Preparing for Your Next Trip to the Dentist

With a little preparation, you can make sure that you get much more from your next trip to the dentist. Your local dentist doesn't just check on the health of your teeth, they can also offer many other treatments. This website is designed to bring up the best info possible about the range of treatments a dental professional can offer you. We will be looking at dentures, tartar removal, tooth replacement and much more. While no one who contributes to this site is a trained dentist, everyone is extremely interested in researching and writing about this topic. Thank you for checking out this site.

What Kind of Denture Services Can You Get from Your Dentist?

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If you lose a tooth, a set of teeth or all your teeth, maybe from an accident, illness or old age, the solution is dentures or implants. Here's what you need to know about dentures, implants and other types of denture services.

Denture Fitting

The first denture service you can get from a dental clinic is the fitting of either partial or full dentures. Dentures are artificial teeth attached to pink plastic in the shape of your gum.

If you have lost one tooth, the pink plastic will only have one tooth attached at the exact position where you have a missing tooth. Such a denture is known as a partial denture; you wear it in your mouth on either the upper or lower gum. On the upper gum, the denture is supported by your pallet, tongue, gum and lower teeth, while on the lower gum, the partial denture is supported by your gum and upper teeth.

If you have lost all your teeth, you might need full dentures. These are a full set of teeth attached to two pink pieces of plastic in the shape of your upper and lower gums. You wear the upper denture on your upper gum and the lower denture on your lower gum.

For the above dentures to be made, you might need to visit your dentist so that he or she takes an exact model of your mouth. The model needs to be as accurate as possible so that the dentures fit perfectly and don't cause any discomfort or mouth injury.

Dental Implants

Even though dental implants do not utilise dentures, they also solve the problem of missing teeth.

Dental implants require surgery because implants or pins have to be attached to your jawbone to act as roots to your artificial tooth or teeth. You might need some time to heal before the crown is screwed onto the implants.

Denture Repair

It is not uncommon for dentures to get damaged, especially if you are not careful in the way you store them when sleeping. You can also damage them during cleaning if you drop them from a high point to the floor or sink.

It is important to note that DIY denture repairs should not be attempted, especially if you are thinking in terms of superglue. Remember, dentures are objects that go into your mouth, you can easily poison yourself. Some repairs can also be shoddy, meaning you might cause injury to the soft tissue in your mouth. It is always recommended to let a dentist repair your dentures.

Reach out to a professional who provides denture services for more information. 


10 June 2020