The Advancement of Same Day Dentures
It is not uncommon to lose a tooth after becoming an adult. If it happens, you may have to replace it with an artificial material constructed to look like a lost tooth. This will improve your appearance, especially your smile. It will also help you to eat some food that you might otherwise not be able to eat.
Traditionally you may need to visit your dentist four or five times before you can replace a damaged tooth with an artificial one due to the process involved in denture creation is complex and time-consuming. However, if waiting for five days is too long, you can get it fixed on your first visit. That is called same-day denture. So how is it done, and why do many people prefer it?
What is Same-Day Denture?
A denture is an artificial replacement for a lost tooth. As earlier mentioned, the process usually takes several days. It is called same-day dentures when the process starts and ends on the same day. Therefore, the same day you have your damaged tooth removed is the day you will have it replaced if you choose this option. What makes that possible? First, let's look at the procedures involved in making and fixing dentures.
How Dentures Are Made
The primary aim of dentures is to replace a damaged or lost tooth with an artificial one. However, the new tooth must be similar to your natural teeth as much as possible. It must also fit naturally to the cavity in your mouth. Therefore, you may require a complete denture or a partial denture.
Partial dentures are made to replace one or more teeth that are missing, while the complete denture is for people who have lost the entire teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. It is also a complete denture if all teeth are replaced.
Therefore, the first thing a dentist will do is examine your mouth and the damaged teeth and decide if dentures are the best option for you. However, dentures are made by Clinical Dental Technicians (CDT). Therefore, dentists only examine your mouth, decide if you need dentures, and make a prescription. Fortunately, standard dental centers like The Town Dental Group have Clinical Dental Technicians under the same roof as dentists. Hence, you can have everything done in the same place.
Whether you need a partial denture or complete denture, the dentist and the clinical dental technician will first carry out a comprehensive assessment of your mouth condition. They will want to know the cause of the tooth loss and if you would need treatment before artificial teeth are installed. If some of your teeth are still fine, they will also want to protect them. You may need a mouth x-ray to study your mouth condition thoroughly. In the Town Dental Group Clinic, there are many stages of assessment involved, all using sophisticated tools and by top experts so that the dentists and the clinical dental technicians will have a complete insight into your mouth condition. The dentist or CDT will also request your dental history. If you require any pre-treatment, it will be administered. Then, the clinical dental technician can proceed to make the dentures.
The dentist will take the impression of your mouth, measure your jaw size, and record your bite. All these will guide them to make mold and wax dentures. The dentist will test the wax dentures on your mouth to see if they fit and check where they should be adjusted. Then the technician will return to the lab to make the final dentures that will fit perfectly into your mouth cavity.
What Are Dentures Made of?
The false teeth are usually made of plastic or composite material, while the base is made of plastic and colored with gum. Dentures are colored to look like natural teeth or for other aesthetic purposes. In recent times, porcelain materials are added to composite to make dentures more durable.
What Are Same Day Denture
Same-day dentures are similar to dentures described above. The only difference is that you don't have to visit the dentist repeatedly before you have your dentures fixed. It will be done on your very first visit.
What Makes Same Day Denture Possible
You can only do same-day dentures in a clinic that also runs a laboratory. However, if all the professionals and equipment needed are available in the same facility, like it is in the Town Dental Group Clinic, the dentist can make a prescription and pass it directly to the lab to prepare the dentures.
Same-day denture follows all the procedures of a typical denture but at an appreciable speed. That means the dentist will have a full assessment of the patients and decide on the type of denture best for the patient. He will pass the information to the lab, where mold and wax teeth will be prepared. If there is a need for tooth extraction, it will be made the same day. Once the clinical dental technicians are done with the preparation of the wax teeth, they will be fixed to check if they fit. All necessary adjustments will be made before the final dentures are prepared and fix.
We Can Help You
Whether you want your dentures fixed on the same day or ready for multiple visits, we can help you. At the Town Dental Group Clinic, we have all modern facilities to make you durable and high-quality dentures at an affordable cost. Our team consists of top professionals with a combined experience of over 100 years. While we carry out procedures as fast as possible, we also pay full attention to details. We understand how terrible a dental emergency could be. That is why we work extra hours. We also honor emergency calls. So, if you are in any dental emergency, don't hesitate to call, and we will be glad to help you.