Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One
of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering
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Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General
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most or all your natural teeth have been lost, dentures
provide many benefits:
Restore your self-esteem
Regain your eating ability
Aid speaking ability
Give support back to the lips and cheeks
(giving you a natural and younger appearance).
A Complete Denture is placed in the patient's
mouth after all the teeth have been extracted and the
gum tissue has healed. Healing takes anywhere from a
few weeks to a few months, depending upon the patient.
An Overdenture usually requires that at least
2 roots be kept. These roots may be used to hold the
denture in place by placing inserts in the roots and
in the denture. The denture then attaches to the roots.
These roots also give support to the denture and help
retain the ridge the denture sits on.
An Immediate Denture is placed the same day
the teeth are extracted. The advantage to an Immediate
Denture is that the patient does not have to be without
teeth during the healing period.
A Partial Denture or "removable
bridge" replaces one or more missing teeth, but
there must be teeth remaining for the partial to
attach to. Unlike a Fixed
Bridge, a partial is removable. A partial will
prevent other teeth from shifting, preserving your
An Implant-Retained Denture is similar to an
Overdenture, but uses implants
Having Problems with Your Dentures?
Unable to eat what you want?
Dentures shift, tilt, and wander?
Tired of the taste and feel of messy denture adhesives?
Gums sometimes sore?
Trouble speaking clearly?
Have a fear of smiling?
Visit your dentist in the morning, have the "Mini-Implant
System" placed in less than two hours, then go
out and enjoy your favorite lunch. Eat comfortably,
have a pleasant conversation, laugh and talk with confidence.
Your denture feels secure and is being held firmly in
...and all of this at an extremely affordable price.
Sounds too good to be true, but it is true.
It's a "Small Wonder"
A Scientific Breakthrough in Denture
How Does MDI Technology Broaden My Options?
Dental implant therapy has been one of the most significant
advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. Tens of
thousands of grateful patients bear witness to the benefits
derived from the opportunity to obtain a replacement
for lost teeth that restores their smiles and confidence.
Several different types of implants and restorations
are available. The choice depends upon the amount of
bone available, the patient's general health and restoration
The computer and medical worlds are both working hard
to develop smaller and smaller components. In similar
fashion, a smaller version of the dental implant has
been successfully utilized in selected cases. These
mini implants (1.8mm diameter) enable your dentist
to broaden the spectrum of patients that can be treated.
The Sendax MDI System was developed in order
to provide greater denture stability for those patients
who cannot withstand the rigors of conventional implant
surgery, do not have enough bone to allow for full-sized
implants to be placed, or are in on-going therapy from
one prosthetic system to another.
What Are MDI Implants?
The MDI System consists of a miniature
titanium implant that acts like the root of your
tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated
into the base of your denture. The head of the
implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining
fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber
O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the
denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined
level of force. When seated, the denture gently
rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures
allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural
How Are MDI Implants Placed?
Placement of the implants is accomplished quickly
and easily in a process performed in the dentist's
office, with local anesthesia or light sedation
to help make you more comfortable. Using a precise,
controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique.
MDI Implants are placed into the jawbone. The heads
of the implants protrude from the gum tissue and
provide a strong, solid foundation for securing
your dentures. It is a one-step procedure that involves
minimally invasive surgery, no sutures nor the typical
months of healing.
What Will My First Day Be Like?
Leave the denture in place until bedtime. You should
not experience any excessive bleeding. There will be
some mild discomfort, but this should be minimal and
controlled by the pain medication you have been given.
If needed, take the pain medication only as directed.
The denture should feel secure. You may eat as soon
as you wish to, but avoid excessively hard or sticky
foods for a period recommended by your dentist. Upon
removing the denture, rinse your mouth with an antiseptic
mouthwash and clean around each implant fixture with
a cotton swab and toothpaste. Use a cotton swab for
three days. After that, use your ACCESS Toothbrush.
It has been specifically designed to clean your implants
and gently stimulate the surrounding gum tissue.
How Do I Place and Remove My Dentures?
The implants and the O-ring fixtures must be clean
and free from debris. Grasp the denture with both free
hands and lightly seat the denture, feeling that the
O-rings are resting above the ball head of the implants,
then press down firmly and equally on both sides. Make
sure that you feel the implant heads easily fitting
each O-ring. You will feel the denture snap into place.
If you have trouble seating your denture, first make
sure that the implants and denture are absolutely clean.
Secondly, make sure that you feel the implants resting
over each socket. A light touch will give you the best
results. Remember to push downward equally on both sides.
If you are still experiencing difficulty, see if a spouse
of family member can assist you in placing the denture.
To remove the denture, place your thumbs under each
side of the lower denture rim and push both sides upward
at the same time. The tongue can also assist in this
simple removal process.
What About Care & Maintenance?
You must brush and clean the ball of the implants as
if they were your natural teeth. As with natural teeth,
food and bacterial debris (plaque) must be removed after
meals. If not removed, the plaque will cause inflammation
of the gums and can be forced into the O-ring fixtures,
causing improper seating and loss of retention. The
O-ring fixtures must also be cleaned out.
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