All About Dentures

All About Dentures

Posted by PRESTIGIOUS SMILES FAMILY DENTISTRY on Jul 14 2021, 06:19 AM

It is significant to know everything about dentures before having them. Keep up with the blog to get a detailed overview of them.

What Are Dentures?

Artificial teeth and gums fabricated by dentists to replace the natural teeth that have been lost or removed are known as dentures. Formed to fit in the mouth, dentures can either be full or partial. This means that the dentists could have them fabricated to replace a full set of teeth or just the teeth in the top or bottom gum line. The dentures are custom-made according to the patient’s need and to match their remaining teeth.

Denture Placement Procedure

At Prestigious Smiles Family Dentistry, the dentist will first examine the teeth and gum tissues to see how dentures are needed. They will conduct X-rays to inspect any unforeseen challenges lying under the bone. After the examination, they will begin to make the dentures by taking the impression of both upper and lower gums.

After discussing the size, shape, and shade of the teeth, the dentist schedules the second visit. The second visit is all about discussing the length of the teeth according to the patient’s mouth. They will ensure that the dentures are properly aligned with the upper and the lower teeth. Moreover, they will also review the upper and lower jaw and make sure that the bite is accurate and that there is no clicking when the patient talks or chews.

During the third and the final visit, the dentist removes the loose tray and places the actual plastic tray. Then, the final examination is conducted to check whether the dentures fit well in the mouth. It gives the patient the best smile they want.

Benefits of Dentures

The benefits of dentures are:

  • They boost the self-esteem of the patients.
  • They improve appearance and smile.
  • They can be easily detached for cleaning.
  • They are functional and comfortable.
  • They allow the eating of food that patients can’t eat without having teeth.

Aftercare of Dentures

Dentists recommend that you treat their dentures the same as their natural teeth. They should be kept clean and need to be brushed twice a day with a denture toothbrush or toothpaste. Make sure to clean the gums and tongue to prevent any bacteria buildup and bad breath.

New dentures might feel uncomfortable until you are accustomed to them. It will feel loose till your gums and teeth learn to keep them in place. Hence, it is recommended to have follow-up dental appointments to check its fitting and adjustments. In case of irritation or soreness, consult your dentist.

Prestigious Smiles Family Dentistry offers comprehensive dental services including teeth replacement procedures like dentures. For more information and consultation, call us at (281) 880-6666, book online, or visit us at 14119 Stuebner Airline Rd, Houston, TX 77069. 

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