The team at University Dental in Middletown, OH understands the importance of a healthy, natural smile. Even with the best care, dental problems can occur. When problems arise, our team offers comprehensive dental services, including dentures for patients who have lost teeth. We strive to make the process as smooth as possible and to let patients know what to expect throughout the denture treatment process.
Trauma, illness, and poor dental hygiene may result in having teeth removed. Dentures are an aesthetically and functionally pleasing option to replace missing teeth. We offer dentures made with quality materials designed to fit your mouth comfortably. At University Dental, we offer full, partial, and implant-supported dentures.
- Full dentures can be created for a full arch of teeth, top, bottom, or both.
- Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth.
- Implant-retained dentures are held in place and supported by as few as four dental implants.
What to expect during the denture treatment process
This process requires several appointments to ensure a satisfying result. An examination is needed to discuss your needs and to check for possible dental issues such as teeth that should be extracted. Your dentist will take notes regarding the size, shape, and color of your teeth and will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth. This helps ensure your new dentures will look natural and fit comfortably. The notes and molds are sent to a laboratory to create the dentures. If teeth need to be extracted, that will be done before your dentures can be fitted. The surrounding gums need to heal before you can be fitted for your new, custom dentures.
Once your dentures are ready and your mouth has healed, you will return for a fitting. Your dentist may need to adjust your new dentures, but they should feel comfortable. Eating and speaking should be natural. Follow your dentist’s advice on how to care for your new smile to ensure the longevity of your dentures.