Dentures

DanSoDental Lab with Dentures

Dentures restore independence to those who are struggling with their dental health. Danso Dental Lab offers three different types of dentures: Full Denture, Partial Denture and Flexiable Denture. Our denture lab is experienced with balanced occlusion and lingualized occlusion to give your patients the comfort and function they expect. No matter which denture type your patient selects, whether it’s a Full Denture, Partial Denture and Flexiable Denture, they will be satisfied for years to come with comfortable dentures and a beautiful smile.
Additionally, as we are a full service dental lab, we offer stay plates. One popular over denture option includes a milled titanium bar interfacing with virtually all implant systems. We also have options to retain your patients’ dentures with attachments which works with implant retained hybrids and other case designs. No matter how unique your patients’ needs are, Danso Dental Lab is the denture manufacturer that can deliver premium satisfaction.

Full Dentures

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Full dentures are made of a plastic base that is colored in order to replicate gum tissue and supports a full set of plastic or porcelain teeth. The traditional full denture is held in the mouth by forming a seal with the gums. They can also be held in place by attaching to dental implants that are surgically placed in the bone of the jaws. This treatment is much more expensive than the traditional complete denture.

Process

  • Primary impressions. Similar to taking them for a partial denture, except this will involve using a different type of tray to accommodate the fact that there are no teeth. Zinc oxide eugonal, impression compound, alginate or silicone materials may all be used depending on what the dentist prefers. The key here is to get the full extension of where the denture will sit in the impression and this may involve modifying the borders first with something called greenstick to make sure your muscles attachments are nicely recorded. I like to wipe alginate all up inside the lips and cheeks to stop air bubbles- gets a bit messy but gives a good impression.
  • Secondary impressions. These may not be needed if the stock tray and first impression is good enough. If it isn’t, a special tray that fits the individual shape of your mouth will be requested from the lab and a new impression taken- this is called the master impression and it will be poured up to make a model of your mouth on which the complete denture will be made. When taking impressions the dentist needs to mould the impression to the muscles of your cheeks, tongue and lips. To do this they will gently pull and massage them whilst holding the tray down and ask you to stick your tongue out and from side to side. They may ask you to purse your lips, say ‘ooooh’ and ‘eeeeh’ and swallow. There are time when modifications to the techniques may be needed e.g. for a flabby ridge.
  • The bite. If you only have all your teeth missing in one arch the process is slightly simpler and a combination of the description here and the one for partial dentures is used. What I am about to describe is for complete dentures on the top and bottom- it is one of the trickiest things to get exactly right in dentistry. Because you have no teeth, you have no natural biting position so we have to use the only reproducible position you have- RCP which I explained. See- Partial dentures. Here we will use two wax bite blocks to record how you close your jaw together and give the technician, the necessary information to set up your teeth.

Partial Dentures

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We offer several types of partial dentures – cast metal, flexible and acrylic. The cast metal and flexible partials are our best partials. Please check with us to learn which partials we provide.

Cast Metal Partial Denture

The cast metal partial denture is stronger, less bulky and offers a great fit. This partial has a metal framework to which our on-site laboratory will attach higher-quality denture teeth.

Flexible Partial

The flexible partial is made from a special material that gives you added comfort and fit.

Flexiable Dentures

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The innovation of the flexible partial denture in the 1950s paved the way for a new type of partial denture, which provides excellent aesthetics and comfort for patients who prefer to wear a removable denture rather than a fixed restoration such as a dental bridge or dental implants. By using a flexible base, the restoration can adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth.

Want Flexibility ?

Flexible partial dentures such as those are custom-fabricated in a dental laboratory. They are prescription-only products that are placed by a licensed dentist after an impression of your mouth has been taken. Most flexible partial dentures involve very simple preparation because your natural teeth don’t need to be altered in any way. Flexible partials can be virtually invisible because there are no telltale metal clasps to cover your natural teeth. Furthermore, most flexible materials blend with the tissue in your mouth so that the only thing that shows is your beautiful smile.
You’ll be glad to know that most patients become immediately accustomed to their delicate and light-weight restoration. However, you may experience a brief adjustment period, especially if you have never worn a dental appliance before. Should you experience any persistent irritation, please consult with your dentist so that he or she can make necessary adjustments to your appliance.

Why Should You Wear a Partial Denture?

It’s true that partial dentures bring the beauty back to your smile by replacing missing teeth. And that’s a big deal! But the other benefits of partial dentures are important, too.
A partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Flexible partial dentures are virtually invisible because there are no telltale metal clasps. In fact, the denture material blends right in with the natural color of the tissue in your mouth so no one has to know you’re wearing it. Partial dentures also:
  • Make it easier to chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Ease the stress of your bite
  • Prevent teeth from shifting
  • Decrease the risk of gum disease and resulting gum disease treatment

How to Care for Your Flexible Partial Denture ?

Like your own natural teeth, flexible partial dentures require care and good oral hygiene. To keep your restoration looking and feeling like new, please follow these simple flexible partial denture care directions:
  • Clean your appliance regularly. Most brands of flexible partials will have a specific cleaner that is recommended for regular soaking of your new denture. Please consult your dentist if you have any questions regarding the type of denture cleaner you should be using.
  • Loose particles can be removed with the use of a sonic denture cleaner, or by placing the appliance under running water. Brushing a denture is generally not recommended as this may remove the polish and roughen the surface over time.
  • If possible, rinse your new dental appliance after eating to remove any food particles.
  • Keep the partial in water or in denture cleaner whenever it is not being worn to keep the surface hydrated.
  • Remember to brush your natural teeth and gums regularly as directed by your dentist.

Stay Plate

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If you are scheduled to have a tooth pulled before getting your partial denture, then your dentist may advise you to get a temporary partial denture or a stayplate while your gums and their supporting bone are healing. A stayplate will replace the missing tooth or teeth and can help you with your chewing and speaking until a more permanent solution is achieved. A stayplate will also help maintain your appearance when in public and keep your existing teeth from shifting in your mouth and creating bigger problems.

The Stayplate Treatment

Stayplates are made using your mouth as a model. First, your dentist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and establish a bite that best resembles your original bite. Your dentist will also help you select the shape and color of the stayplate teeth and gums. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory.
At the subsequent visit, the teeth will be removed and the stayplate will be delivered.

Process

Please keep in mind that there is no such a thing as a perfect stayplate. After delivery, it may require a few adjustment visits and some time for you and your stayplate to adapt to each other.
Stayplates can also alter your eating; you will not have the same chewing efficiency as you had with your natural teeth. Stayplate will also alter your speaking and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.
The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your stayplate is a process and stayplate is a temporary replacement until another form of treatment such as an implant, bridge or a partial denture can be made.
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