Modern dentures are made from advanced materials, using the latest science. The resulting replacement teeth are more stable, durable, and lifelike than the false teeth of previous eras.
For added support, you may even opt to get a hybrid type of denture, which uses dental implants to stabilize the dental plate.
Thanks to these types of advancements, today’s dentures are designed to last for years and decades to come!
What to expect
You’ve already started the process by visiting Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry’s website. The dental team is glad you are here! New patients should call 855-572-9181 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitcomb. They can examine your mouth and determine the type of denture that is suitable for your needs, preferences, and goals. Current patients will need to schedule an appointment by calling 603-880-3000.
The dentist will assess the state of your mouth at present, and identify the best treatment options, which may not include dentures at all. Alternatives such as dental bridges and implant-supported crowns may be options, especially for those who are missing a few teeth.
If dentures are deemed best for you, the dental team will take measurements and make an impression of your mouth. This information will be used by technicians to create your new teeth. If you have decayed teeth, they will be extracted. You may have to wait for a few months as the extraction sites heal so the dentures will fit comfortably and securely.
An initial fitting is kind of like giving your new teeth a test drive. A follow-up visit will be scheduled, at which time you can discuss any concerns you may have. The dentists will also recheck the fit and make any adjustments as needed.
A few pointers
It’s common for dentures to feel strange at first. You and your mouth are getting used to them! With time and adjustments as needed, any awkwardness or irritation should subside. Dr. Whitcomb will monitor any lingering sore areas, and address any ongoing issues with personalized treatment.
Even if you have a mouthful of new teeth, it’s important to continue to brush your gums and areas that are often overlooked, such as the tongue and the roof of the mouth. The tongue harbors a lot of bacteria. It is critical for you to keep any remaining teeth clean, should you have partial dentures.
Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry can also discuss how to keep your new teeth looking and functioning their best, via appropriate rinsing and soaking and specialized products.
Should you opt for implant-supported dentures, the biggest departure from some of the steps listed above is the actual placement of the dental implants. After the implants are placed, they will fuse in the succeeding months with surrounding, one. The implants become your artificial tooth roots, so this method is often considered a preferred way to rebuild teeth since it mimics the design of natural, healthy teeth.
The dental team can discuss more about what to expect with dentures from their Nashua office. Plus, they can discuss the pros and cons of these and other treatment approaches. Schedule an appointment today.