If you are missing teeth, we may suggest complete dentures as a method of restoration. Today’s dentures have come a long way from those in the past. They look extremely natural and can help you gain back the self-confidence that often diminishes after tooth loss.
The case for dentures
Many patients wonder why they need to replace the full set of teeth. Without natural teeth, the muscles of the face will sag, leaving you looking much older than you actually are. Additionally, task such as biting, chewing, and speaking can all be difficult without teeth. Dentures not only give you back the appearance of a complete smile, they also improve functionality.
The dentures procedure
During your first visit, we will examine your teeth and take some measurements. These are then sent to the laboratory for fabrication of your customized dentures. The shade of your new teeth is also chosen during this visit. Once the dentures are complete and back in the office, you may return for a final fitting. Dentures will be checked to ensure proper fit and comfort.
Adjusting to your new set of teeth
It is true that dentures may feel uncomfortable or awkward in the beginning. This is because the muscles of your face need to be trained in how to work with the dentures. We encourage patients to wear their dentures as much as possible in the beginning to shorten the adjustment period. You will find that after a short period, you have become accustomed to your new dentures and can eat and speak confidently.
Taking care of your complete dentures
Oral hygiene is still important with dentures. To keep plaque at bay, patients should brush/clean their gums every morning before inserting the dentures. We’ll also give you instructions for proper storage and cleaning of your dentures.
With a new set of complete dentures, you will be well on your way to enjoying your smile once again. To learn more about this procedure from your local Redlands area dentist, set up an appointment with us today.