The loss of a tooth, partially or fully, affects the patient’s image and makes the patient more prone to developing health problems. Especially if the patient ignores the tooth loss and leaves it untreated. Thanks to dentures, they provide a guaranteed solution for treating specific cases of tooth loss.
Dentures are removable replacements of missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. Creating removable dentures takes a few weeks and various visits to the dental clinic. Once the prosthodontist decides which type of removable denture fits the patient the best, the following steps are carried out.
The dentist takes multiple impressions of the patient’s jaw and measurements of the space between them. Then, the dentist creates models of the denture’s shape and the patient should try it on in order to conduct the needed modifications. After the modifications are noted, they are implemented and the final denture is ready.
Do patients have to wear removable dentures 24 hours a day?
The dentist provides patients with instructions regarding how long to wear the dentures and when to take them off. However, during the first few days, patients should wear the dentures all the time. It may be a little uncomfortable, however, it is the fastest way to determine whether the denture needs any modifications. After the modifications are made (if any were needed), the patient should remove the dentures when going to sleep. This allows the gums to rest.