Missing teeth can take a serious toll on your quality of life by compromising your appearance and making eating and speaking a challenge.
Dentures can replace several missing teeth or an entire dental arch, restoring the function and appearance of your smile.
Why is a denture the solution for me?
Take years off your appearance: Designed to look like natural teeth, dentures can be customized to complement the shape of your face and improve the appearance of sunken cheeks and puckered lips.
Enhance Your Quality of Life: Dentures can renew your ability to eat comfortably, enunciate clearly, and chew properly. With a fully functional smile, you can enjoy life more completely.
Benefit from the stability of implants: You can elect to secure your dentures with dental implants. This solution keeps your dentures firmly in place and prevents the jawbone recession that occurs after tooth loss.
What is involved in the making of a denture?
The process for receiving a denture varies depending on whether your restoration will be supported by dental implants. While implants can add several months to your overall treatment timeline, they provide significant benefits that many patients feel are worth the extra time.
Planning: Your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums and design a treatment plan.
Preparation: You will undergo any preparatory procedures, such as a tooth extraction.
Implant placement: If you are receiving implants, you will undergo placement surgery and then wait three to six months for the implants to integrate with the jawbone.
Impressions: Your dentist will take impressions to design your dentures.
Fabrication: The lab will fabricate your dentures.
A Restored Smile: Your dentist will provide you with the finished dentures and make any necessary final adjustments.
Your new restoration may feel odd for a few weeks while your cheeks and tongue adapt. You may also experience increased saliva flow, which should diminish as you adjust. With a traditional denture, you may notice some minor irritation or soreness.
You should eat soft foods cut into small pieces so you can get used to the new dentures. Be cautious with hard or hot foods, which could damage your dentures. You may need to practice common functions, such as speaking, with your dentures for a few weeks until you become comfortable with your appliance.
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