There are a number of reasons why dentists opt for an immediate denture and in this article, we are going to explore all the things you need to know about immediate dentures.
Immediate dentures are a full or partial denture solution which is designed as a temporary solution so you do not have to deal with missing teeth for any period of time. An immediate denture is a solution which is completed on the same day as a tooth extraction which means that you can walk out of your dental appointment with your smile and confidence intact.
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What is an immediate denture?
Wondering about the process for immediate dentures? An immediate denture is crafted using an impression of your mouth while your natural teeth are intact. Then, based on the size and shape of your mouth after a tooth has been extracted, your dentist will place denture teeth as close as they can to the position of your remaining teeth.
Your denture will be fitted at the time of extraction, or will be fitted around a week after extraction – though a delayed fitting is only used when teeth are compromised or over-erupted.
As can be expected following an extraction, there will be swelling and some changes that will take place. An immediate denture procedure is designed to replace your missing tooth as closely as possible, while still considering any swelling or changes after an extraction.
An immediate denture is a temporary solution while a permanent denture is being made and fitted.
What is the difference between immediate dentures and permanent dentures?
Immediate dentures are a temporary solution provided by your dental professional to act as a replacement for an extracted or missing tooth.
An immediate denture is designed to provide a functional replacement with the view to eventually placing a permanent denture.
Permanent dentures are a carefully crafted dental health care solution designed to act as a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Permanent dentures are made based on a mold taken once any swelling has gone down following an extraction.
The key difference between immediate and permanent dentures is the process used to craft the replacement tooth and the fact that immediate dentures are designed to be used while the mouth is still swollen after an extraction.
How to care for immediate dentures?
After your teeth have been extracted your dental professional will fit your immediate denture. It is important that you follow your dental professional’s advice at this time to avoid complications post-extraction and to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
- After extraction you will have swelling, but as the swelling recedes you will likely find that your immediate denture will become loose.
- A solution for loose immediate dentures is a temporary lining which can be completed by your dental professional to ensure a snug fit of your immediate denture.
- Your dental professional will be on hand to answer any questions you have and will ensure that your comfort and oral health are a priority at all times.
After your extraction, you should keep your immediate denture in for a full 48 hours. Your dental professional will advise you on what is best for you, and will provide advice on pain management.
What are the benefits of the immediate denture procedure?
With immediate dentures, you do not have to appear in public toothless. You can have your tooth extraction and dentures the same day. This can be highly beneficial to your confidence and will ensure that you are not negatively impacted by tooth extraction.
An immediate denture is a simple and effective solution from your dentist that allows you to protect the tissue and extraction site, and ensures that you reduce overall bleeding. You will also have a temporary tooth in place of the extracted tooth which means that it is less likely your other teeth will shift.
Ultimately, immediate dentures are the same day solution which means you do not have to deal with a missing tooth at any point.
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