Experiencing tooth loss is difficult. It affects your physical wellness, as much as it affects your confidence. But some people share practical options for smile restoration. If you are one of those people, preparing for dentures is a good idea.
Why Consider Preparing for Dentures?
Preparing for dentures makes sense for your smile, oral health, overall physical wellness and quality of life. After all, without functioning teeth, you cannot eat the foods you enjoy and gain the nutrients you need. These false teeth, as many people call them, improve your smile with a natural appearance.
For fitting of your dentures, you need to prepare in multiple ways. Affordability is one issue, requiring you to research your dental insurance benefits and possibly the payment methods your dentist accepts. If you do not already have dental insurance, one way of preparing for false teeth is considering some insurance policy options.
You also need a dental examination and pre-prosthetic surgery. Most people need one or more procedures before they can undergo fitting and wear of their false teeth. In Queen Creek, Arizona, your caring dentist and other dental staff help you prepare for your replacement teeth.
Surgeries Needed for False Teeth
As said before, some people need one or more procedures before getting their false teeth. These procedures help you feel comfortable and secure in your prosthesis fit.
One such surgery is the correction of any bone size or shape abnormalities. These abnormalities cause your dentures to shift or slip during wear. Maybe you remember your grandparents or other elders experiencing uncomfortable and moving false teeth in the past. Today’s false teeth work better, much in part because of the preparation people undergo before their fitting. Some of the procedures for your preparation include:
- Bone smoothing and reshaping
- Removal of excess bone
- Bone ridge reduction
- Removal of excess gum tissue
- Tooth extractions of impacted teeth
If you seek to wear false teeth as an option to other types of tooth replacement like dental implants, talk to your dentist about which procedures you need first. Your dentist conducts a thorough exam and uses X-rays to decide whether you need any of the above surgical procedures. He also helps you understand how to prepare for your surgical procedure.
Where to Explore Your Options for Tooth Replacement
Dentures provide one option for teeth replacement. But you have other options available to you, too. These options and other dental services you need include:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Sedation dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Restorative dentistry
- General dentistry
At Marketplace Dental Excellence in Queen Creek, Arizona, your caring dentist provides an array of tooth replacement options. You also gain access to all of the above dental services and help preparing for dentures. Schedule your next visit with Marketplace Dental Excellence now by calling 480-397-0214.