Great fitting dentures keep patients in Pembroke Pines, FL smiling
it can be hard to smile with confidence when you are missing teeth or have no teeth. It can be harder to speak clearly, eat nutritious foods, and even breath naturally. Dr. Milton Ruiz enjoys denture cases because he sees the tremendous improvement in quality of life they make. He helps patients of all ages in Hollywood, Cooper City, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines, FL love their smiles again with dentures that fit comfortably and look natural.
In Pembroke Pines, FL you have options in dentures
Dr. Ruiz understands that every mouth, patient, lifestyle, and budget are unique. He provides the personalized attention your denture treatment deserves, offering a variety of options:
- Partial dentures are recommended when you have some remaining teeth in an arch. These removable dentures clip to existing teeth for stability, but they come out for easy cleaning.
- Full dentures have an entire arch of teeth supported with acrylic “gums.” Dr. Ruiz uses an advanced digital impression technique for false teeth that feel secure and balance the bite.
- If you need to have extractions and do not want to go without teeth during the healing period, immediate dentures could be a good choice. This type of denture is made in advance, then inserted right after your oral surgery occurs. When healing is complete, the denture is replaced or relined to adjust fit.
- Would you like the security of a denture that cannot slip, wobble, or rub sore spots? Dr. Ruiz is happy to talk with you about implant dentures. As few as four dental implants are placed in the upper or lower arch. The denture snaps onto attachment posts in the implants, for maximum stability. When this technique is used for an upper denture, it does not cover the palate, so the prosthetic is lighter, and you maintain normal taste and temperature sensation.
Continuing denture care
At Pines Dental Associates, your oral care does not end when the denture is inserted. We provide instruction on adapting to dentures – speaking, eating, and oral hygiene. You come back for several follow-up appointments for fit adjustment (if needed). If you ever damage a denture, we can often perform necessary repairs on site.
No matter how many of your teeth are missing, we can get you smiling again. Call (954) 715-4660 to schedule a dentures consultation with Dr. Ruiz in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Full, partial, immediate, and implant-supported dentures are some of the different types.
You may need a little practice to pronounce certain words. Try reading out loud and repeating difficult words. Speak slowly if your dentures ‘click’ when you speak. If your dentures slip when you smile, laugh, or cough, reposition them by gently biting down and swallowing. If you still find it difficult to speak, talk to Dr. Ruiz as soon as possible.
It is better to remove your dentures and give your gums a rest at night. Otherwise, you could create a breeding ground for oral bacteria and other organisms, leading to gum and tongue plaque, gum inflammation and irritation, and oral hygiene issues like bad smells. Studies have shown that wearing dentures to bed increases the risk of diseases such as pneumonia.
You should take them off at night, clean them gently with a soft brush, and soak them overnight in warm (not hot) water. Rinse your dentures in the morning before putting them back in your mouth.
Yes. Your mouth changes as you age, and your bones and gum may shrink or recede. This can result in loose and ill-fitting dentures. They should be adjusted to prevent problems, such as sores or infections. Talk to Dr. Ruiz about your ill-fitting dentures.
Dr. Milton Ruiz believes everyone should be able to attain excellent oral health, and his mission is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable cost to all his patients. Dr. Ruiz is a general dentist with over 25 years of expertise who graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston.
Dr. Ruiz has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in his decades of practice to keep current on new technology and improvements in dentistry. He is skilled in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, Invisalign certification, Oral Conscious Sedation, and restorative dentistry. You can rely on him to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.