WHEN ARE IMMEDIATE DENTURES USED?
To avoid the situation of being without teeth, we often will implement the immediate denture technique. This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. I am then able to fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth, or make any necessary modifications you may wish.
When your natural teeth are extracted, your immediate denture is then inserted. In this technique, you have avoided having to go without any teeth while you go through the healing process.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IMMEDIATE DENTURES
Since we are unable to try-in the denture prior to extracting your teeth, certain aesthetics compromises may be necessary. This doesn’t present any significant problems, and the results are normally quite good.
It is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your Denturist or Oral Surgeon very carefully. As healing occurs, the oral tissues recede so denture adjustments will be required. Follow-up appointments with your Denturist are necessary. To maintain the best fit and comfort, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner will be placed in the denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will continue to shrink to some degree; however, the rate of change decreases with time. This is a natural occurrence, which is to be expected. After the healing process is complete, either a new permanent denture will be made or your denture will be relined or rebased to ensure the most comfortable fit possible.
WE will recommend the option that best meets your particular needs. To see which option is best for you simply call us for your free consultation to see if an immediate denture is the right option for you.
30 Martha Street Suite 105
Bolton Professional Building
Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Evening and House call appointments available.
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