Complete dentures are dentures that replace all of the teeth in your mouth. You could have complete dentures on the top part and a separate complete denture on your lower arch. So you could have a set of complete Beaumont dentures to replace missing teeth.
You can have an immediate denture straight after an extraction, so you can have a tooth taken out and an immediate denture placed straight in. You may find that over time the gums can change. For example, if you have had a tooth taken out, that socket will heal, and the gums will probably scar and recede. As it recedes, you will probably find that the immediate denture may become loose.
The healing process usually takes around three months. So after three months, you may then need to return to your dentist to have a permanent denture made to the new outline of your gum.
What you should expect when getting dentures
There are several appointments needed to have a complete denture. In the first visit, you would come in for some initial impressions, and on the second visit, you would have a wax bite done and some more impressions in a custom-made tray. The third visit would probably be some try-ins where they have your dentures made in wax to try them in and assess their bite and look to make sure that you feel comfortable.
The try-in stage is a good stage for tweaking the denture as it is still melting wax. So, for example, if you feel the bite is incorrect or do not like the look or color, this is a really good time to tell your dentist.
The final stage is then when you have the dentures fitted. You go to your dentist, and you have your try-in dentures turned into hard plastic dentures.
A complete denture is made so that it covers the palette. It can stay in place by suction. However, you can use a denture fixative.
You can always return to your dentist if you find that any areas are sharp or that are too snag and have those dentures eased or adjusted in those areas to make them more comfortable for you.
Usually, people cannot tell that you are wearing your denture. They can be well-matched to the color of your teeth and the shapes of your teeth. So people do not necessarily know that you are wearing a denture unless you tell them.
You must have a regular cleaning and maintenance routine. Ensure you take your dentures out, rinse them, remove any fixative residue on them and then leave them in water overnight. It is best to use a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any of a few food particles around the tooth itself.
You do not need to use toothpaste. Toothpaste contains fluoride, which is good for your natural teeth, but plastic teeth do not need this. It can sometimes be abrasive and damage the existing dentures. You are best off just using soap or a denture cleaner. If you have dentures, you still need a dental checkup.
A dental checkup analyzes more than just your teeth. It also checks all the soft tissues inside your mouth to ensure you do not have any lumps, bumps, or ulcers developing in your mouth. So it is important to regularly see your dentist to maintain the health of your mouth. Contact Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental to schedule a dentures consultation appointment today.