A denture is a removable prosthesis replacing some or all of the missing teeth in a dental arch. With our goal being to help our patients function as healthy, active adults, not only can tooth loss be dramatically improved with dentures but they enhance your appearance and well-being. Dr. Dibling, a leading general and cosmetic dentist, along with our dedicated staff, are committed to providing an exceptional, personalized patient experience each visit. Dr. Dibling, your Manalapan General Dentist, will work with you to guarantee that you make an informed decision as to whether dentures are best for you.Full dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth still remain. Full dentures can be either conventional or immediate. A conventional denture is ready to be placed inside the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and when the gum tissue has begun to heal. Immediate dentures have been made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. Your Manalapan General Dentist at Dibling Dental wants to be sure that you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
The denture development process takes about three to six weeks and several appointments. Once your Manalapan General Dentist, at Dibling Dental, determines what type of appliance is best for you, measurements will be taken as well as a series of impressions of your jaw. From these impressions, models, wax forms, and plastic patterns, in the exact shape and position of the denture, will be made. You will try this model on several times and the denture will be evaluated for color, shape, and fit before the final denture is cast.
Even though dentures are not real teeth, you need to care for them like they are. Before removing your dentures, you should brush them to remove plaque and food particles. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Hot water should never be used because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so handle with extra care and make sure you drop them. You could ruin your dentures by trying to adjust them yourself so you should always seek assistance from your Manalapan General Dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.