The difference an immediate denture can make on your appearance is apparent in the above pictures.
You have the choice to have the denture made prior to pulling your teeth or after. Your Denturist will assist you with the best treatment plan for you.
Dentures Made Before Teeth Pulled
You will not have to be without teeth. This is pleasing aesthetically and you will be able to eat with your new dentures right away.
An immediate denture will be inserted into your mouth immediately after the teeth are pulled out.
Dentures Made After Teeth Pulled
You might be waiting 6 months before dentures can be inserted.
If you are having 2 maybe 3 teeth pulled is can be beneficial to wait depending on where the teeth are in your mouth.
For example: 3 teeth on lower back gums
It is recommended that 7 days (for the sockets to heal over) to 6 months (for the bone to remodel under the gums) pass prior to placing the denture.
If you are having 3 of the front teeth pulled for example and you are a public speaker you will want to have an immediate denture made for aesthetic purposes.
Another scenario is that you have to have many of your teeth pulled and your Dentist has told you they will be pulling them in stages this creates a problem when inserting the immediate dentures as they are made with the end result in mind. The immediate dentures will be constructed based on the total number of teeth to be replaced. If the Dentist only pulls half the teeth planned the denture will not fit until all of the teeth have been removed. This can delay insertion of the new immediate denture.
Why would the Dentist pull the teeth in stages?
To make it less traumatizing for the patient.
What if I don’t have a Dentist?
We can refer you to one.
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Does the cost of immediate dentures include pulling of the teeth?
No. You will have to contact the Dentist’s office for pricing as that is a completely different business.
Where do I start?
Contact your Denturist, they will get the process started for you, assist you with the treatment plan, refer you to a Dentist and construct the prostheses. Once the work is complete and the new dentures have been inserted the Denturist will guide you through the follow-up care required as well.
What happens after?
Within 24-48 hours of having the immediate dentures in your mouth the Denturist
will take them out, check fit & bite, clean them and put them back in.
Do Not Take Them Out Yourself. They might not go back in due to swelling. If this happens you may be waiting up to two weeks before the swelling goes down before you can put your dentures back in.
Within approximately 4 weeks tissue conditioners or mini-liners are put into the dentures to tighten the fit. This will be repeated a couple of times over the course of the next 6 months depending on how much your gums shrink.
Within 6-8 months relines are required. Once the bone under the gums has stopped changing and shrinking a permanent fit can be acquired through relining