Dentures are partial or full sets of artificial teeth that are custom-made for your mouth and gums. They replace lost or removed teeth so that you can regain functionality and confidence. Once teeth are replaced, patients can eat, chew, speak and smile with ease. Depending on your needs, dentures may be the best option to regain your smile and get your oral health back on track at Bayview Dental.
41 million Americans wear dentures to help them eat, speak and smile with confidence every day.
At your consultation, your dentist will determine if dentures are right for you. Your doctor will examine your mouth, take x-rays, and decide if your gums are healthy enough to support dentures.
After you’ve been approved for treatment, your dentist will create a plan for your dentures and go over it with you so you know exactly what to expect. From there, our team will schedule your impressions and tooth extraction appointments.
Next, your dentist will take impressions to ensure that your dentures will sit completely to your gum line and fit comfortably in your mouth once they are ready to be worn.
During the extraction process, your dentist will numb your mouth with anesthetic to ensure a comfortable, painless procedure. Temporary dentures may also be provided after the extraction to protect your gums during the healing process.
After the extraction procedure, make sure to get plenty of rest for at least 24 hours. Your dentist will provide detailed instructions so that you can remain comfortable and pain free while you heal. While your prosthetic is being made, you will discuss with your dentist the shade, size, and shape of teeth that you want for your new set of dentures.
When your dentures are complete, you will return to the office to begin the fitting process. Adjustments can be made to ensure your dentures are as comfortable and functional as possible. Plan on returning to the office for yearly checkups on your dentures, but know that a set of dentures can last you up to 10 years if you take good care of them.
A partial denture helps restore the form and function of your jaw by replacing one or several missing teeth. This removable, natural looking dental appliance is made from a combination of metal and acrylic, which makes it sturdy enough to handle years of chewing and speaking. Keep in mind that our team is always here to assist you in selecting the right partial denture for your unique needs.
Full dentures are a replacement for all of a patient’s teeth. These removable dental appliances are made out of acrylic and are suctioned to the gum tissue to keep them in place. If you lose all or most of your natural teeth and are looking to restore your entire smile, full dentures can help fill out your appearance, leaving you ready to smile with confidence again.
Cavities can be caused by the transmission of bacteria from a mother to her infant.
About 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth.