Immediate Complete Denture Therapy
Immediate dentures are used when you need to have one or more teeth extracted, but do not want to be left without dentures while you recover. An Immediate Denture can also help speed healing of extraction sites. This type of denture is made before your teeth are removed, and is inserted directly following your dental extraction appointment.
A special type of denture
Immediate dentures are required when natural teeth have heavily deteriorated to the point where keeping them is neither feasible nor cost effective. The most common cause of such tooth destruction results from particular diseases, chronic cavities and trauma. Immediate dentures are unique in that they are made before your natural teeth are removed and are inserted directly following your teeth extraction appointment. This saves you from being without teeth for any period of time. Using their clinical and laboratory expertise, your Denturist will take a mould of your natural teeth and convert it to a plaster study model. This study model will be altered while you still have your natural teeth, in anticipation of how your mouth will look when the teeth are extracted. The finished product will be given to you before your dental appointment to have the teeth removed, and immediately following the extractions your Dentist will insert the finished Immediate Dentures. All treatment options for immediate dentures will be coordinated between Coldwater Denture Clinic and the local dental clinic. If you have a Dentist in Orillia or a Dentist in Midland, that's no problem. We will stay in touch with them and keep you updated.
Dental stone models before treatment
The dental models are articulated together so that the teeth come in contact. The gum line around the teeth is outlined with a pencil as a guide when replacing teeth. The denturist will select the appropriate replacement tooth size and shape to match your existing natural teeth.
After immediate denture delivery
Immediate dentures are prepared for the same day that natural existing teeth are extracted. Inserting dentures on the same day of extractions helps with healing and makes sure that the patient do not spend any period without teeth. A 24-48 hour follow up is scheduled with the patient to ensure that the patient is comfortable and dentures function appropriately. If you have any questions about immediate dentures contact a denturist at Coldwater Denture Clinic.
Before immediate denture treatment
The procedure is coordinated between the patient, dentist, and denturist to ensure that immediate dentures can be inserted on the same day when the teeth are extracted. This ensures the patient will not go for any period of time without their dentures. The dentures are made in the lab before hand and start with the denturist taking impressions and making dental stone models as a guide.
Before: heavily broken down natural teeth
After: immediate complete dentures
While immediate dentures offer a great solution to help you maintain your smile immediately following your teeth extractions, they are not without limitations. When natural teeth are removed, the underlying bone will begin to resorb rapidly. Your Immediate Dentures will need to be adjusted to compensate for this shrinkage, and periodically your Denturist will apply a tissue conditioner to bridge the gap in the areas where your bone has shrunk. This will continue until your bone shrinkage slows down, and you are ready for a permanent refit of your denture. Oftentimes, an Immediate Denture will be referred to as a transitional denture, and a permanent denture will be made after the extraction sites have healed and your bone has stopped resorbing at a rapid rate. Creating a new permanent denture will allow your denturist more ability to customize the look of your denture to suit you, as they will no longer be limited for space by the initial size of the bone pre-extractions.