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What To Expect

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At Light Dental Studios, our commitment to providing comprehensive dental care extends to having an in-house denture lab, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality service and personalized attention for their denture needs. Our in-house denture lab is a testament to our dedication to convenience, efficiency, and superior craftsmanship.

When you choose Light Dental Studios for your denture needs, you can expect a seamless and collaborative process. Our experienced team of denture specialists works hand in hand with our skilled dental professionals to create dentures that are not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing. This close coordination ensures that your dentures are custom-fit to your unique oral anatomy, providing the comfort and confidence you deserve.

What does the in-house denture lab mean?

One of the key advantages of our in-house denture lab is the speed at which we can deliver results. Traditional denture fabrication can involve multiple visits and lengthy wait times. However, with our in-house lab, we significantly reduce the turnaround time, allowing you to enjoy your new smile sooner.

Moreover, our denture specialists use cutting-edge materials and techniques to craft dentures that are not only comfortable but also highly durable. We understand that your dentures play a crucial role in your daily life, from eating to speaking and smiling. That's why we go the extra mile to ensure that your dentures are built to withstand the rigors of everyday use.

At Light Dental Studios, we believe that your smile should reflect your unique personality and preferences. Therefore, our in-house denture lab offers a range of options for customization, from the shade and shape of your dentures to any additional features you may desire. Our goal is to ensure that your dentures look and feel as natural as possible, so you can confidently face the world with a smile.

What To Expect After Immediate Dentures

UPPER DENTURE FIT – Your new denture may feel awkward or bulky. This is normal, and you will eventually become accustomed to wearing it. Initially, you may be asked to wear your dentures all the time. Although this may be uncomfortable at first, it’s the quickest way to identify areas that may need adjustments.

LOWER DENTURE FIT – Unlike upper dentures that has the entire roof of the mouth to provide surface area for retention, your lower denture relies solely on your jaw to keep it in place. This is due to tongue space limiting the surface area to which the denture can rest. This means lower dentures are less retentive without natural teeth or implants to use as support. Therefore, if restoring natural teeth as anchors is not an option, implant-supported lower denture is recommended. However, if this is not a viable option for you, you may need denture adhesives to keep the lower in place to minimize rocking, shifting, and/or dislodging during function.

DENTURE TEETH – Since full dentures rely on soft tissue (not teeth or bone) for support, the denture teeth are limited in what they’re capable of in terms of function. Front teeth are for esthetics and speech more so than for chewing. If you have both upper and lower complete dentures, it is recommended that you rely on back denture teeth only for chewing (see Diet section below for details). Attempting to use the front denture teeth to bite a sandwich, for example, may lead to dislodging the dentures out of your mouth as they are not anchored to anything but soft tissue and so it can move when too much pressure is applied to the front rather than back

SORE SPOTS – If the denture puts too much pressure on a particular area, that spot will become sore. Your dentist will adjust the denture to fit more comfortably. After making adjustments, your dentist will probably recommend that you take denture out of the mouth before going to bed and replace it in the morning.
DIET – Denture teeth are different from natural teeth in that they rest on your gums (soft tissue) rather than anchored to your jaw (hard tissue). It is estimated that natural teeth can withstand 6 or more times the chewing force compared to denture teeth. As a result, chewing function is significantly diminished compared to that of nature teeth. Eat soft foods and cut foods into small pieces before placing them on the back-denture teeth for chewing. Attempting to use front denture teeth may result in dislodging it from the mouth. Avoid sticky and hard foods. Always thoroughly rinse the denture before placing it in your mouth after each meal.

SPEECH – If you find it difficult to pronounce certain words, practice reading out loud. Repeat the words that give you trouble. With time, you will become accustomed to speaking properly with your denture.

HOME CARE – Remove dentures when going to sleep after 2-3 weeks. Massage your gums nightly to improve blood circulation after wearing your denture during the day. Clean your dentures daily to avoid permanent stain formation. A denture could lose its proper shape if it is not kept moist. Store them in a case with a few drops of water to keep it moist. Look for denture cleansers with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance at your local drug store.

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