An Immediate Denture is great option when complete extraction of your remaining teeth are unavoidable. They provide you with the confidence and comfort knowing that you’ll never have to be seen without your teeth.
An impression will be made of your existing teeth and gums so they can be used as working models for the construction of your new dentures.
Using these models, Expert Denture Clinic is able to copy and construct a denture, duplicating your original teeth with improvements to your appearance. When you schedule your extraction, your dentures are inserted the same day helping you avoid the embarrassment of having no teeth during your healing period.
What to expect when having Immediate Dentures fitted:
- Your dentist will extract your remaining teeth and insert your new dentures. Your denturist can then adjust as necessary.
- It can take 6 to 8 weeks to for you to settle into your new dentures. During this time your gums, and the underlying bone will start to heal which will cause some shrinkage in the bone. Your new denture will need to be adjusted to ensure they are not loose and don’t cause any discomfort. Temporary relines known as tissue conditioners will be needed to avoid a loose fitting denture. The tissue conditioners will help help provide a cushion on the tissue during the healing process.
- Final relines or rebasing will be required after the healing period has completed.
When you first have your dentures inserted, your mouth will feel full, sometimes leading to difficulty swallowing, gagging and extra saliva flow. These are all very natural occurrences and will disappear as you become used to wearing your dentures.
An Immediate Denture can take a little time to settle into. You may find your facial expressions change a little at first however if you continue to laugh, smile and talk as you normally would, your facial expressions will quickly adjust.
Sometimes after fitting new dentures you may notice a slight lisp in your speech however your speech will adjust it’s self back to normal.
Practice makes perfect! Start with soft foods cut into small pieces and chew on both sides of your mouth. As you grow accustomed to your new dentures you can start to eat solid food again.