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If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile.
Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Today’s technology allows us to create a smile that is natural and confident. A denture doesn’t have to look like a denture any more.
High quality teeth made with layers of different materials are as close to your natural teeth as can be. It is nearly impossible to tell them from the real thing allowing you to smile with complete confidence.
Deciding to Get Dentures
it may be a tough decision to agree to have all your teeth pulled and replaced with dentures, but generally it comes at a time when you have dental problems that are so serious there is little choice.
A severe injury to your face can result is so much damage to your gums and jaw that keeping your natural teeth is not a choice. Severe gum disease, repeated abscessed teeth, and other types of illnesses are also a catalyst for dentures.
While it can seem to be an unpleasant choice, once you become accustomed to eating and talking with dentures, having dentures will feel normal and natural.
When You Get First Dentures
Patient have to wait until gums are completely healed and all the swelling and soreness is gone that’s make your conventional dentures fitted. Usually it takes 2-3 month complete healing of gum.
This insures that they will fit properly from the outset, but you will be without your teeth throughout the healing period. This will make eating and talking more difficult, and many people say they are embarrassed to be seen without their teeth.
How Dentures Are Made
It will take 1 to 2 weeks and a few appointments for the dentist or prosthodontics (a dentist who specializes in the replacement of teeth) to fit and make your dentures. Here are the steps in creating dentures:
1. A series of impressions of your jaw are taken, along with measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them.
2. The denture maker creates a series of models, wax forms, or plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of your denture. The model or form will be fitted into your mouth several times to make small adjustments for fit and shape. The denture’s colour, shape, and fit will be analyzed before your denture is finalized.
3. The final denture will be made.
4. Your denture will be positioned in your mouth at a separate appointment, and any necessary adjustments will be made to the denture to ensure the best, most comfortable fit.