Do you have to remove multiple teeth? When extraction is your only option, an immediate denture may be the most appropriate solution. Not only can you keep your smile (and therefore maintain your appearance), but you get a head-start transitioning to a denture. This process begins the moment your teeth are extracted.
First, we’ll take impressions of your existing oral structures, including your gums and teeth. Once these models are fabricated, we can place them after your teeth are extracted. Once these immediate dentures are placed, you’ll feel confident showing off your smile to friends and family without interruption.
There is no way to check how the denture will fit inside of your mouth before extracting your teeth. As a result, we may need to make esthetic compromises in order to compensate for the lack of space or other structural issues.
Once you’ve had your tooth (or teeth) extracted, it’s important to follow doctor’s orders. To start, your gums and bone will start to recede, but follow-up appointments will allow us to monitor your healing patterns and catch problems before they become serious. A temporary lining or tissue conditioner can help us create an optimized fit, but these will likely need adjustments or replacements multiple times as you heal. Eventually, a permanent denture reline will be needed to ensure comfortability and accurate fit once your mouth has fully healed.