A denture is a removable appliance that is used to replace a natural missing teeth. A denture helps restore proper chewing function and provides necessary support for your cheek and lips. There are generally three types of dentures that Drs. Klein and Rubinstein offer, which include full dentures, implant supported overdentures, and partial dentures.
At Drs. Klein and Rubinstein, modern dental technology is used to personalize dentures and make them as natural looking as the teeth you were born with. We personalize dentures by considering everything from the shape of your face, skin tone, and gender before creating a denture that offers the most harmonious interplay of individual tooth form, size, color, and arrangement. In addition, by using the latest materials such as dental implants, injection moulding, and flexi-partials, Drs. Klein and Rubinstein can fabricate dentures that are virtually undetectable, exceptionally strong, and comfortable.
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A full denture is a removable appliance that is used after all remaining teeth in an arch have been removed. A full denture can be "conventional" or "immediate".
A conventional full denture is fabricated after all teeth have been extracted and the gums and bone have had ample time to heal (around 6 months). Fabrication of the denture usually requires four visits and about 3-4 weeks to complete. In order to assure the best possible fit and esthetics for their dentures, Drs. Klein and Rubinstein fabricate custom fitting impression trays and have a denture try-in visit where both patient and doctor can assess the esthetics and fit of denture prior to completion.
Unlike a conventional denture, an immediate denture is fabricated prior to removing your teeth and is inserted on the same day your teeth are extracted. The benefit of an immediate denture is that you won't have to be without teeth for any period of time while your gums and bone are healing. After teeth are extracted the healing process takes about six months and during this time the bone and gums remodel and shrink which will eventually lead to loose fitting dentures. It is for this reason that immediate dentures are considered a temporary denture and will need to be relined or replaced with a permanent conventional denture.
A partial denture denture is removable appliance that replaces missing teeth when there are least two healthy teeth to support it. Partial dentures contain all the teeth that are missing as well as a metal frame and hooks that hold onto natural remaining teeth for support. A partial denture not only replaces missing teeth but also prevents remaining teeth from shifting and enhances ones ability to chew. Fabrication time and process for partials is similar to a complete denture.
In more esthetically demanding cases, Drs. Klein and Rubinstein will fabricate flexible partial dentures. The benefit of these dentures is that instead of metal hooks that hold onto remaining teeth, flexi-partials have plastic hooks that match the color of the gums and teeth and create a much more natural looking partial.
In cases where patients have a limited amount of bone or a more tightly fitting full denture is desired, Drs. Klein and Rubinstein can fabricate an overdenture. An overdenture is a full denture that is usually supported by two to four dental implants that are placed into the jaw. The overdenture will snap onto the implants creating a rigid and tight connection. The result is a a denture that is very secure and allows for much greater chewing ability then a conventional denture. Drs. Klein and Rubinstein have an oral surgeon on-site who places the implants helping make the overdenture process much easier.