Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Dentures
Dentures are detachable replacements for missing teeth and are either complete or partial. People with no remaining teeth use complete dentures, while people with some remaining natural teeth use partial dentures. Dentures are custom-designed to match and look like your natural teeth. Count on Accurate Denture Clinic Ltd. for complete and partial dentures in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Sardis. We also provide customized dentures designed to match your age, complexion and facial features.
Here are different steps for fabricating complete dentures:
1. Free Initial Consultation:
The Denturist will consult with you about the process involved in designing an accurate denture. During the consultation, the denturist will examine your mouth condition and suggest proper diagnosis and treatment plans according to your need and facial design. Your medical and dental history is considered to check if surgery is needed. In some cases, surgery might be required to accommodate the fitting of your denture. If needed, your denturist will refer you to one of the dentists or oral surgeons colleague.
2. Preliminary Impression:
A preliminary impression is an impression taken for the purpose of diagnosis or for the construction of a tray. This impression may sometimes be taken on the consultation appointment. An impression tray will be used to take a mold of your gums.
3. Final Impression:
Custom trays will be made especially for you to have the most accurate impression taken from your mouth. There will also be a bite registration taken, any necessary facial or oral measurements, along with choosing the quality, mold and shade of the teeth.
A trial of the denture teeth will be set up in wax prepared to place into the patient’s mouth to evaluate aesthetics and make sure the bite is correct. Sometimes it may require more than one appointment to achieve the satisfactory look of the denture. The denturist will check and approve the bite, look and freeway space. Once the try-in is approved by the patient and denturist, the denture can be processed.
Denture insertion will take place on this appointment. The denturist will check the bite again and look for any pressure points you may have and will make any necessary adjustments.
6. 24 hours Follow up Adjustment:
On this appointment the denturist will adjust any pressure or sore areas you may have developed after the denture insertion. It is different for each patient. Some may not require any adjustments while some may require one or more adjustments.
You will require some time to adjust to your new dentures. Some common adjustments that will be required are:
• You can face difficulty pronouncing certain words. But with practice, you will be able to speak normally
• You will be able to eat and enjoy the food that you used to eat before. But initially, it is better to cut your food in smaller pieces to make it easier to chew
Choosing between complete and partial dentures depends on the number of remaining healthy teeth. If you still have remaining teeth with plans to remove them, your dentist will perform a tooth extraction procedure before the placement of partial dentures.
Caring for Your Dentures
You’ll need to establish an oral hygiene routine to ensure the longevity of your dentures. Brush them at least once a day using a soft-bristle brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner. You should also make a habit of rinsing your dentures with water after eating to flush out food particles.
When you remove your dentures, make sure to do so over a soft surface, such as a towel, in case you drop them. Soak your dentures in warm water or a mild denture cleaner overnight to help loosen plaque. This will also prevent the prosthesis from drying out and losing its shape.
Visit a Denturist in the Fraser Valley
At Accurate Denture Clinic, we’re dedicated to helping you regain your smile. We’re proud to provide high-quality complete and partial dentures at our clinics in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Sardis. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with a denturist, contact us today.