Dentures in Bowling Green

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Restore Your Smile

At Precision Dental

Bowling Green dentures
Dentures are necessary when missing teeth are impacting your ability to function in everyday life. When you lose teeth, you suffer from aesthetic issues with your smile, but you also experience difficulty chewing and speaking with the more teeth that you lost.
Losing teeth also causes irreversible bone loss and this comes with a lot of consequences, including shifting teeth, changes to your facial structure, and sagging facial features.
If you already have extensive tooth loss, you may notice that your teeth are loose and shifting, which is how you know you probably need full dentures from our Bowling Green office.
Our Denture Placement Process: What To Expect

First, we will have you come in for a consultation with Dr. Packard, where he will perform an oral exam and take x-rays to determine if you are a good candidate for dentures. If you are receiving full dentures, we need to extract your remaining teeth. 

You will need about 6 to 8 weeks to heal from any extractions before we can fit you for a prosthesis like a denture. Impressions are taken of your mouth for all denture types and sent to a dental lab that fabricates them. 

It takes a few weeks for your dentures to be constructed. Impressions can be taken right away if you haven’t had any extractions (in the case of partial dentures). However, we will wait for your gums to heal before taking impressions for full dentures. Our Bowling Green team will also need to check how your bite fits together and will send this information along to the dental lab that creates your dentures.

Once the dental lab receives your impressions and jaw record, they will set your artificial teeth in wax and send them back to us so we can hold a try-in. This is a trial fitting of your unofficial dentures to test how they look and feel.

At this point, we expect to need to make adjustments and that’s perfectly normal. We can make any necessary adjustments and then have you retry your dentures. Once the dentures have been adjusted to your liking, you will have a final fitting where you receive your official set of completed dentures.

Types Of Dentures We Provide

Full Dentures: A full denture replaces all of the teeth in the mouth. This is only recommended for patients who already have extensive tooth loss because it requires the extraction of your remaining teeth. A full denture is held in place through suction and restores support to your face as well as helps make eating and speaking much easier.

Partial Dentures: 
A partial denture is used to replace one or a few missing teeth in the mouth by hooking onto the existing abutment teeth in the mouth with metal clasps. Partials are like removable dental bridges that fill in gaps in the smile. They are usually connected through a metal wire framework. 

Implant-Supported Dentures: An implant-supported denture is like a regular full-arch denture, except it’s secured in place by being attached to a series of dental implants. This prevents the dentures from shifting around, moving at all when you speak or eat, or falling out. This also provides a sturdy base for you to chew with, which enables you to eat more foods and speak more clearly than with traditional dentures. Best of all, dental implants preserve the jawbone so you don’t prevent extensive bone loss.

How To Adjust to New Dentures

It takes about 30 days to adjust to a new set of dentures, so don’t worry if your gums feel sore or tender, this is to be expected. You’ll also experience difficulty pronouncing certain sounds, you’ll produce more saliva, and may even sound louder than normal. All of this will subside within a few weeks. In the meantime, you can help make this process more comfortable by:

- Taking anti-inflammatory pain medication
- Rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater solutions
- Practicing reading out loud and pronouncing hard sounds
- Chewing on candy to encourage swallowing
- Practicing speaking

No one should feel embarrassed about their smile or struggle with tasks that should be second nature due to tooth loss. Dentures from our Bowling Green practice can help replace missing teeth so you feel confident in your smile again, can eat what you want, and can speak more clearly.

Schedule your appointment today!