For patients missing multiple teeth or who have no permanent teeth remaining, dentures offer an affordable and lasting solution for restoring their smiles back to health. If you need dentures in Powell, WY, our team at Frontier Family Dental have the experience and knowledge needed to help restore the confidence our patients have in their smiles.
Wearing dentures today no longer requires patients to sacrifice comfort and appearance for the ability to eat and drink like before. Not only do dentures today look and feel better than ever, they also fit more comfortably and are easier to wear.
Dr. Williams knows that our patients have a lot of questions about getting dentures in Powell, WY. To help you better understand whether dentures would make the right choice for your oral health, here’s what you need to know about getting dentures.
What are Dentures?
Let’s start with clearing up any misconceptions about what separates dentures from other tooth replacement options.
Dentures sit inside the mouth and act as a replacement for missing teeth. Unlike a dental implant and attaching crown, patients can remove their dentures at night for cleaning. It remains important that patients clean their dentures nightly so their mouths stay healthy and their dentures continue to properly function.
When a patient has some natural teeth still remaining in the mouth, partial dentures can help to bridge the gap between their teeth. When a patient has lost all of their remaining natural teeth, a full set of dentures will provide patients with a replacement option that looks, feels, and functions just like their natural teeth.
Why Should Patients Consider Dentures?
As many patients grow older, they start to lose teeth as a result of dental decay, disease, or even injury. When patients want to find a lasting and affordable solution for replacing missing teeth, they begin to consider what getting dentures could mean for their long-term oral health.
In addition to disrupting our ability to eat, drink, and even smile with confidence, missing teeth can also cause a variety of other oral health problems to develop.
When a smile misses a few teeth, the gap that’s created can cause the neighboring teeth to shift to fill the space. This leads to teeth becoming crooked, which can then lead to the development of a misaligned bite that makes chewing uncomfortable.
As teeth shift, the underlying bone structure that holds them into place also begins to deteriorate. This deterioration increases the risk of further tooth loss. So, not only do dentures help to plug an existing gap in a smile, they can also help to prevent further tooth loss.
How Do Patients Get Dentures?
Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Williams marks the first step towards getting dentures in Powell, WY.
During your denture consultation, Dr. Williams will examine the current state of your oral health to determine the extent of how many teeth you’re missing. Dr. Williams will then recommend a treatment plan, which will include the type of dentures best suited to meet your individual needs.
Once the type of denture you’ll receive has been decided upon, our team will take an impression of your mouth. This impression will be used in the creation of your custom dentures.
The placement of dentures can begin immediately for patients with no remaining natural teeth. For patients with teeth, our team may need to remove some of their existing teeth to make room for the placement of dentures. Rest assured, we will always discuss the tooth removal process and whether it’s actually necessary with you before starting the procedure.
After the mouth has been prepared and your dentures custom crafted, our team will provide your new replacement teeth.
What Should Patients Expect After Getting Dentures?
It will take some time for you to get used to wearing dentures. Fortunately, our team at Frontier Family Dental will be here to help you throughout the acclimation process. Dr. Williams will provide you tips on the types of foods you should consider eating at first while breaking your dentures in, and which you should avoid. We will also provide you with instructions on how to properly care and wear your dentures.
Once your dentures have been properly fitted and adjusted to meet the individual requirement of your mouth, you’ll soon find wearing your new teeth just as comfortable and convenient as before.