Periodontal disease, injury and tooth decay can all cause a loss of your natural teeth. However, we can bring back the smile on your face, using dentures to restore your missing teeth.
There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures cover the patient’s entire jaw while partial dentures, with their metal framework, replace multiple missing teeth. Ask our dentist to see which type would be right for you.
Denture placement can be completed in three visits. At the initial appointment, an impression will be taken. At the second appointment, the doctor will adjust the bite to ensure a proper fit. At the third appointment, you will receive your new dentures. Any adjustments to the fit of the appliance will be sent to the lab for final processing.
It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but these regular activities will resume normally once you are accustomed to your dentures.
If you experience sore spots while you are adjusting to your dentures, call the surgery. Proper oral hygiene is important. You may clean your dentures by using toothpaste and either a regular soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush.
Your dentures and gums should be checked at least once a year.