Dental Dentures in Newmarket
Dentures are sets of replacement teeth which can be inserted and removed by the patient. Each set of dentures is custom made to fit the patient’s individual jaw structure. As such, dentures are comfortable to wear and will always closely resemble your natural teeth.
Contrary to popular belief, dental dentures are not only for those individuals who have lost all of their teeth. While a certain type of denture is used for this purpose (complete dentures), partial dentures are also available. Partial dentures can be used to replace just a few missing teeth; they are used to provide a viable alternative to other options (such as bridges and implants) in this scenario. Having a partial denture created will not only improve the aesthetics of your smile. It will help to support your remaining teeth so that they don’t shift or become loose.
Patients who are facing the prospect of tooth removal can choose either immediate dentures or conventional dentures. Conventional dentures are made 4 to 6 weeks after the patient’s teeth have been removed. This gives the gum tissue time to heal and recede so that the set of dentures will fit the new shape of the gums exactly. Immediate dentures, on the hand, will need to be adjusted after the gums have healed. Ultimately, the choice between immediate and partial dentures is up to the patient. Immediate dentures require additional appointments and therefore additional expenses, but they ensure that the patient is never without teeth. Regardless of which type of denture you pick, you can rest assured that your dentures will last for many years before they need to be replaced or repaired.
What does getting dentures involve?
Getting dentures made is a convenient process. Over the course of several appointments, Dr. Ly will use a series of molds and measurements to make extremely accurate impressions of your mouth. He will then create a “test” set of dentures for you to try on. After this, final adjustments will be made to ensure a precise, comfortable fit and excellent color match (to your existing teeth and gum tissue). You will then be assisted in placing the completed set of dentures.
Some patients report that it takes a few weeks for them to get used to wearing their new dentures, but this is perfectly normal. Issues like increased saliva flow or difficulty talking or chewing will abate over time. Once your muscles and gums have adjusted to your new dentures, you will no longer experience any discomfort when wearing them.
You will be given care instructions for your new dental dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
At our Newmarket Dental Office – Davis Dental Care, we are proud to offer affordable implant options to stabilize your rocking denture so that you can enjoy your food again! Contact us for details.