Our goal at Prestige Dental Care is to help our patients maintain and retain their natural teeth. Under some circumstances, this may not be a possibility. Together, we will explore options to reach optimal oral health. These options may include partial or complete dentures. These appliances allow us to replace all your missing teeth at one time.
Fabrication of these appliances requires four visits:
- During your first appointment, we take impressions of your upper and lower jaws.
- One week later we will ask you to return to our office to measure a proper distance between upper and lower jaws, as well as choose the shape and color of the teeth for your denture(s).
- At your third appointment we will try the model of your denture in, where teeth are set in wax. During this appointment, we will evaluate the fit of your denture(s) and you will evaluate the look of your new appliance. If either of us determines that adjustments are needed, this is the appointment to do so.
- At the fourth appointment, you will receive your appliance and take it home with you. For better stability of your appliance and a more natural feel, we always recommend that you consider attaching your denture(s) to a few implants. Many patients don’t realize that when the denture is attached to implants, it allows for greater chewing force. In certain cases this can be as much as 80-90%. If this is something you are considering, please let us know when you come in so we can discuss it in further detail.