Denture Fabricationin Seymour, IN & Louisville, KY
Dentures are typically the best solution for dental patients if they have lost all of their natural teeth. Dentures are prosthetic devices that replace your missing teeth and help restore your smile. What is the process of creating your new dentures?
The Process of Complete Denture Fabrication
Prosthetic dentistry and the fabrication of dentures a complex process that requires precision and skill. First, a dental impression is taken of the patient’s mouth with a custom impression tray. Next, this preliminary impression is used to create a model of the teeth and gums. Next in the denture fabrication process, the model is used to design the denture, taking into account the shape and size of the teeth, the spacing between them, mandibular arches, and the contours of the gums. Finally, a wax rim is fabricated from this mold to figure out the vertical dimension of occlusion. Other things of importance are the bite rims which provide lip support to your dentures.
Once the denture has been designed, it is sent to a laboratory where it is cast in plaster or resin, and the desired occlusal scheme is figured. Next, the denture is trimmed and polished to ensure a comfortable fit. Finally, the denture is checked for fit and function. The denture fabrication process takes several weeks to complete but ensures each patient receives a denture tailored to their needs.
Types of Dentures
There are two different approaches to denture technology, including traditional dentures and new dental technology.
Conventional Complete Dentures
A complete denture is a dental prosthetic used to replace all-natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are also known as false teeth. Full dentures are custom-made to fit each mouth, and they are usually made of acrylic resin. They are supported by the gum tissue and the jaw bone. Complete dentures are typically used for people who have lost all of their natural teeth.
Immediate dentures are fabricated in advance and can be inserted immediately after the natural teeth are removed. This type of denture has several advantages:
- It helps avoid the awkwardness of having no teeth while the permanent dentures are being made.
- It allows the gums and bones to heal without the pressure of having to support dentures.
- Immediate dentures tend to be more comfortable than conventional dentures, as they fit more snugly around the gums.
Overdentures are false teeth that are supported by natural teeth or implants. They are typically used when a person has lost most of their teeth but still has some healthy teeth. Overdentures can significantly improve the appearance and function of your teeth, and they can also help prevent further tooth loss.
New Dental Technology
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. They provide a solid foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth made to match your natural teeth. Implants are excellent for people in good general oral health who have lost one tooth or man teeth due to gum disease, an injury, or another reason. While high-tech in nature, implants are better for saving natural teeth than traditional bridgework since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Implants are so well designed that they become a part of you. After about six to eight weeks, implants fuse with your jawbone.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures can improve the person’s ability to chew and speak, and they can also give support to the facial muscles and restore a natural appearance to the face. Complete dentures can be made beforehand or after the remaining teeth have been removed.
Once you have your dentures made, it is essential to have a proper treatment plan to care for them properly and ensure their longevity.
Here are some dental care tips for caring for your dentures:
- Clean them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner
- Soak your dentures in water or a denture cleaning solution overnight
- Keep your dentures in a dry place when not in use
- Avoid eating sticky or hard foods, which can damage the dentures
- See your dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings
Get Fitted for Dentures Today
At Strull Oral Surgery, our goal is to make a significant difference in our patient’s oral health. So denture fabrication is easy and painless. Our team serves the Louisville, Kentucky, and Seymour, Indiana areas.
Contact our Seymour IN team at 812-289-8215 to schedule a denture fitting appointment.