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, our dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Immediate Full Denture
Whether from periodontal disease, malnutrition or genetic disorders, sometimes it is necessary for us to extract all of a patient's lower or upper teeth. While this can be devastating, dentures can provide a second chance at a beautiful smile.
An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. (Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit.) While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined or re-made several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.
Conventional Full Denture
A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are either without teeth or are wearing an immediate denture. With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
How long before I get used to my dentures?
New dentures may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few weeks or even months. Eating and speaking with dentures often takes a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Excessive saliva flow, feeling like ones tongue does not have adequate room, and minor irritation or soreness is also not unusual.
What can be done if I’m still not happy with the fit of my dentures?
If you find yourself using denture adhesive regularly or struggling with the loose feeling that many patients experience with a lower denture, than mini implants for denture support, or another type of dental implant restoration may be the right choice for you. Our dentists and staff will be glad to discuss either of these treatment options with you. It might even be possible to place and attach the implants to your denture the same day.
Two locator attachments added to existing denture following placement of conventional implants.
How long do dentures last?
Over a period of time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means replacing the flesh colored portion while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see your dentist annually for a checkup. Our patients typically get anywhere from 5-20 years out of their dentures.
Here are tips for caring for your dentures:
- When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped.
- Don't let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you're not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp.
- Brushing your dentures daily will remove food deposits and plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained. At your annual check-up we will use an ultrasonic cleaner and a polishing wheel to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
- See your dentist if your dentures break, chip, and crack or become loose. Don't be tempted to adjust them yourself this can damage them beyond repair.