What are dentures?
Dentures are an oral prosthetic that will replace missing teeth and can replenish a healthy smile. One can lose the permanent teeth for many reasons like gum disease, injuries and tooth decay, among others. By replacing those missing teeth with removable dentures you can enhance your smile and your health. Dentures can help you with eating, speaking and facial sag that comes from missing teeth and can make you appear older. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so that it minimizes changes to your original smile.
Types of Dentures
There are three main types of dentures;
Conventional - Conventional dentures are fully removable prosthesis placed in your mouth only after the remaining teeth have been removed and the healing process has been completed. The process can take several weeks.
- The immediate denture is a removable denture that can be inserted the same day that the remaining teeth have been removed.
- There are utilized in some cases where some of the teeth can be saved to preserve the integrity of the jawbone OR implants are placed which provides a stable support for the denture. The denture sits over these remaining teeth or implants, which acts as a brace.
Note: With new dentures, it is not unusual to feel minor soreness as your tongue and mouth muscles get used to wearing them.
Just like with your original teeth, it is important that you practice good oral hygiene. Use a soft bristle toothbrush along with a non-abrasive cleanser and be sure to rinse away all food particles. While your dentures are not in use, keep them in a safe place covered in water.
How can My Dental Assisting Institute help?
Anyone who is in need of a custom set of dentures, whether it be for the first time, or for someone with an old or ill-fitting set, My Dental Assisting Institute can help.
At My Dental Assisting Institute, we offer same day dentures, relines, & repairs with our in-house denture lab. We make custom and premium dentures with same day service. That means that you get a full, custom set of teeth in just a single day, or get your existing teeth relined or repaired with same-day service.
Patients are scheduled in the morning for impressions and records, and then their teeth are delivered in the afternoon. That's right, all within the same day.
We have brought our lab in-house so that we can fit you with precision, making the final dentures specific to your mouth. This reduces lab fees and therefore we can pass the savings onto our patients. You end up saving thousands of dollars...so book your next vacation with your new smile!