Dentures (porcelain and acrylic)
Serving Brevard County including Melbourne, Rockledge, Viera and Merritt Island.
At Ocean Breeze Dental we have earned the right to boast that we make some of the finest dentures in all of Brevard County. They are custom-made in our very own dental laboratory by our master technician with over 20 years of experience. We strive to ensure that they fit with superior precision, providing the patient with maximum comfort and full satisfaction.
Having complete dentures will help with chewing, as well as support facial structure and improve speech. No matter which kind you choose, you can be assured to receive natural-looking false teeth that match your facial structure and desired tooth color. While they 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 they 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 it 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 covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
Here are tips for caring for your dentures:
- When handling them, stand over a folded towel or basin of water; they are delicate and may break if dropped.
- Don't let them 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 them 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 them, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting them. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
- See your dentist if they break, chip, and crack or become loose. Don't be tempted to adjust them yourself this can damage them beyond repair.