If you’re worried about the costs involved, most dental insurance companies may cover some of the costs of new dentures. All American Dental offers patients a range of flexible payment options, and we work with leading insurance companies in Columbia, MO.
It usually takes several visits to the dentist in order to get a proper full or partial denture for your dental requirement. We will first evaluate your oral cavity to examine the gaps for missing teeth and to determine if any extractions are required. Our expert dentists will then decide on the best type of denture for your needs. Our team will discuss options with you, and once you are satisfied, we will proceed with the fabrication.
The dentist will first take repeated impressions of your jaw in order to evaluate the space between the upper and lower jaw. This also helps the dentist determine how your jaws move in relation to one another.
He or she will then use models, wax forms, or plastic patterns (or all three) to decide on the exact fit, shape, size, and color. Every patient has a different set of teeth, and this process must be done in detail in order to fabricate comfortable dentures.
The final denture is then cast after the patient tries on the model ones several times. The exact measurements and specifications are sent to the dental lab.
The final dentures are now ready for trial. The dentist will request the patient to return after a few days for any adjustments if required.
Also, it’s not unusual to experience slight soreness or discomfort and an increased flow of saliva during the first few weeks. As you continue to wear your dentures, your mouth gradually adjusts to the new prosthetic, and you feel comfortable.
Contact All American Dental in Columbia, MO, for more information regarding the different types of partials and dentures and alternatives.