The Dentures Process in Swansea, IL

Dentures Process: Receiving Custom Dentures at Corner Stone Dental

denturesReceiving dentures through a detailed denture procedure at Corner Stone Dental can be a significant step towards reclaiming a confident smile and restoring oral functionality. Many individuals face various dental challenges that make dentures a viable and beneficial option. Whether it’s due to aging, tooth loss, or other dental issues, the denture procedure can help individuals regain their quality of life and self-esteem. At Corner Stone Dental, our Swansea, IL dentist, Dr. Randall E. Wilson, can help you explore the dentures procedure, from the initial consultation to the final placement, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what to expect for renewed oral health and a radiant smile.

Learn how the denture procedure works before making your decision. To schedule an appointment with our Swansea dentist, contact Corner Stone Dental today by calling (618) 236-050.

The Procedure for Dentures

The denture procedure typically involves a few steps. The final dentures are crafted with artificial teeth customized to match the patient’s natural teeth for a seamless appearance. Patients should remember that depending on the type of denture, such as immediate dentures, they receive, the process may differ from the traditional denture process outlined below.

Initial Consultation

The first step to determining if complete dentures are perfect for replacing missing teeth is to schedule a consultation at Corner Stone Dental with Dr. Wilson. He’ll evaluate your oral health, including the condition of your natural teeth, and discuss your needs and expectations.

Based on the assessment, our Swansea dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. Factors considered include:

  • Number of missing teeth
  • Condition of your oral health
  • Jawbone condition
  • Any potential complications

Preliminary Impressions

Once the decision is made to proceed with dentures, Dr. Wilson takes impressions of your gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues to mold your mouth. This mold will be used to create a customized denture that fits securely and comfortably in your mouth.

Using the impressions and measurements, a dental laboratory creates a detailed model of your mouth. This model helps in crafting the dentures to accurately fit the unique shape of your mouth.

Wax Models

A wax model of the dentures will be created to allow you to see how the dentures will look and fit in your mouth. Any necessary adjustments can be made at this stage to ensure that the appearance of the final product meets your needs and expectations.

Final Denture Fitting

Once the wax model has been approved, the final denture will be created. Patients will learn how to wear dentures properly and make any necessary adjustments for comfort and fit. The finished dentures will be fitted in your mouth, and any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure that it fits comfortably and securely.

Follow-up Appointments

After receiving your new dentures, you’ll likely have a follow-up appointment with our dentist to ensure that they’re fitting properly and that you’re comfortable with them. Dr. Wilson may also provide tips on using denture adhesives to ensure a secure fit and discuss the importance of proper denture care. Make sure to keep up with regular dental visits, ensuring that your new dentures stay in great condition as well as your oral health.

Do You Need Tooth Extraction Before Getting Dentures?

tooth extractionGetting teeth extracted before getting dentures is a common process for many people who require complete dentures or partial dentures. The process of extracting teeth before denture placement is important because it allows for the proper fitting and comfort of the dentures.

If it’s determined you need a tooth extraction before getting dentures, your Swansea dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic and then remove the necessary teeth. In some cases, your dentist may need to make incisions in the gum tissue to access the teeth.

After the teeth have been extracted, he’ll likely place sutures in the gum tissue to promote healing. Patients may be advised to eat soft foods and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for some time after the extraction to promote healing.

Once the gums have healed, our dentist will start the process of creating your dentures.

The Lifespan of Your Dentures

After you go through the process of getting dentures, you’ll want to ensure they last as long as possible. On average, traditional dentures last between 5 and 10 years.

To increase the longevity of your new dentures, keep the following in mind:

  1. Material Quality: The materials used to create a new denture set play a significant role in their durability. High-quality materials tend to last longer.
  2. Proper Care: Proper maintenance and cleaning of dentures are essential. Neglecting oral hygiene can lead to faster deterioration. A healthy mouth will aid in the lifespan of your dentures.
  3. Dental Health: Over time, your mouth’s exact shape and structure may change, affecting the fit of your dentures. Regular dental visits can help address this issue.
  4. Denture Type: The type of dentures you have (full denture, partial denture, implant-supported denture) can impact their lifespan. Implant-supported dentures, for example, tend to be more stable and durable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Achieve a Complete, Healthy Smile With Dentures

The denture process can restore your smile and oral functionality. By understanding the journey and what to expect, you can confidently take the first steps toward a revitalized and healthy smile. If you are considering dentures or have further questions about the process, schedule a consultation at our Swansea, IL dental office today by giving our dentist a call at (618) 236-0501.

Corner Stone Dental

4121 Old Collinsville Rd.
Swansea, IL 62226

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