New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem,
Knows All Dentures Are Not Created Equally
After many years in practice for sedation and cosmetic dentistry, New Jersey Dentist Dr. Ron Rotem knows how denture wearers are always looking for more comfortable fitting and more natural looking dentures.
Over 40 million Americans wear dentures daily and it has become a fact of life. Ordinary dentures leave little room for customization, until now!
Introducing the Geneva 2000 ™ Denture, Now Available
at the Toms River Office of New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem
Traditionally, denture wearers experience discomfort, reduced chewing and speaking ability and social embarrassment over the unnatural appearance of their dentures. Fortunately, this no longer has to be the case.
Now, New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem offers patients custom made, revolutionary Geneva 2000 ™ Premium Dentures, providing a much greater satisfaction rate among wearers.
Why Are Geneva 2000 ™ Premium Dentures
Different from Regular Dentures?
With the old fashioned regular dentures, men and women essentially all had the same look. That “false” look was as a result of all the teeth being the same size and manufactured straight across.
The Geneva 2000 ™ custom dentures involve an entirely new method of planning and fabrication, requiring meticulous facial feature measurements. This method allows for the numerous subtle differences in shape, size, spacing and shade which vary according to gender, heredity and smile lines.
There is no doubt that the upper anterior teeth determine the aesthetics of a smile; thus, the motivation for Geneva 2000 ™ to fabricate an entirely new method focusing on a different smile design philosophy.
What Is the Geneva 2000 ™ Smile Design?
A major factor in creating a natural looking Geneva 2000 ™ Smile Design Denture is the porcelain denture teeth. Each individual Geneva 2000 ™ porcelain denture tooth is hand-finished, creating natural differences in shapes of the individual teeth. The custom color is achieved by layering different colors of porcelain when creating the teeth. Combine the hand finishing process with the natural look of transparency, translucence and refractive quality and the results are superior quality denture teeth unmatched by any other denture teeth on the market.
Geneva 2000 ™ AutoCentric Occlusion
Occlusion is the design of the individual back teeth and how they come together during normal function.
With the Geneva 2000 ™ AutoCentric Occlusion, there is improved lower denture stability, less discomfort, more chewing force and denture adhesive is not necessary.
The Geneva 2000 ™ Auto-Centric Occlusion offers better lower denture stability and is often times the only solution for problem cases, such as major bone loss on the lower part of the mouth due to long term use of poor fitting dentures. This revolutionary new AutoCentric Occlusion system is only available from Geneva Dental and Swissedent trained professional, such as New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem.
Not All Dentists Are Created Equal
A limited number of dentists are trained in the Geneva 2000 ™ procedure and New Jersey Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem is one of those specially trained in the Geneva 2000 ™ Denture Design.
Depending on your personal dental condition, you may be a candidate for one of the Universal Aesthetic Solutions offered by Geneva 2000 ™ .
For more in-depth information on the Geneva 200 ™ Denture Design, call Dr. Ron Rotem at 732.341.8500 for your customized consultation.
Dentures are usually reserved as a last resort, and people assume that they will lose their teeth and need dentures as they age. The truth is that tooth loss is not really a normal part of aging. Dr. Rotem is dedicated t to help you to maintain your natural teeth for the rest of your life.
Good dental care will prevent cavities, tooth decay, periodontal disease and tooth loss. Given you are in good oral health and your teeth are normal, they should last throughout your life. Even in cases where you have lost some of your teeth for any number of reasons, you are still better off if you have been able to retain some of your natural teeth.
Why? Because your own teeth help to retain the bone in your jaws. They also can offer stable support if you ever need dental bridges or partial dentures. During any procedure, Dr. Rotem will attempt to save as many of your natural teeth as possible.
Who Can Benefit From Dentures?
Dentures were designed for people who have lost all of their
teeth. These types of dentures are called complete dentures.
In some cases, complete dentures can be given additional support
by the use of implants being placed in the bone under the dentures.
Dentures have greatly improved from their original designs. Improved materials and technologies have allowed dentists to fit them comfortably with a completely natural appearance. The typical problems patients used to have are no longer an issue. Some of these included:
- Gum irritation
- Odor from bacteria and food particles
Types of Dentures
Complete dentures cover the whole surface of your upper or lower jaw. These kinds of dentures rest directly on your gums.
In some cases, one or more natural teeth are left intact
when a denture is made. Root canal thereapy is performed on these
remaining teeth and they are shortened to fit underneath the
denture. This is known as an overdenture. An overdenture can
be particularly useful for a bottom denture because these tend
to slip more than upper ones. The remaining natural tooth or
teeth can help to hold the denture in place.
A removable partial denture is a dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth and can be attached to the teeth with clasps. The metal portions of the partial hold it in place. Partial dentures are easily removable, which is ideal for cleaning and eating purposes.
Dentures are no longer the unattractive and uncomfortable headaches they used to be. You can obtain a comfortable and beautiful smile along with a confident self-image through modern denture technology.
Frequently asked questions
What's the difference between conventional dentures and immediate dentures?
Complete dentures are called "conventional" or "immediate" according to when they are made and when they are inserted into the mouth.
Immediate dentures are inserted immediately after the removal of the remaining teeth. To make this possible, the dentist takes measurements and makes the models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit.
An advantage of immediate dentures is that the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums can shrink over time, especially during the period of healing in the first six months after the removal of teeth. When gums shrink, immediate dentures may require rebasing or relining to fit properly. A conventional denture can then be made once the tissues have healed. Healing may take at least 6-8 weeks.
What is an overdenture?
A removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants. The natural teeth must be prepared to provide stability and support for the denture. Your dentist can determine if an overdenture would be suitable for you.
What will dentures feel like?
New dentures may feel awkward
for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures
may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep
them in place.
It is not unusual to experience minor irritation or soreness. You may find that saliva flow temporarily increases. As your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures, these problems should diminish. One or more follow-up appointments with the dentist are generally needed after a denture is inserted. If any problem persists, particularly irritation or soreness, be sure to consult your dentist.
Will dentures make me look different?
Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that little change in appearance will be noticeable. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face and profile.
Will I be able to eat with my dentures?
Eating will take a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small pieces. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent the dentures from tipping. As you become accustomed to chewing, add other foods until you return to your normal diet.
Continue to chew food using both sides of the mouth at the same time. Be cautious with hot or hard foods and sharp-edged bones or shells.
Will dentures change how I speak?
words may require practice. Reading out loud and repeating troublesome
words will help. If your dentures "click" while
you're talking, speak more slowly.
You may find that your dentures occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile. Reposition the dentures by gently biting down and swallowing. If a speaking problem persists, consult your dentist.
How long should I wear my dentures?
Your dentist will provide instructions about how long dentures should be kept in place. During the first few days, you may be advised to wear them most of the time, including while you sleep. After the initial adjustment period, you may be instructed to remove the dentures before going to bed. This allows gum tissues to rest and promotes oral health. Generally, it is not desirable that the tissues be constantly covered by denture material.
Should I use a denture adhesive?
Denture adhesive can provide additional retention for well-fitting dentures. Denture adhesives are not the solution for old, ill-fitting dentures. A poorly fitting denture, which causes constant irritation over a long period, may contribute to the development of sores. These dentures may need a reline or need to be replaced. If your dentures begin to feel loose, or cause pronounced discomfort, consult with your dentist immediately.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Dentures are very delicate and may break if dropped even a few inches. Stand over a folded towel or a basin of water when handling dentures. When you are not wearing them, store your dentures away from children and pets.
Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food deposits and plaque. Brushing helps prevent dentures from becoming permanently stained and helps your mouth stay healthy. It's best to use a brush designed for cleaning dentures. A toothbrush with soft bristles can also be used. Avoid using hard-bristled brushes that can damage dentures.
Some denture wearers use hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid, which are both acceptable for cleaning dentures. Avoid using other powdered household cleansers, which may be too abrasive. Also, avoid using bleach, as this may whiten the pink portion of the denture.
Your dentist can recommend a denture cleanser. Look for denture
cleansers with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Products with the
ADA Seal have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness.
The first step in cleaning dentures is to rinse away loose food particles thoroughly. Moisten the brush and apply denture cleanser. Brush every surface, scrubbing gently to avoid damage.
Dentures may lose their shape if they are allowed to dry out. When they are not worn, dentures should be placed in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water. Your dentist can recommend the best method. Never place dentures in hot water, which could cause them to warp.
Ultrasonic cleaners are also used to care for dentures. However, using an ultrasonic cleaner does not replace a thorough daily brushing.
Can I make minor adjustments or repairs to my dentures?
You can seriously damage your dentures and harm your health by
trying to adjust or repair your dentures. A denture that is not
made to fit properly can cause irritation and sores.
See your dentist if your dentures break, crack, chip, or if one of the teeth becomes loose. A dentist can often make the necessary adjustments or repairs on the same day. A person who lacks the proper training will not be able to reconstruct the denture. This can cause greater damage to the denture and may cause problems in your mouth. Glue sold over-the-counter often contains harmful chemicals and should not be used on dentures.
Will my dentures need to be replaced?
Over time, dentures will need to be relined, rebased, or remade due to normal wear. To reline or rebase a denture, the dentist uses the existing denture teeth and refits the denture base or makes a new denture base. Dentures may need to be replaced if they become loose and the teeth show signs of significant wear. Dentures become loose because a mouth naturally changes with age. Bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink, causing jaws to align differently. Shrinking ridges can cause dentures to fit less securely. Loose dentures can cause health problems, including sores and infections. A loose denture also makes chewing more difficult and may change your facial features. It's important to replace worn or poorly-fitting dentures before they cause problems.
Must I do anything special to care for my mouth?
Even with full dentures, you still need to take good care of your mouth. Every morning, brush your gums, tongue and palate with a soft-bristled brush before you put in your dentures. This removes plaque and stimulates circulation in the mouth. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important for maintaining a healthy mouth.
How often should I schedule dental appointments?
Your dentist will advise you about how often to visit. Regular dental check-ups are important. The dentist will examine your mouth to see if your dentures continue to fit properly. The dentist also examines your mouth for signs of oral diseases including cancer.
With regular professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their dentures with a smile.