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Start to Finish: Getting Dentures in Melbourne

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_richardson @ 7:51 pm

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If you’re missing one or more teeth, you probably already know how important it is that you replace them. Not only can gaps in your teeth be distracting, it can also negatively impact your oral and overall health. One popular restoration option has been used for centuries—dentures. But just because dentures are a traditional choice doesn’t mean that the technique and materials aren’t advanced. So what is the process for getting dentures in Melbourne? What can you expect if you want to get dentures? Well, keep reading to learn more about dentures from start to finish.

Consultation

Before you do anything else, you need to have a consultation with your dentist in Melbourne. They will be able to discuss all your tooth restoration options and help you determine which is the best one for you and your situation. After all, for some dental implants address all their needs, but for others dentures is the right choice. Or you could combine the two with implant-retained dentures. Whatever solution you and your dentist decide on, this consultation will help you move forward with confidence in your treatment plan.

Dental Lab

This consultation is also likely be the time when your dentist will take precise measurements of your mouth and impressions of any remaining healthy teeth. This information is sent to a dental lab where your dentures are made specifically to fit you. The technicians create personalized dentures that look amazingly lifelike. Make sure your dentist works with a trusted dental lab that uses high-quality materials to ensure that you’ll get the best results with your dentures.

Fitting

When the final dentures are finished, you’ll return to your dentist’s office and have your dentures fitted. They should fit snugly over your gums and jawbone, but they should not feel uncomfortable. Your dentist can fine tune your dentures to help them feel as natural as possible. Your dentist will also explain how to care for your dentures on a daily basis. It is important to follow this advice in order to make your dentures last as long as possible.

Maintenance

In addition to the daily care for your dentures, you need to continue to visit the dentist for regular checkups. At these appointments, the dentist can make sure that your gums are still healthy and that your dentures still fit correctly. If necessary, they may be able to make small adjustments to improve your comfort.

In the end, dentures are a great way to ensure that you have good oral health even after tooth loss. Finding the right dentist who will guide you through the process will help make it all go more smoothly for you. That way, you can enjoy your restored smile for many years to come. For more information about dentures in Melbourne, contact your dentist.

About the Practice

Dr. James Trantham and Dr. Ronald Richardson have decades of experience restoring their patients’ smiles and are active participants in continuing education programs. At their practice, they offer many tooth replacement options, including dentures, dental implants, bridges, and implant-retained dentures. To schedule an appointment with them, you can call 321-473-5412 or click here.

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