Candidates For Full Arch Dentures
Are Dentures Right For Me?
Full arch dentures are typically recommended for patients:
- Who has lost most or all of their teeth, or are at risk of losing them?
- Who are not able to get implants due to medical conditions or due to less jawbone
- Whose remaining teeth are not good candidates to support fixed tooth replacement like bridges.
- Consult our dentists today to get honest and apt advice and guidance regarding the necessity of full dentures.
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The Treatment Process for Full Arch Dentures
The first step in treatment is to prepare your mouth for full arch dentures, and this means that any unhealthy remaining teeth must be removed as full dentures fit directly over your gums and bones and stay there using suction force. Once your gums heal after extraction procedure, dental impressions and photos will be taken of your arches. Our dentists will work with an outside lab to create r custom dentures for you. While these are manufactured, you’ll be given temporary dentures to wear in the meantime. Once we receive your final denture, you’ll come in for your last appointment and we will ensure that the dentures fit perfectly in your mouth. Before you leave, we’ll discuss how to wear your dentures and care for them properly and answer any questions you may have about your new smile. Our dentists will explain what to expect and how to adjust to your new dentures.
Preparing For Dentures
Unless you have already lost all of the teeth in your upper, lower, or both arches, you will need to have your remaining teeth extracted before your dentures are created. Dentures fit directly over your gums and stay in place due to friction, so they are unable to fit around any remaining teeth. We understand that extracting your teeth can seem intimidating, so we help you consider all of your restorative options carefully before moving forward. We want to empower you to make the best decisions for your oral health, so we are always here with honest advice and guidance.
What To Expect
The Tooth Extraction Process
When you come in for extraction, the dentist will begin by cleaning and numbing your mouth. Then, a specialized tool called a dental elevator is used to loosen the tooth in its socket. After this, the tooth is gently pulled out by its root using forceps. The area is then cleaned and disinfected again, and sutured shut. This process typically takes only about 5 minutes per tooth, and our advanced numbing agents ensure that you feel no anxiety or discomfort throughout the entire process. Dentists will be When you come in for an extraction, dentists will begin by cleaning and explaining precautions to be taken after extraction and things to expect.
How Do I Care For My Dentures?
After you receive your permanent dentures at Right Choice Dental Care, you need to follow certain instructions given by our dentist to keep your dentures in great shape.
- Remove and rinse your dentures every time you eat, drink any beverages. also rinse your mouth or brush your gums. This helps eliminate the buildup of food particles. Thus, minimizing the growth of oral bacteria that can cause gum disease and other such issues.
- Remove your dentures at night before going to sleep and deep them in water or a special denture cleanser. Keeping the dentures moist stops them from warping, which can ruin their fit.
- Regular check up visit at your dentist is a must.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
With proper care, you can expect your new set of dentures to last between 5-7 years. Over time, the wear & tear caused by eating, chewing, and speaking can cause your dentures to wear out, also they may stop fitting properly due to changes in your facial structure which is a natural process.
If you begin to feel like your dentures are loose they are causing sore spots on your gums, or you have any other problems with your dentures, you should see your dentist at Right Choice Dental Care.
Can I Get Tooth Extractions And Dentures On The Same Day?
Answer is Yes. such dentures are known as “immediate dentures. Our dentist will see to it that you get immediate denture on the same day as extraction so that you don’t have to leave our clinic with an empty mouth which can be quite embarrassing.
Immediate dentures allow you to maintain your appearance, and they also cover up the extraction sites, which can help promote better healing and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction.
However, the fit of a set of immediate dentures is usually not perfect, since they are made before your teeth are extracted. In addition, it’s common for your gums to change in size and shape after tooth extraction. So, you need to come back to Right Choice Dental Care to have a permanent set of dentures fitted once your gums heal from the extraction process. To understand the complete treatment plan do consult our dentists.
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