Dentures, also known as false teeth are prosthetic device used in place of missing teeth. We provide dentures that are of high quality and at the same time we are sure that we will be able to provide you with dentures that are a perfect fit. Care Dental Clinic provide patients with both Partial and Complete Dentures.
We will determine if dentures are right for the patient after reviewing the number of missing teeth, the amount of healthy soft tissue that remains in the mouth and the patient’s needs. The three types of dentures available are full dentures, partial dentures, and immediate dentures. Other than immediate dentures, which as the name suggests are installed immediately, we install the other dentures over the course of four to five visits. While there can be variations based on the individual, here is what you can expect when you come into our Care dental clinic for this procedure.
Steps for Getting Dentures
Pre-denture healthy visit:
The first visit will be to make sure that the gums and soft tissue are healthy and ready for the new teeth. To do this, we will give the patient a complete examination, which will include X-rays. The X-rays are to make sure there are not some unforeseen challenges with the underlying bones. Sometimes we will recommend additional procedures during this phase like removing the excess flabby tissue for a better fitting denture or reshaping the bone to accommodate a tighter fit.
During this visit, we will also start the denture making process by making a cast or mold of both the upper and the lower gums. We prefer if we can get these without the teeth so that the laboratory has a perfect impression of the gums on which to base the fabrication of the new dentures. Finally, we will discuss important elements like the size, shape, and shade of the new teeth with the new patient.
Denture length and plane adjustment:
The second visit is when we decide the length of the new teeth based on the patient’s mouth. In order for the denture to be an ideal fit, we will have to make sure that there is a correct alignment between the upper and lower teeth. This visit could also be called the center jaw relationship (CJR), or the maximum mandibular retrusion (MMR) step. During this step, we review the crucial relationship between the upper and lower jaw. Using a loose-fitting denture and a rim of wax to approximate the position of the teeth, we will make sure that the bite is perfect so that there is no clicking when the patient talks or chews.
Denture wax try-in:
During the third visit, we will replace the loose tray with the actual final plastic teeth. The final set will look and feel exactly like a denture, with the exception that the base fits loosely on the gums and the teeth themselves are in wax instead of the final plastic. This visit allows us to see what the dentures will look like, adjust them for size and get the laboratory to make any final adjustments.
Visit number four ends with you leaving with a completely installed brand new pair of dentures so that you can begin to eat and speak like you used to while improving your appearance.
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In order to allow gums and bones to relax at night time, removing denture is advised by dentists. Removing bottom or top dentures also allow the gum to come in contact with saliva considered good for the oral health of an individual. Get all the necessary information about dentures at our Dental clinic.
Most patients need to learn how to use dentures properly and as a result, it takes a little time to get used to them. After a while, you should be able to eat fairly normally, but it may take more time to get comfortable with harder foods or sticky foods. Using a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) may help stabilize the dentures and help hold them in place while you learn how to get comfortable with them and may make the learning process easier.
Chewing gum: Dentures and chewing gum do not usually work well together, no matter which brand of chewing gum you decide to try. The gum typically sticks to the acrylic plastic in the denture and may break a seal on the dentures, which will loosen them as a result. Gum may remain stuck to the denture and eventually harden and discolor. Ultimately, if you wear dentures, you should avoid chewing gum.
Yes, you can wear your dentures at night but it is preferred that they be removed. You should remove your dentures at night and this will give your gums and bone a chance to relax from the pressure of the denture during the day. If you need to wear your dentures for social reasons or to prevent your jaws from over closing, you should find time during the day to properly clean your mouth and your prostheses. You should never wear your dentures 24 hours a day without preforming proper oral hygiene. Dentures should be cleaned at night and stored in water during the night.
Denture fees vary widely based on many factors including the complexity of your particular treatment, the time required to accomplish the treatment, and the location of the dental practice. Denture fees can vary depending on your needs and the prevailing fees in your community. Payment terms also vary according to the business requirements of the specific practice. The best way to determine fees for the services you require is to visit with our prosthodontist and discuss the care you may need.
When you’re first fitted for new dentures, it’s normal to experience minor irritation, which should fade as your mouth becomes accustomed to them. The period of pain varies. If you’ve previously worn dentures and now have a new set it may take longer. Similarly, if you had some natural teeth present that were removed at the time of the new dentures, the areas where the extractions were performed may be painful or uncomfortable for up to several weeks after the removal of the teeth. Regular visits to your prosthodontist to adjust the dentures as you go through the normal healing process are recommended.