See Why So Many Denture Patients in Dublin, Columbus, Hilliard and Other Central-Ohio Communities Trust Dublin Dental Care
First of all, if you are considering dentures, please know that you’re not alone. Recent estimates indicate that over 30-million Americans have some form of denture. At Dublin Dental Care, we recommend dentures for patients from a variety of reasons including: the presence of weak, damaged or missing teeth; advanced gingivitis or periodontal disease; and certain health conditions or severe accidents (such as sports injuries or car accidents).
This page is designed to debunk some of the myths surround dentures and ease your anxiety.
Myth #1: Your Teeth Will Look Fake
Skilled prosthodontists, like Dr. Pagniano, use modern techniques, state-of-the-art materials and years of advanced training and experience to create beautiful natural-looking dentures that function almost the same as natural healthy teeth.
Myth #2: Your Dentures Will Hurt, Shift and Fall Out When You Talk
While it is normal to experience some discomfort when you are first adjusting to your new dentures, they should not be painful or move around inside your mouth. When fitted properly, your dentures should fit snug against your gums and stay in place using a denture adhesive cream. Or, Dr. Pagniano may recommend implant-supported dentures that snap securely in place using surgically-implanted bars or posts.:
Myth #3: You’ll No Longer Be Able to Enjoy Your Favorite Foods
Although it may take some time to adjust to eating with your new dentures, once you get used to them you will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Many of our satisfied partial and full denture patients have shared their experience being able to once again enjoy apples, steak, peanuts and even corn on the cob! Listen to Donovan’s story below:
Click on the video above to watch Donovan’s outstanding denture testimonial.
Myth #4: You’ll Need to Constantly Have Your Dentures Adjusted
New dentures will take some getting used to, and initially it may take a few fittings to ensure a proper fit. As your mouth heals and your facial muscles and oral tissues adapt to the dentures, Dr. Pagniano may need to make some adjustments to ensure the right fit and proper bite. However, once you are comfortable with your dentures, the majority of our patients only come in for their normal six-month cleaning, exam and X-rays.
Natural Looking Dentures – Here’s Our Process
Your initial consultation consists of a thorough oral evaluation of your remaining teeth and gums to determine whether or not we will recommend extractions. The doctor will also do an extensive series of digital x-rays to gain a better understanding of the health of your jawbone and determine if you would be a good candidate for implant-supported dentures. Next, the doctor may take a series of intra-oral photographs and create impressions of your teeth and gums so that he can make models of your teeth in order to make a temporary denture. Finally, Dr. Pagniano will discuss your options and outline a treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
If it is determined that you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures, Dr. Pagniano will refer you to an oral surgeon who will precisely place the implants based on his guidelines. The time frame for this surgery depends on a number of factors, but you will likely need six to twelve months for the bone to fuse with the implant and for the gums to heal. During this time, Dr. Pagniano will provide you with a temporary denture that can also serve as a backup should something happen to your permanent dentures.
Why Choose Dr. Pagniano and Dublin Dental Care?
Dr. Pagniano has advanced degrees in Prosthodontics and has studied the unique dynamics of a smile. He is a renowned expert in the creation of beautiful, natural-looking dentures. When you trust you smile to Dublin Dental Care, you can rest assured that your dentures will be made with the utmost care. Let us restore your smile and your confidence.
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