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What to Expect When Dental Dentures May Be Needed

If you may be in need of Dental Dentures, this can be a very anxious time for you. Not understanding what to expect, how will they look and are they going to hold up when eating and talking to others may give some a very uneasy feeling. At Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN, we understand the anxieties that you may be going through and want to help calm some of those nerves. Dr. Mark Connolly has helped thousands of patients with dentures and overall denture and oral care and we would like to provide you with some information about the process to help familiarize yourself in your journey and to reduce those lingering doubts you may have when it comes to dentures. You can check out our dentures page for more information.

The Dental Denture Process

We would like to provide you with the dental process when you first set up your consultation with Three Rivers Family Dentistry. The entire denture development process, from the time you and your dentist make the decision that dentures are right for you to the delivery and placement of your new denture may take anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks. During that time you will have several visits with your dentist for measurements and fittings to ensure that when you finally get your dentures, they fit and look as best they can.

Step 1: Taking Your Exact Measurements
The first thing Dr. Connolly will do is to take impressions of your mouth using a soft putty-like material. He will then assess how your upper and lower jaws align to one another and measure the space between them.
Step 2: Creating Your Initial Cast
The impressions and measurements that Dr. Connolly takes are used to create the new teeth set in wax. When the initial denture is ready, you will return to Three Rivers Family Dentistry to determine if the shape, fit and color are the right fit for you. If there is anything you don’t like about the coloring, fit or look of the dentures, this is when we work with you to re-design your dentures to ensure a perfect fit and look.
Step 3: Your Final Denture is Cast
Once you are fully satisfied with the way the trial denture looks, feels and fits, it is sent back to the technician to make the final version.
Step 4: Your Final Denture Product
You come back in for your final denture setting appointment to receive your new dentures. Dr. Connolly will ensure that you are extremely comfortable with your new dentures and helps to answer any questions you may have.
Regular Checkups Are Required Even After You Get Your New Dentures
Once you start wearing your new dentures, there will be an adjustment period. Dr. Connolly will ask you to return to assess your progress. If there are any problems, small adjustments may have to be made to rectify any lingering issues. This is to be expected and it’s nothing to worry about. You may have some initial discomfort getting used to your new dentures however the discomfort will diminish quickly as your mouth and the muscles of your tongue and cheek adjust to the new dentures.

Call Three Rivers Family Dentistry today to schedule your denture examination. We would love the opportunity to help you with all your denture and overall dental needs. You may also schedule an appointment through our online form.

615.907.3456

About Three Rivers Family Dentistry

Three rivers family dentistry murfreesboro tnThree Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your families needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.

In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.

We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.

New Year New You: Dental Resolutions To Improve Your Smile

Avoid Gum Disease

Daily brushing and flossing will help prevent gum disease. Improving daily oral care routines is a simple way to improve your health. For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste. Position the bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth. Floss at least once per day to remove unwanted goodies that may have accumulated throughout the day. Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months as recommended by the American Dental Association.

Dental Cleaning

Get rid of unsightly plaque that builds up around lower front teeth. If it has been more than 6 months since your last dental cleaning, you’re due. The icky sticky goo can cause gum disease and make your breath unappealing. Schedule an appointment with your dentist today.

Quit Tobacco

Stop tobacco use. Discontinue cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco to improve overall health. Consider free online programs, progress apps, and support from groups to assist with saying no.

Restore Teeth

The new year is the perfect time to complete recommended dental work. Crowns, implants, and fillings help preserve tooth structure and maintain proper tooth alignment.

About Three Rivers Family Dentistry

Three rivers family dentistry murfreesboro tnThree Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your families needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.

In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.

We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.

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Quality Cosmetic Dentistry Murfreesboro TN

dental extractions murfreesboro tnThree Rivers Family Dentistry is a local Murfreesboro, TN dental practice that provides quality cosmetic dentistry for our patients. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, mouth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry generally provides elective treatments or services to help improve appearance and anxiety levels.

Cosmetic treatments may also provide restorative benefits. Historically, most dental fillings were composed primarily of gold, amalgam and other materials that left visible dark spots on the teeth. Todays dental fillings may be considered cosmetic to a certain extent because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. Many people may choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance their oral appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options

Three Rivers Family Dentistry provides many cosmetic dental treatment options for our patients in Murfreesboro, TN. Some of the cosmetic treatment options include:

Inlays/Onlays: Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet aesthetically pleasing way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by our dentist.

Composite Bonding: Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.

Dental Veneers: Composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening. Evaluate porcelain veneers cost and determine whether dental insurance may offset the cost.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that are used as a part of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry in order to compensate for tooth loss. Often the result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance, since missing teeth cause the face to collapse, making you look older.

Smile Makeover: Smile makeovers involve a comprehensive assessment of your smile aesthetics in order to improve its overall appearance. Typically one or more cosmetic procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening, will be required for several teeth in both the upper and lower arches in order to achieve the look you want.

Full mouth reconstruction: While consulting with you about a smile makeover to primarily improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, our dentist may discover that there is a need to provide necessary treatment to correct functional problems with your bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure. If you need full mouth reconstruction, the materials available today make it possible for our dentist to provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that also look natural.

If you are looking for an experienced and compassionate cosmetic dentist in the Murfreesboro, TN area, call Three Rivers Family Dentistry today, or send us a message via our online form.

615.907.3456

About Three Rivers Family Dentistry

Three rivers family dentistry murfreesboro tnThree Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your families needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.

In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.

We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.

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Three Rivers Family Dentistry

Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your families needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.

In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.

We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.

Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with us!
615.907.3456

Three Rivers Family Dentistry