Who Needs Tissue Conditioning When Getting New Dentures?
Posted on 12/7/2020 by Dr. Castellon
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring teeth functionality and aesthetics. The process of fitting you for dentures is fairly straightforward, but there are some reasons why you may need to undergo a process called tissue conditioned prior to getting them. Keep reading to learn more about the tissue conditioning process, and why it might be applicable to your situation.
Conditioning for Success
Tissue conditioning is the process of conditioning your gum region where the dentures will interact with the most. This can be done for new denture wearers, as well as seasoned veterans who are experiencing issues related to fitting and soreness. For new denture wearers, a soft and flexible temporary set of dentures is used to allow your gums to get used to the pressures that are applied when chewing with your permanent set of dentures.
For people who have dentures that are not fitting well, a soft lining is added to your current dentures to condition your gums while a new set of properly-fitted dentures is made. Both processes can lead to some discomfort while your gums are conditioning, but your gums are then allowed to heal before putting in your new set of dentures so that they are now stronger and more resilient to the pressures of your new dentures. The following is a list of the most common reasons why people need to undergo tissue conditioning: first-time denture user, inflamed gums, to facilitate healing after having teeth extracted, worsening denture fit, and generally if you are experiencing pain from your current dentures.
If you want to learn more about tissue conditioning, please contact our office. We would love to set up an appointment for you and get the process started.