Your First Denture
The removal of your natural teeth, and fitting of your first denture will require many decisions. At Denture Health Care we aim to make this transition as easy as possible. Working in conjunction with your Dentist or Oral Surgeon, we will provide you with as much information and support as necessary.
There are four options available for you to consider:
- Immediate Denture
An immediate denture is fitted by your Dentist or Oral Surgeon at the time of the extraction of your natural teeth. Your denture is therefore made before your teeth are removed.
- Delayed Immediate Denture
We begin making the denture after the teeth are removed, normally seven or eight days post extraction.
- Transitional Denture
These are dentures that are initially made as a partial denture, then when the remaining natural teeth are extracted further artificial teeth are added.
- Conventional Denture
Made 4-6 months after your extractions. The delay is to allow time for your gums to stop shrinking, and results in a better fitting first denture.
Together with your Dentist or Oral Surgeon we will be able to guide you in the decision making process. The decision to have a denture is an important one, but will result in a better personal appearance and oral hygiene.