Once you lose some or all of your teeth, you’re likely to experience particular tooth loss-related complications. For example, tooth loss can lead to sagging of facial features, speech problems, inability to eat your favorite foods, and decreased self-confidence.
Partials and full dentures in Sumter, SC restore your dental function and appearance after tooth loss. A denture is a custom restoration that consists of a gum-colored base supporting a set of replacement teeth.
Restorative Arts Dental provides partial dentures for patients who have lost a few or several of their teeth. However, if you’re battling total tooth loss or edentulism, you may be a candidate for complete dentures.
How Are Dentures Made?
The process of getting dentures involves several steps and multiple dental visits. Below is a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect:
- Initial Consultation. Our dentists in Sumter, SC begin by evaluating your dental health to determine if dentures are ideal for you. Next, the dentists obtain x-rays to get insights into the health of your soft tissues and bone. Our dentists may recommend prerequisite treatments, e.g., gum contouring, bone grafting, and extraction of loose teeth at this point.
- Dental Impressions. After completing all prerequisite treatments, our dentists near you obtain your dental impressions. With the dentist’s assistance, the patient selects their preferred size, shade and shape of the replacement teeth. Next, wax rims are used to determine the best bite or occlusion of your replacement teeth. The dentist then sends the impressions and other relevant information to the dental lab.
- Try-In. The dental lab creates a wax mockup of your dentures. You are expected to try on this mockup and give honest feedback. If you’re unsatisfied with the mockup, the dental lab goes back to the drawing board and makes as many adjustments as you require. The number of try-in visits depends on the number of changes needed. Once the denture meets your expectations, the dental lab goes ahead to create a final, custom denture for you.
- Final Fitting. After one or multiple try-ins, the dental lab creates a custom denture from your preferred materials. Dentures may be made from acrylic, composite resin, acrylic resin, and porcelain.
Schedule Your Appointment
Are you ready to transform your smile after tooth loss?
Please call Restorative Arts Dental today to get custom partials and full dentures near you.