Dentures In Mahopac
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable teeth prosthetics for replacing missing teeth. These prosthetics are made from materials like porcelain, ceramic, and composite resin that mimic your teeth’s natural color. You’ll need dentures to replace missing teeth from excessive decay, accidents, or disease. Contact us to learn more!
Did you know…
Dentures are not only for adults? Children can get them too.
The Process of Getting Dentures: What to Expect
The First Appointment
The first appointment takes about 30 minutes. Dr, Landman will examine your teeth and consult you on what kind of dentures you want and how you want them to feel in your mouth. He’ll then use a special dental mold to take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to create special impression trays for your mouth specifically.
The Second Appointment
The subsequent appointment takes about 30 to 40 minutes and involves taking secondary impressions. These impressions are different from the ones Dr. Landman took during the first appointment. The secondary impressions create special trays that mimic your mouth’s exact anatomy. Dr. Landman will ask you to take a wax bite to check your jaw alignment and create a trial denture.
The Third Appointment
Here, you’ll try on the wax dentures to check their fit, mouth feel, color, and appearance. This will form the basis of the final denture. It’s important to raise any concerns with the denture during this appointment. That way, Dr. Landman can implement any changes and ensure you get a perfect set of dentures.
The Fourth Appointment
This appointment is where you’ll collect your new teeth. Dr. Landman will help install them on your teeth and make adjustments if necessary. Your dentures might feel a little uncomfortable at first, but you’ll get used to it.
What Types of Dentures Do We Offer?
Partial dentures replace one or several missing teeth. They contain one or a set of false teeth resting on a metal or plastic base and serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
Full dentures are dentures that replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. You can get full dentures for your upper or single jaw, or for both jaws.
Did you know…
Dentures look and feel like real teeth.
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How Do I Care For My Dentures?
Gently clean your dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner. Also, remove them before going to sleep and soak them in clean water or a denture-cleaning solution. Don’t forget to rinse your dentures with warm water after eating or drinking to remove food particles that may promote the breeding of bacteria.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Anyone with missing teeth is a good candidate for dentures, provided they have healthy gum tissue and enough bone mass. If you have one or two missing teeth, Dr. Landman may suggest dental bridges instead. Sometimes he might have to treat your gum disease symptoms and schedule jaw bone grafting before you can get dentures.