If you wear dentures, then you may have heard of flexible partial dentures. These unique dentures can provide advantages that traditional dentures do not.If you are considering a switch to flexible partial dentures, have a discussion with your dentist about some of the benefits that come with these dentures.Before you speak with your dentist, look…
Steps For Getting Dentures Fitted
Dentures are a good solution for someone who has lost their teeth to regain a normal life. Regardless of how many teeth that have been lost, having a set of dentures can allow a person to chew and speak normally again.
Steps to getting dentures
There are three types of dentures that someone can have, based on their needs and unique circumstances. There are full dentures, partial dentures and immediate dentures. Either option someone chooses they will need to have them explicitly fitted for their mouth. Below is an overview of the steps and how they are completed.
Preparation for the dentures
The first visit when you are getting a new set of dentures will require three steps to be completed.
First will be a comprehensive examination. This will determine the overall health of your mouth and find any issues that may occur. One example of things we see is sometimes a patient has an excess of flabby tissue on their gums. This can affect the fit of the dentures. A series of X-rays will be taken to ensure that the underlying bone structure will be complementary to the denture fittings. Next, an imprint of the gums will be made and created using a plaster. The plaster implant gives the laboratory a replica of your gums which they can create the new dentures from.
Central jaw relation
On the second visit, the focus will be working to make sure that the teeth being formed are the right size and aligned so that there is no clicking of the jaw while speaking or chewing. This is done by using a loose-fitting denture base and wax rims, to simulate teeth, which are adjusted until they are a perfect fit. Once this fit is perfect and secure, we will send the mold to the laboratory to fabricate the teeth themselves.
During the third visit, you will get to see the actual teeth that you will be using and try them on. The difference being that the teeth will be embedded in wax instead of the final product, and the base will still be loose enough to have the ability and slide on the gums. This fitting allows the dentist to get the final measurements and send any adjustments to the laboratory, which will then make the final product that you will use for years to come.
Ready for your new dentures?
On the fourth visit, you will have the final pair of dentures that were constructed for you. After ensuring they fit correctly, you will be on your way with your new teeth!
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