Dentures At Mega Dental Group
Whether you’re thinking about getting dentures or your dentist has already recommended the procedure, you may have several questions about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Learn more about the different types of dentures available and the steps you’ll take through the entire process, so you’ll feel more prepared when you get your dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums your dentist creates to replace natural teeth that were removed or lost. Dentures are custom designed to the exact size of your mouth for a tight fit and to match the teeth still in your mouth. While you might think you have to go to a denturist to get your dentures, the professionals at Mega Dental Group are fully qualified to create your dentures for you.
At one time, dentures were made using plastic or porcelain. However, most dentures today are made from a type of hard resin. While resin is more durable than plastic and porcelain, it’s still more fragile than natural teeth. As a result, it can crack or chip if accidentally dropped. Also,
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You have different types of dentures available. Partial dentures are used when more than a few teeth are missing or when your natural teeth aren’t strong enough to hold a dental bridge. The partial dentures are formed to fit on the gum line, and they fasten to the natural teeth around them to keep them in place when you’re talking, eating, or drinking. However, they’re not permanently attached, so you can easily take them out for sleeping or to clean them.
Complete dentures, sometimes also called full dentures, are used to replace all your natural teeth. Complete dentures can replace just the top row of teeth, just the bottom row of teeth, or the top and bottom row. They’re formed to fit snugly on your gum line. A suction usually holds them in place, but you can also use an oral adhesive for a tighter fit. Additionally, similar to partial dentures, you can also easily remove complete dentures for cleaning and sleeping.
Another type of denture your dentist might recommend is an implant-supported denture.
The Process of Getting Dentures
The first step in getting dentures is to have a dental exam. During this exam, the dentist will look for tooth decay, signs of infection, previous dental work, or anything else that could interfere with forming and fitting the dentures. After the exam, your dentist will take measurements and a mold of your existing teeth to make sure your dentures have an exact fit. These results then get sent to a dental lab that will build your dentures.
When your dentures are ready, you’ll return to the office for a fitting. During the fitting, your dentist will make sure your dentures fit in your mouth without any pain. If necessary, your dentist can make adjustments to your dentures. When your fitting is complete, you’re able to leave the office with your new dentures.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
No matter what type of dentures you have, it’s important to take care of them just like you take care of your natural teeth. Although dentures are made of resin, they can still collect plaque, bacteria, and tartar that can harm the teeth and gums around them.
To clean your dentures, you’ll need to remove them from your mouth and rinse them off with clean water. Then use a soft toothbrush or denture brush and denture cleaner or mild soap to brush your dentures. You don’t want to use an electric toothbrush or regular toothpaste to clean your
If you have more questions about getting dentures, the dental professionals at Mega Dental Group have friendly staff members who are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss all your needs.