Same Day Dentures
Today, there are several options available for tooth loss. Dentures are still one of the most popular ones. These removable restorations are affordable and are made to look much more realistic than older types of dentures. However, making dentures can take some time. What if we told you that you could receive your complete denture in the same appointment as your tooth extractions? At Tim Perry, DDS, we can do just that with same day dentures.
Why Consider Same Day Dentures?
There are many reasons to consider same day dentures. The biggest reason to consider this solution is that you are provided with your final denture immediately following your necessary extractions. You do not have to worry about living without teeth while your dental restoration is being made. This can help to make several things easier. You can learn how to speak with your new teeth that much faster and you will be able to eat normally sooner. You are also provided with aesthetic benefits as well.
In addition to these benefits, the same day, denture also helps in the healing process following tooth extractions. The denture acts as a bandage, helping to stop bleeding and prevent infections. This can help you to heal faster.
How is the Same Day Denture Made?
Making your same day denture involves the use of some of the latest dental technology. Instead of taking traditional impressions using impression putty, we use digital technology. Digital impressions display on a computer when then enables us to use software to digitally remove your teeth and create a denture based on those extractions. The technology provides incredible accuracy, helping to ensure that your final denture will fit your mouth properly. The process begins a month or so before your actual extraction appointment. You may need to come in for a few appointments between your impressions and your extractions. When you arrive for your extraction appointment, your denture will be there and ready to place.
Are Same Day Dentures Right for Me?
Most people suffering from tooth loss, or who have unhealthy teeth requiring extractions, and who are looking to replace their teeth with a denture are good candidates for same day dentures. There are some instances, however, in which you may be advised against them. Situations in which you may not be a candidate include if you have an uncontrolled health issue or if the shape of your jaw will not allow for it. If you are interested in same day dentures, we can help to make sure that they are the right solution for you.
What are the Drawbacks to Same Day Dentures?
While same day dentures do offer several significant benefits, there are some drawbacks. One of the biggest is that same day dentures do cost more than a traditional denture. Because the denture is created before your extractions, you may not be able to see what it looks like in your mouth before you get it. Same day dentures also may not always fit as securely. Moreover, as your gums and jawbone shrink, it can become loose. As a result, you will need to have the denture relined several times before you completely heal. Some patients may even need to have a completely new denture made.
For more information on same day dentures, contact Tim Perry, DDS at (318) 322-0576 today!