After any necessary pre-treatment surgeries, such as tooth extractions, you’ll come into Downey Park Family Dental to have your gums fitted for dentures. Dr. Acree will use dental putty to take impressions of your gums and any remaining teeth, if applicable. He will use these impressions to make a bite form, which will be used to measure your bite pattern and structure.
Dr. Acree will send your impressions, bite form, and other images and information to a dental lab. The lab will create a set of wax test dentures that will be sent back to Downey Park Family Dental. You will come in for an appointment to try these wax dentures, and Dr. Downey will check the fit. Depending on the results, you may need further adjustments, or the dentures may be approved right away.
If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you are likely a good candidate for dentures. Partial dentures are usually the best choice if you are only missing a few of your natural teeth.
Full dentures are only a good option if you have lost most or all of your natural teeth. This is because you must have all of your remaining teeth extracted before you can be fitted for full dentures. To learn more about each option and see which treatment is right for you, contact the Modesto team at Downey Park Family Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Corey Acree.
Dentures from our Modesto practice are an excellent way to restore your smile and your bite. They are affordable and are typically covered by dental insurance, and have a variety of other benefits, too. With dentures, you can:
If you’re missing multiple teeth, you may have trouble doing things like eating your favorite foods and speaking clearly. But with dentures, you can quickly restore your smile, chew with confidence, and speak without worrying about how you sound.
Dentures help you feel more confident about your appearance. Losing one or more teeth can make you feel bad about how you look, and negatively affect your self-esteem around others. With dentures from our Modesto office, you’ll look your best once again.