With all the advances in modern dentistry most people expect to have all their teeth for life. Sometimes, unexpected events may happen, and your dentist might suggest a denture as a cost-effective way to replace a missing tooth/teeth.
They are removable appliances that replace a single tooth, a section of teeth or your whole dentition. They may be a metal or an acrylic material and can have some “hooks” that attach to existing teeth.
Immediate dentures are temporary prosthesis made to replace teeth on the day of extraction. They are often used when front teeth are lost, usually for a period of 3-6 months while patients wait for permanent restoration such as dental implants or a bridge. They also can be used in cases where a full clearance is done (i.e., all natural teeth are to be removed), so that the patient is not without any teeth for an extended period. In these instances, relining of the immediate dentures are required after 3-4 months. With immediate dentures you can expect a good cosmetic replacement of your missing teeth. But because these dentures are made prior to teeth extraction, they will have a loose fit in your mouth compared to a conventional denture. Because they are fitted on the day of teeth removal, there will be more pain, bleeding and soreness involved. Usually, you will require more after care visits to your dentist after having an immediate denture inserted.
If you are still unsure if dentures are suitable for you, please call our office on 95237530 to arrange an appointment.