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What is the difference between Acrylic partial and Flexible partial Dentures?

Acrylic Partial Dentures: Acrylic Partial dentures, also known as traditional dentures, are made from a rigid acrylic material. They consist of a pink acrylic base to mimic the appearance of gums and artificial teeth attached to the base. They provide a natural-looking appearance. Some acrylic partials are fitted with metal wire clasps, similar to retainers in order to stay fitted in the mouth.

Flexible Partial Dentures: Flexible Partial dentures, also called flexible partial dentures or valplast dentures, are made from a flexible thermoplastic material. They have a gum-colored base and flexible clasps that fit around the existing natural teeth. Flexible dentures are designed to provide a more comfortable fit as they adapt to the contours of the mouth. The flexible material reduces the risk of irritation or sore spots and offers a better fit for many patients. Flexible dentures also provide a natural-looking appearance. 

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How are we so cheap?

While traditional dental offices often carry hefty overhead costs that reflect in their fees and services, we take a different approach. By working directly with a dental lab and handling the appliance creation in-house, we're able to provide cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.

What is a Dental Laboratory?

A dental laboratory, also referred to as a dental lab, is a specialized facility dedicated to the fabrication of dental prosthetics and appliances. It plays a pivotal role in the dental industry by working closely with dentists to craft a wide range of dental restorations and appliances, including partial dentures. Contrary to popular belief, it is the dental laboratory that takes on the responsibility of manufacturing these appliances, rather than the dentists themselves.

Can I eat with my Partial Dentures in?

Yes, you can eat with your partial dentures in!

While partial dentures allow you to eat a wide variety of foods, it's advisable to start with softer or smaller pieces of food when you first get your dentures or if you're still adjusting to them. Gradually introduce harder and more challenging foods as you become more comfortable. Avoid sticky or excessively hard foods that could dislodge or damage the partial dentures.

Where are the appliances made?

All our appliances are expertly crafted in a state-of-art dental laboratory who use the highest quality materials and industry techniques. Our professional dental lab and technicians have been servicing the dental industry for over 30 years. 

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How do I know if I took my impressions right?

Taking accurate impressions is crucial for the proper fit and function of our dental appliances

Ensure that the impression material covers all the necessary areas.  It should capture the entire arch or dental ridge, including the gums and any remaining teeth. There should be no gaps or voids in the impression material. The impression material should have a consistent thickness throughout the impression. It should not be excessively thin or thick in any particular area. Proper thickness ensures that the resulting model or appliance will be stable and secure. When removing the impression tray from your mouth, it should come out smoothly and comfortably.

After you take your impressions, please email a photo of them to Info@RevivedSmiles.com. We will let you know if they are done well.

When in doubt, just ask us! Were here to help.

What is the best way to clean my dental appliance?

Partial Dentures (Acrylic or Flexible):

  • Rinse: After eating, remove your dentures and rinse them under running water to remove loose food particles and debris.
  • Brush: Use a soft-bristle denture brush or a regular toothbrush with mild soap or denture cleaner to gently brush all surfaces of the dentures, including teeth, gums, and the pink acrylic or flexible base.
  • Soak: Soak your dentures in a denture cleaning solution or a mixture of water and vinegar for the recommended time specified by the manufacturer. Avoid using hot water, bleach, or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the denture.
  • Rinse Again: Thoroughly rinse your dentures with water before placing them back in your mouth.

Nightguards and Mouthguards:

  • Rinse: Rinse your nightguard or mouthguard under running water to remove saliva and debris.
  • Brush: Use a soft toothbrush with mild soap or non-abrasive toothpaste to gently brush the appliance, focusing on all surfaces.
  • Soak: Soak the appliance in a denture cleaning solution or a mixture of water and vinegar for the recommended time, if advised by your dentist.
  • Rinse Again: Rinse the nightguard or mouthguard thoroughly with water before using it again.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid using hot water, bleach, or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the appliance.
  • Do not soak your dental appliance in mouthwash, as it may contain ingredients that can be harmful to the appliance.
  • Store your dental appliance in a clean, dry case when not in use to protect it from damage and contamination.

How long do Partial Dentures last?

On average, well-maintained and properly cared-for partial dentures can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or even longer.

What if my dental appliance is uncomfortable initially? What should I do?

Our appliances are specifically designed to fit models created based on the impressions provided. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure accurate and clean impressions. However, it's important to note that dental appliances typically require an adjustment period to allow your mouth to adapt comfortably to them.

  1. Follow the Adjustment Period: Many dental appliances, such as partial dentures, may require an adjustment period for your mouth to adapt to them. It is common to experience some initial discomfort or soreness during this period. In most cases, the discomfort should gradually subside.
  2. Check for Proper Fit: If the discomfort persists or is severe, carefully remove the dental appliance and check for any visible signs of misalignment or poor fit. Ensure that the appliance is correctly positioned according to the instructions provided. If you notice any irregularities or if the appliance feels excessively tight or loose, it may require adjustments.
  3. Manage Discomfort: In the meantime, you can try some measures to alleviate the discomfort:
  4. Rinse with Warm Saltwater: Rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water) to soothe any irritation or sore spots.
  5. Use Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: If the discomfort is mild, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can help reduce pain and inflammation. Follow the instructions and consult a pharmacist if needed.

What is the Return Policy?

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What is the difference between Hard, Soft, Hard/Soft Nightguards?

Hard Nightguards: Hard nightguards are designed to provide maximum protection and durability. Constructed from rigid materials such as acrylic, they offer a high level of resistance against teeth grinding and clenching during sleep. These nightguards are recommended for individuals with severe bruxism or heavy teeth grinding habits. While they may feel initially firm, their robust construction ensures long-lasting performance.

Soft Nightguards: Soft nightguards prioritize comfort without compromising on protection. Made from a flexible and cushioning material, such as silicone or rubber, they offer a gentle and comfortable fit. Soft nightguards are ideal for individuals who have mild to moderate teeth grinding or clenching tendencies. Their pliable nature absorbs the force of grinding, providing relief to the jaw and minimizing tooth damage.

Hard/Soft Nightguards: Hard/soft nightguards combine the benefits of both hard and soft materials. These nightguards feature a rigid outer layer for durability and protection, while the inner layer is soft and comfortable against the teeth and gums. The dual-layer design provides an optimal balance of strength and cushioning, making them suitable for individuals with varying degrees of teeth grinding or clenching. The soft inner layer enhances comfort, while the hard outer layer ensures longevity and durability.