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If you’ve lost the majority of your teeth, dentures from Dr. Anderson at Vista Smiles may be the right choice for you. With dentures, you can completely restore your teeth in just a few weeks. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, smile proudly, speak clearly, and enjoy your day-to-day routine without the complications of tooth loss. Contact us now to find out if complete dentures are right for you.
Dentures can be made to look exactly like natural teeth.
To begin the process, Dr. Anderson will take impressions of your gums and use a wax bite form to record information about your bite. He may also take scans and pictures of your mouth to gather more details about your oral health.
Then, this information will be sent to our partner dental lab, where a trial set of wax dentures will be built. You’ll come back to our office to try these on, and Dr. Anderson will work with you to see how well they fit. This same basic process may be repeated multiple times as Dr. Anderson perfects the shape, fit, and functionality of your dentures. Once everything looks perfect, your final set of dentures will be manufactured by our partner dental lab.
Then, you’ll come in for a final appointment. Dr. Anderson will double-check the fit one final time, then you’ll be sent home with your new smile, as well as instructions on how to care for your new set of complete dentures.
40% of adults 65+ do not have a complete set of teeth
Full dentures replace all of your teeth. They are meant only for people who have experienced severe tooth loss due to gum disease, extensive decay, or traumatic oral injuries. This is because they require all of your remaining healthy teeth to be removed.
Full mouth dentures use a gum-colored acrylic base, which fits tightly over your gums and is held in place by friction, though denture adhesive can also be used for a tighter hold. This base supports a full set of teeth, which are also usually made out of a durable acrylic material.
By replacing all of your teeth, complete dentures restore your smile, your ability to speak and chew properly, and your self-confidence, making them an excellent option if you’ve lost the majority of your teeth.
If most of your teeth are missing or severely damaged, complete dentures are usually the most cost-effective way to restore your smile, and may be a good option for you. However, they’re not always your only option. Dental implants, for example, can be used to support a set of dentures.
These are known as “implant-supported dentures.” This process is more complex and expensive, but implant-supported dentures last longer than complete dentures, protect your oral health, and will never move or shift, so they’re worth considering. To learn more and see if complete dentures are right for you, schedule an appointment at Vista Smiles today.