Dentures in Wesley Chapel

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable prostheses that replace missing teeth in the mouth. In turn, this restores a patient’s smile, confidence, tooth structure, and functionality. 

Dentures can prevent the teeth from shifting and causing orthodontic problems and they can also help you chew your food more efficiently and speak clearly.  Dentures are fabricated from impressions that are taken from your mouth so that they are custom-made to fit the measurements of your mouth. 

Every few years, you may need to get your dentures relined or rebased because your facial structure can change over the years due to bone loss and lead to ill-fitting dentures. Call today to schedule an appointment at your dentist in Wesley Chapel.

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Did you know…

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Dentures last for an average of 7 to 10 years.

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How It Works: The Denture Fabrication Process

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CONSULTATION

Dr. Parikh will examine your teeth to determine what denture is right for you and will take x-rays to rule out active oral health problems.

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Extractions

If you are getting full dentures, we will extract all of your remaining teeth. It takes about 8 to 12 weeks to heal from these extractions. You will receive immediate temporary dentures to wear in the meantime to assist with chewing. 

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Impressions

After your teeth have been extracted for full dentures or as the first step in the partial denture process, we will take impressions of your mouth. These are sent to the dental lab that fabricates your dentures.

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Jaw Record

We will then take a jaw record which is the measurement of how your bite fits together and how much space is between them. This is also sent to the dental lab so they can fabricate a custom-made denture that perfectly fits inside of your mouth.

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Try-In

Once we have set your dentures in wax, we will hold a trial fitting for you to test how your dentures fit and feel. Adjustments are usually needed after the first try-in. You can let us know if anything needs to be altered. A few adjustment periods may be needed until they’re just right. 

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Official Fitting

Once all adjustments have been made, we will hold one final denture fitting before sending you off with your new set of teeth along with aftercare instructions.

Types of Dentures

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Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a type of denture that only replaces a few missing teeth in the mouth rather than all of the teeth. A pink plastic or acrylic base is fabricated to mimic the appearance of gums and attached to this is a series of artificial teeth that are connected through a metal wire framework. 

This denture hooks onto the abutment teeth (natural teeth next to the gap) with metal clasps. A partial denture can replace teeth on both sides of the mouth and prevents the nearby teeth from moving.

Full Dentures

A full denture will only ever be recommended to patients who are experiencing extensive tooth loss with very few natural or healthy teeth left. Full dentures replace one or both arches of teeth but require the extraction of their remaining teeth in that arch. 

These dentures can be placed about 8 to 12 weeks after the tooth extractions, once the gums have fully healed. You will be able to wear temporary dentures while you heal and your official dentures are being fabricated.

We carefully take impressions and measure your jaw relationship to ensure that your dentures fit snugly and are not loose. Full dentures do not clip on through clasps and are not cemented in place. They are held in place through suction that forms from a natural seal around the gums.

Did you know…

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Partial dentures are a removable version of dental bridges.

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