Have you lost multiple teeth or got them extracted because of injury or disease? If yes, opting for dentures is the best procedure to help you restore your smile. Dentures are artificial and removable prostheses for restoring missing teeth. They are customized according to the impression of your mouth and the color of your teeth and gums to give your face a natural appearance.
Depending upon the number of teeth required to be replaced, our dentist may suggest you use partial or full dentures. Here’s everything that you can expect when getting dentures:
How is the Procedure Performed?
- Removal of Teeth
Our dentists will guide you through the steps and offer you essential aftercare advice to make you feel comfortable, informed, and relaxed during tooth removal.
- Impressions of Mouth
Impressions of your mouth are taken to fabricate a custom denture.
- Bite Casts
Our dentists use wax blocks to learn more about your biting action. We will determine the color and shape of your new denture so that they appear the same as your natural teeth.
- Wax Models
After this, your artificial teeth are set in wax. It gives you a better idea of how the final denture will appear and function for you.
- Fitting of the Denture
Our dentists will then fit the denture and give you all the instructions relating to cleaning and aftercare. You may ask them about getting an immediate denture once your teeth are removed.
What is the Duration of the Procedure?
The procedure of fitting dentures doesn’t take place in a single appointment. It may take 2-3 appointments with our dentists for a few weeks until your new dentures are fixed in place. Sometimes, the duration may vary from patient to patient.
How to Put On Dentures for the First Time?
Putting the dentures for the first time may feel a little loose into your mouth. It is best advised to support your dentures with the tongue and cheek muscles. Adjusting to new dentures may take a few weeks, and after that, the problem goes away. It is because your oral tissues and gums adapt to wearing them.
How to Care for New Dentures?
You should care for your new dentures just like your natural teeth. We advise you to brush your dentures every day to remove food and plaque deposits and prevent bad odor. When you are not wearing the dentures, submerge them in a denture cleanser or plain water. It prevents them from drying.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Salida, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (209) 732-1123 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.