If you have teeth problems, your doctor may suggest that you get dentures. If you are going to get dentures, there is a whole process that you are going to have to go through in order to get them. You have to go through the whole process, otherwise, you are likely to have problems with your dentures fitting after a while. So, how does the process work?
The first thing the dentist is going to do is to make sure that they take molds of your mouth. You may think it's weird that they want to get molds of your mouth before any extractions happen, but there's a good reason to do that. That's because they are going to want to see how your teeth fit in your mouth and how they work in relation to everything else. That information will make it easier for your dentist to make sure that your dentures will fit correctly and comfortably. Not only will the molds show how your teeth fit and work in your mouth, they will also show the shape of the roof and the bottom of your mouth. This is important because upper dentures will have to fit along the roof of your mouth, and completely smooth dentures would be uncomfortable.
Once your dentist has taken molds of your mouth, they will do the extractions. They may do them in the same appointment, depending on how many teeth you are having extracted and how many problems that you may already have. If you are having a lot of work done, your doctor may suggest that you go to an oral surgeon so that they can sedate you and take them all out at once.
After you have had your teeth extracted, you need to have time for your mouth heal. That's because all the tissues in your mouth are going to be inflamed and swollen, which would affect the way your dentures sit in your mouth. The bones in your mouth are also going to need to have time to heal. Generally, your dentist will have you wait a couple of months before you come back to be fitted for your dentures so that you can wear them.
If you are going to get dentures, you want to make sure that they are going to fit and be comfortable. Finding a professional who understands the intricacies of denture services can help.