What are dentures?
If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, dentures can replace your missing teeth. Conventional dentures will replace your teeth to give you back the ability to eat, speak, and smile normally.
What to expect during the procedure?
Although the procedure for dentures changes a bit depending on the number of teeth that remain in a patient’s mouth, the different scenarios still follow a similar process.
First, a restorative dental specialist like Dr. Vinit Joshi, Dr. Angeli Kapoor among many other highly skilled providers will inspect the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw to decide whether traditional dentures are right for you. There are many other options for tooth replacement including Snap-On Dentures, or Full Mouth Dental implants.
Step 2 :
Making the Dentures
The second step includes taking the mold of the teeth. The mold and additional measurements will ensure that the manufactured dentures will fit any remaining teeth exactly. The measurements and mold are then created in our in house dental lab that will build the dentures to your exact specifications. If your doctor believes the extraction of your teeth is necessary for a secure fitting of dentures, an intermediary step of extraction will take place. This step may be necessary depending on the health and position of the remaining natural teeth.
Step 3 :
Once the dentures are completed in our dental lab, you will have your first chance to feel the dentures in your mouth. This appointment will focus on making sure the dentures fit without issue or discomfort. Your dentist will ask you to practice speaking and moving your jaw around to find any areas that need to be addressed. The dentures will then be adjusted by the dentist until you are smiling and ready to walk out of the door with your new set of teeth.
Step 4 :
Although this step does not always lead to another dental appointment, it is important to know that it can take some time to adjust to the dentures. Although there should not be any pain when using your dentures, it will take some time to learn to eat and speak normally. With some practice, you should have the same function and control as you did with your natural teeth. It is common to have a few adjustments in the first few months to get the fit just right as your gums heal from the initial extraction procedure.
Who needs conventional dentures?
Simply put, dentures are a solution for tooth loss. If you experience any of the following, talk to your doctor about your options including conventional dentures.
- multiple broken teeth
- multiple decaying teeth
- multiple missing teeth (including full upper or lower teeth replacement)
- multiple damaged/injured teeth in need of replacement
What are the benefits of traditional dentures?
Traditional dentures use high-strength plastic to replicate gum and tissue and support a full set of durable and natural-looking teeth. If you have any pre-existing dental concerns or if your dentist recommends conventional dentures, you will have a custom solution that will last for years. Dentures will secure themselves with your gums when in use but are meant to be removed and cleaned daily, making maintenance simple and easy. Find the comfort of a beautiful and functional smile and schedule your appointment to speak with a specialist at the Global Implant Dentistry in Tustin today.