Full dentures can be a great way to replace missing teeth, but some steps need to be taken before you can put those new teeth in your mouth. Only a dentist can help you with the transition from partial dentures to full dentures, so it's important to know what they can do.
Here are four ways a dentist can help with the transition to full dentures:
1. A Dentist Will Make Sure Your Gums And Jawbone Are Healthy Enough For Full Dentures
If you have lost all or most of your teeth and are considering full dentures, a dentist will need to make sure that your gums and jawbone are healthy enough to support new teeth. If they are not, then the dentist may recommend some gum surgery to help improve their health before fitting you for full dentures. This is especially important if you want to wear your new complete dentures daily.
2. A Dentist Will Ensure That Your Bite Is Correct Before Fitting You With Full Dentures
Bite problems can lead to issues with chewing and digestion as well as facial pain and jaw pain. A dentist will assess whether your bite is contributing to any of these problems by examining it during an examination, performing an impression of your teeth and taking x-rays where appropriate. This assessment will help them determine whether any adjustments need to be made before fitting you with new teeth so that they fit comfortably in your mouth without causing any discomfort or damage to your complete dentures or other parts of your mouth.
3. A Dentist Will Help You Adjust To Chewing With Full Dentures
Chewing and biting are two of the most important functions of your mouth. When you have dentures, it may take some time to adjust to chewing with new teeth. Your dentist can help you learn how to bite on your dentures in a way that feels comfortable for you and doesn't damage them. If you're experiencing discomfort with chewing or biting, talk to a dentist about ways to improve your technique.
4. A Dentist Will Fit You With Full Dentures
If you're thinking about getting full dentures, they must fit perfectly so that they don't slip out of place while you're chewing or talking. That's where your dentist comes in — they'll make sure that the fit is just right before they send them off to be made by an experienced lab technician who will use high-quality materials like porcelain and metal alloys to give them strength and durability without sacrificing aesthetics.
If you're ready to make the transition from partial to full dentures, chat with a dentist about complete dentures today.