An attractive smile adds to your overall personality. Dentures can help you regain your smile if you've lost teeth or had them extracted due to disease or injury. Dentures are removable tooth substitutes that may be taken out and reinserted into your mouth. These are custom-designed, natural-looking, and very comfortable to wear. Dentures can be full or partial, i.e., they can replace all teeth or only a few missing teeth.
You must be wondering about the procedure of getting a denture. So, let us give you a heads-up on what to expect when you're getting dentures because some prior knowledge of the procedure will help in relieving your anxiety.
What to Expect at the Dentist's Office?
The entire procedure of getting dentures is straightforward. It requires a few visits to the dental office and involves minimal or no pain. On your first visit, we will begin with a thorough examination of your mouth to check the severity of the condition and the health of the surrounding tissues. This will be taking x-rays of your mouth along with a thorough self-examination. Once your candidacy is approved for getting dentures, we will discuss the best type of dentures for you, based on your preferences, your age, teeth' strength, and condition of your teeth, such as shape, size, and color. A personalized treatment plan will be designed for you, and we will guide you through every step, from getting the dentures to its aftercare.
If required, we will do the extraction of any damaged or hindering teeth in your mouth. Also, a mold of your mouth, along with the necessary measurements, will be taken to fabricate your dentures according to the specifications. In case of extraction, an immediate denture will be placed in your mouth to allow proper healing.
Once the dentures are made, you will be called in for a trial fitting to check how they fit in your mouth, their comfort level, and if they function properly. Accordingly, necessary adjustments will be made before the final fitting of the dentures. Depending on the type of dentures you choose, they will be fitted in your mouth either with the help of implants or with clasps and rests.
You will be required to visit the dental office for follow-up consultations as advised. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial to protect your gums from any complications. You will be advised to use a soft-bristled toothbrush for brushing so that your dentures don't get scraped. When you are not wearing your dentures, handle them with care and put them in a safe place to protect them from getting damaged or warped.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pasadena, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Sprott. Please call us at (281) 991-6530 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.