Dentures are designed and placed over the course of two appointments. In the first appointment, Dr. Spaniel will take impressions of your mouth. These impressions, along with other measurements and information, will be sent to the dental laboratory and used to create your dentures. It is also during your first appointment that Dr. Spaniel will select the color, shape and size of the artificial teeth for your dentures. The goal is to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. If you are getting a partial denture, the artificial teeth will be crafted to resemble the remaining natural teeth to create a seamless look.
Once your dentures are ready, you will return to our office for placement. Dr. Spaniel will check your bite to make sure your dentures fit properly. Last-minute adjustments to the dentures will be made as needed. It may take some time for you to get used to wearing your prosthetics; this is normal as your mouth adjusts to chewing and speaking with the dentures. Within a few weeks, your dentures should start to feel more comfortable and secure in your mouth.
Our team at Summerwood Family Dental will provide you with detailed instructions on how to clean and care for your dentures. Routine dental cleanings are important so Dr. Spaniel can ensure your dentures are in good condition and functioning properly. Should you have any questions or concerns about your dentures, do not hesitate to contact our office.