While we can customize dentures to fit a patient's teeth perfectly at Foothills Dental Group, there are still a few key factors that patients need to understand before getting dentures. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology allow for this process to be easier than ever before. Below is a list of the steps in the process.
1. A dental examination
The first step is for our team to examine the patient's teeth and determine the state of the patient's oral health. During this examination, the dentist will search for any signs of infection, tooth decay, previous dental work that can hinder the denture process and search for any other teeth that may need removal prior to placing the dentures.
2. Making the dentures
After the consultation, the dentist will take a mold of the teeth and take measurements to ensure that the dentures fit the remaining teeth exactly. We will then send these results to a dental lab that will build the dentures to the specifications.
3. Fitting the dentures
Once we complete the dentures, we will bring the patient in for a fitting to ensure the dentures fit without issue. We will make sure that the individual can use the dentures without pain or issue. If necessary, we will make adjustments to the dentures during this appointment.
Adjusting to your new dentures sometimes takes patience and time. Our team will work closely with you to make any further adjustments or alterations with your new dentures and make sure they’re functioning correctly and fitting comfortably in your mouth. A routine of daily care, including cleaning and maintaining your dentures, is highly recommended to keep them looking their best and prevent stains and odor from occurring.
If you have any questions regarding denture fabrication and/or the process of getting new dentures, please ask our experienced dentist to guide you in right direction and answer your questions.