Dentures can be an effective solution for people who have lost their teeth due to age, injury, disease, or other reasons. They can improve the appearance of the mouth and face, help with speaking and eating, and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of position. However, they do require some maintenance and may need to be adjusted over time to ensure a comfortable fit. 

Contact our team at Indian Trail Dental Studio to learn more about how dentures can change your life.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a type of removable dental prosthesis used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are typically made from acrylic resin or a combination of acrylic resin and metal, and are custom-fitted to each individual’s mouth.

Our Installation Process

The installation process for dentures typically involves a few steps, beginning with an initial consultation with a dentist. To ensure that your dentures are comfortable, functional, and restore your smile to its fullest potential, here’s a closer look at what you should expect during the installation process: 

  • Initial consultation: You’ll meet with your dentist to discuss your oral health, the type of denture that would be best for you, and any other options or alternatives. Your dentist will examine your mouth, take x-rays and impressions of your teeth, and make note of any existing dental work or issues that need to be addressed.
  • Design and fabrication: Based on your dental impressions and other information, your dentist will work to create a custom denture that fits your mouth and jawline. This may involve several appointments to fine-tune the design and ensure a proper fit.
  • Fitting: Once the denture is ready, you’ll come in for a fitting appointment. Your dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
  • Adjustments and follow-up: As you adjust to your new dentures, you may experience some discomfort or soreness. Your dentist will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make additional adjustments, and address any issues that arise.

It’s important to note that getting dentures can be a significant adjustment, and it may take some time to get used to speaking and eating with them. With proper care and maintenance, however, dentures can provide a comfortable and effective solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. Schedule a consultation with Indian Trail Dental Studio today.

What Happens if a Denture Is Done Incorrectly or Not at All?

Improper installation of dentures can lead to a range of complications and consequences that can affect your oral health, comfort, and overall quality of life. To avoid potential consequences, it’s important to work with a qualified dentist like Indian Trail Dental Studio, and follow the instructions for proper care and maintenance of your dentures. A few consequences of improper denture installation include:

  • Soreness and discomfort: If your dentures don’t fit properly or rub against your gums, you may experience soreness, redness, or even sores in your mouth.
  • Difficulty eating and speaking: Dentures that don’t fit properly can make it difficult to eat certain foods or speak clearly, which can affect your overall quality of life.
  • Slippage or movement: Poorly fitting dentures can slip or move around in your mouth, causing embarrassment and discomfort.
  • Gum irritation and infection: If your dentures rub against your gums or are not cleaned properly, it can lead to gum irritation and even infection.
  • Damage to remaining teeth and gums: Dentures that are not properly fitted or maintained can put excessive pressure on the remaining teeth and gums, leading to damage or even tooth loss.
  • Jawbone deterioration: If dentures are not properly fitted, they can accelerate jawbone deterioration, leading to further oral health complications over time.

If you experience any discomfort or difficulty with your dentures, it’s important to seek the advice from the care team at Indian Trail Dental Studio If you’re ready to take the next steps in restoring your smile with dentures, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

​​The main difference between a partial and complete denture is the number of teeth being replaced. A partial denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth, but not all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It consists of a metal or plastic framework that holds one or more artificial teeth in place, and is usually anchored to the remaining natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments.

A complete denture, on the other hand, is used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It consists of a full set of artificial teeth attached to a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums. Complete dentures can be either conventional, meaning they are made after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have healed, or immediate, meaning they are made and placed in the mouth immediately after the teeth are removed.

Getting used to wearing dental prosthetics can take some time and patience. With patience, persistence, and proper care, however, you can achieve a comfortable and effective solution for restoring your smile and improving your oral health. Here’s a few tips for getting using dental prosthetics: 

  • Wear your dentures regularly: The more frequently you wear your dentures, the quicker your mouth will adjust to them. Start by wearing them for a few hours a day and gradually increase the duration over time.
  • Practice speaking: Speaking with dentures in place can feel awkward or challenging at first. Practice speaking out loud in front of a mirror or with a trusted friend or family member to help you become more comfortable.
  • Eat soft foods: Start with soft or liquid foods and gradually reintroduce harder or chewier foods as you become more comfortable. Avoid biting or chewing with your front teeth, as this can dislodge your dentures.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene: Proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining the health of your mouth and your dentures. Brush and rinse your mouth after eating, and clean your dentures regularly with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner.
  • Follow up with your dentist: Regular checkups and adjustments can help to ensure the continued effectiveness and comfort of your dentures. Be sure to follow up with your dental professional as recommended.

With these strategies in mind, you can successfully adjust to wearing dental prosthetics and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more confident smile. 

The lifespan of a denture can vary depending on several factors, including the type of denture, the materials used, and how well it is cared for. In general, a well-made and properly maintained denture can last for several years.

Yes, a denture can often be repaired or adjusted if they become damaged or no longer fit properly. Denture repairs may be necessary if the denture is cracked, chipped, or broken. In some cases, the repair may be a simple fix, such as filling in a small chip or crack with dental adhesive. 

Hasmi R. Patel, DMD

Dr. Hasmi Patel

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