Immediate dentures have revolutionized the process of obtaining dentures by allowing dentures to be placed shortly or immediately following tooth extractions. Mr. Ankermiller of NuSmile Denture Care prioritizes the dental health, time, and wellness of every patient and offers the latest in dental technology in Kennewick, Washington. Immediate dentures are an innovative and effective process. Call or book online to inquire.
Immediate dentures are installed into the bone socket shortly following the extraction of natural teeth. In many cases, depending on the number of teeth extracted, immediate dentures can be fitted on the same day, hence the name.
It’s best to plan for immediate dentures in advance, before you have your teeth extracted. To plan for your immediate dentures, you typically have one or two visits to the dental office prior to your tooth removal, where Mr. Ankermiller takes precise measurements of your original tooth size, placement, and areas of your lower facial structure. These measurements help Mr. Ankermiller determine the proper size for your new dentures.
A wide array of dentures is available, and Mr. Ankermiller takes time to help you decide what’s best for you. Custom impressions or the dentures you’ve chosen using a specialized computer technology are sent to the dental lab where your dentures are created by a lab technician.
Once your dentures arrive back to the office, you’re referred to Dr. Bart Roach for a tooth extraction on location. Dr. Roach extracts your old teeth under anesthesia.
Your gums might be swollen following your dental procedures and, in some cases, it can take a few weeks for the swelling to go down and for your bones and gums to completely heal. When your gums shrink back to the normal size and shape, your new dentures might shift slightly out of place and require adjustment or tissue conditioning, performed in the office.
The only benefit you have with immediate dentures is that you do not have to go around without teeth in your mouth. Your gums will be sore, and it usually takes six months on average for your gums to heal. You will need tissue conditioners (temporary refit of denture material) to stabilize your dentures as your gums heal.
Immediate dentures can improve your dental aesthetics and functionality with less time and hassle. To find out if you’re a good candidate for immediate dentures, schedule your consultation with Mr. Ankermiller online or call the office today.